Published: 03 Mar 2022 in

Conducting a thorough risk assessment of your business premises and determine the strategy around your security needs is no easy task. Without the proper knowledge and experience, important factors that could influence the security of your business could be missed – leading to costly break-ins and mistakes. With over 30 years of experience in the security world, Nick Carter of Carter Consultancy can work with your business to advise you on exactly how you should approach the physical security of your business.

1. We can determine internal threats

If your first thought surrounding security is that of external threats such as vandalism, trespassing and theft then you might need to think again. Internal threats to the security of you business are perhaps the most likely, and the most disturbing.

If your business has a high turnover of staff, or if your industry offers shifts patterns that make it difficult to know who is in control of keys, internal threats to your business might be much higher than you think. Having a designated keyholding service and perhaps even an unlock/lock service takes the pressure of employees, and removes the risk of keyholders abusing their power. This might be sharing keys or even getting keys copied. Instead, a SIA licensed and trained Carter security guard would be in control of the keys, meaning there’s no risk of keys being lost, stolen, copied or lent to others.

2. Analyse your existing security measures

Once internal threats have been managed, it’s time to look at your existing security measures and how we can support. We’ll take a thorough look at any weaknesses in your perimeters and visibility to advise the most effective and cost-effective solutions for you.

We’ll consider any existing CCTV, the condition of your internals and external doors, the strength of your windows and any technology you might already have in place. Are there better, more cost-efficient, and effective solutions on the market to what you already have in place? By discussing your existing security measures with you, we can help you to determine your next steps.

3. Assess your perimeters

Finally we’ll take a look good at your perimeters. The need for secure perimeters will be based partly on the location of your site, and this is an important consideration when thinking about security. For example, rural settings might need a different approach compared to those based in cities centres, such as concrete blockades, for example. 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. It might be that mobile patrols are most suitable, or that manned guarding is recommended. Knowing the right security measures to take need no be a daunting and costly investment, Carter Security can guide you through the process – working with your budget to make it possible.

For more information on how we can provide quality security at your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team. We look forward to hearing from you.

If you’re looking to further your career within the security industry, please check 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. You will need to hold a valid SIA license before applying.