Published: 05 Aug 2022 in

It’s predicted that later this year the UK faces a potential recession. This means the economy will struggle, people will lose their jobs and companies face making fewer sales. With the cost of living continuing to increase, the general population will find it tougher and tougher to make ends meet.

For businesses across the country, this triggers a security crisis as unemployment levels rise and crime levels increase. From vandalism to theft, you will need to be extra vigilant in protecting your assets. This is where Carter Security can assist.

How can staff redundancies affect your business security?

Should there be the potential of making staff redundancies in your business, now is the time to act. Keyholders hold the power over the physical security of your building, and should they face redundancy, their feelings toward you as their ex-employer could turn sour. Keys could be deliberately misplaced or copied – finding their way into the wrong hands. This not only makes your business vulnerable, but it could make it tricky to claim against your insurance should something happen. With no proof of forceful entry, due to keys being used, it makes it very difficult for a claim to be approved!

This is where our keyholding service and our lock/unlock service come into play. With highly trained SIA licensed security officers as the keyholders of your business, you need not worry about keys falling into the wrong hands or their power being abused. Should your business face multiple redundancies, the security of your physical premises will remain a top priority, managed by security professionals.

How do high levels of unemployment t affect the security of your business?

With any recession comes higher levels of unemployment. This is a result of businesses failing to meet targets and needing to let staff go in an attempt to protect the longevity of their business.

With clear links between increased crime levels in areas of higher unemployment, a potential recession could result in businesses being targeted by criminals who may simply be trying to make ends meet at home. To avoid your business being a victim of such activity, you’ll need to be proactive in your business security measures.

We can work with you to build a security offering that suits both your needs and your budget. It might be that mobile patrols are most suited to the size and location of your business or it might be that we need to consider manned guarding. CCTV cameras could be installed, alongside thermal imaging cameras, or we could suggest the keyholding service mentioned earlier in this article.

For more information on how we can support your business with our security services, please don't hesitate to 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.

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