Published: 25 Aug 2023 in

As the crisp breeze of autumn begins to settle in, the change in weather brings more than just a shift in seasons. For businesses, the colder months come with unique security challenges that require a proactive approach. At Carter Security, with over 30 years of experience safeguarding a diverse range of industries, we understand the intricacies of weather-related security concerns.

1. **Increased Risk of Break-Ins:** Criminals tend to take advantage of longer nights and the cover of bad weather. Reduced visibility can provide the perfect opportunity for unauthorised access to your premises.

2. **Frozen Equipment:** Cold temperatures can wreak havoc on your security equipment, including surveillance cameras and alarms. Malfunctions can leave your premises vulnerable and unmonitored.

**Carter Security's Cold Weather Security Checklist for Businesses**

1. **Upgrade to Manned Guarding:** Our SIA licensed security guards, are an excellent first line of defence against security threats. With a strong physical presence, they deter criminal activities and ensure round-the-clock vigilance.

2. **Deploy Mobile Patrols:** Our mobile patrols are tailored to navigate challenging weather conditions. They offer a dynamic approach to security by patrolling your premises at irregular intervals, leaving no room for predictability in potential threats.

3. **Enhance CCTV Surveillance:** Our CCTV surveillance functions in all weather conditions. The clear visibility they provide acts as a deterrent, and the footage they capture can be invaluable in investigations.

4. **Check and Maintain Lighting:** Adequate lighting is crucial during the darker months. Ensure that all entrances, exits, and vulnerable points are well-lit to discourage unauthorised access.

5. **Secure Doors and Windows:** Cold weather can weaken door frames and windows, making them susceptible to breaches. Regularly inspect and reinforce entry points to prevent forced entry.

**Why Choose Carter Security?**

At Carter Security, our legacy is built on safeguarding businesses throughout the year. Our team of SIA licensed security guards is not just skilled, but also committed to providing you with peace of mind, no matter the weather. Our mobile patrols are equipped to handle the challenges posed by colder temperatures, and our advanced surveillance technology ensures that your premises remain under a watchful eye, even in adverse conditions.

For information on how we can work with you to provide a quality security service at your business, please don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.

Alternatively, if you're looking to further your career within the security industry, please check the careers section on our website or email us an up-to-date copy of your C.V. We never subcontract our staff, we invest in their training and we work hard to support our staff. We look forward to meeting you.