Published: 29 Jul 2022 in

Carter Consultancy is one third of The Carter Group, and gives you direct access to incredible security expertise. Headed by Nick Carter, who holds over 30 years of experience in the security world, Carter Consultancy can work with your business to advise you on exactly how you should approach the physical security of your business.

1. Actively reduce internal threats

Internal threats to the security of your business are more likely than you think, with your employees having the knowledge and the access to your most valuable assets.

A high staff turnover, rotating shift patterns, and varying keyholders, can increase your risk to internal security threats. We can investigate where your weak points might be and offer solutions to mitigate that risk. Having a designated keyholding service and perhaps even an unlock/lock service takes the pressure off your employees, but most importantly, removes the risk of keyholders abusing their power or simply being careless. This could include sharing keys, or getting keys copied. A much safer solution would be to contract a Carter Security SIA licensed and trained security guard, who would be in control of your company keys.

2. A thorough overview of your existing security measures

We can take a thorough look at any vulnerabilities at your business premises to advise the most effective and cost-effective security solutions for you.

It might be that your CCTV systems need to be upgraded, or that the conditions of your doors, windows and fences need to be addressed. We’ll take a look at any security technology you might already have in place and advice on any updates that might be required. Most importantly, we’ll work with you to build a cost-efficient, and comprehensive solution that works within your budget.

3. Determine security measures to be implemented

Finally, we’ll investigate your perimeters and research the local area and crime rate. The need for secure perimeters will be based partly on the location of your site which is why this is an important consideration when thinking about security. Should you be based in a rural setting, you might need a different approach compared to a business based in a city centre. Fencing, gates, CCTV, thermal imagery, and access will all need to be discussed, as will the number of people you’d expect to be assessing your site daily. Well discuss the benefits of manned guarding and mobile patrols and we’ll guide you through the process – working with your budget to make it possible.

For more information on how we can support your business with our security consultancy service, 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 security guards, choosing instead to invest in training and we work hard to support our staff. We look forward to meeting you.