Three physical security measures you can take at your business to reduce crime

Three physical security measures you can take at your business to reduce crime

There are a number of different ways that you can make it clear to the general public that security is something you take very seriously in your business. The most effective way will always be with manned guarding – nothing is more effective at deterring crime than trained, professional and trustworthy individuals on-site, ready to react should suspicious behaviour need further investigation. Should your budget not allow for manned guarding at your business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, there are a number of other measures you can take.

Clear signage

Whether you choose to opt for constant manned guarding, or perhaps choose mobile patrols or CCTV operatives, having clear signage at entrances and exits, on buildings and surrounding your perimeters, letting people know that you have a contracted security company will help in reducing crime. We’re currently working hard on rebranding our signage, ensuring that it portrays Carter Security Solutions are being a corporate, professional security company that is easily recognisable and that stands out from a distance. In the coming weeks and months, we hope to release this branding across all of our security signs, as well as our vans and uniform.

Concrete blockades

Sometimes, no matter how secure you think your perimeters are, trespassers will vandalise fencing, or ignored gated access to force entry. This means expensive repairs and potentially costly processes to remove individuals and their vehicles from your property. Concrete blockades can be rented from us and installed to make it extremely difficult for anyone to gain entry with their vehicle to your business premises. Our concrete blockades weigh 2.2 metric tonnes each and we can deploy these at any site in the UK.

CCTV installation

We can advise on where to place CCTV at your business as well as contract security officers to monitor it. CCTV, though it has its limitations, is a great way to visually show anyone thinking of breaking and entering that you have taken security seriously and that you’re monitoring your site day and night to protect against crime. With our Carter Consultancy business, we can discuss the best CCTV systems for your type of site and assist with the installation too. With over 30 years of experience in the security industry, we will be happy to help with any questions you might have.

For more information on how we can support 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, we invest in training and we work hard to support our staff. We look forward to meeting you.

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