Whether you own a premise, that is commercial or residential, how you secure it is always important. This is where security comes in. Whilst alarm systems and CCTV monitoring is a way to help keep your premise secure, there are other things you can do to minimise the risks.
With crime across the UK is appearing to rise and more and more businesses are being targets by thieves, is it time to review your security?
Top Security Tips:
Here are some of our top tips on those little things that can make a difference when it comes to protection for your premises.
Tip 1: Beware of things around you
Thieves will often scout out premises over a few days in order to see the ‘routine’ of the building. Always make sure all staff know they should report any suspicious activity straight away. This could be seeing the same car or person in the vicinity often is always a give away that your site is being eyed.
Tip 2: Check the Perimeter of your Site Regularly
Any gaps or holes in fencing makes your site vulnerable. It is easy to access for unwanted visitors, for example, people from the street or animals. Make sure all damaged fencing or walls are fixed straight away.
Tip 3: Don’t Put All Eggs in One CCTV Basket
CCTV really is a must for any premises these days. However, thieves often cut power cables prior to a break in. If you are in a more rural location it is always worth investing in manned guarding for your side for extra protection.
Tip 4: Change Will Help
Always change the codes and locks when employees, with this information, leave the company. Lots of the break-in’s that occur due to it being an inside job. By changing all of the locks and codes, it will minimise the risks that this will happen.
Tip 5: Be Visible
Visible security works a great deterrent if there has been a spate of burglaries local to your premises. This is things such as regular mobile patrols throughout the night or a visible onsite security officer, doing his patrols. This will show anyone who is trying to enter the site that there is security in the area.
Tip 6: Stay Onto of Everything
It is so important to carry out regular risk assessments on your premise to:
- Make sure your cameras and alarms are always working
- speak to other businesses in the area to see if there has been a break-in
- check on the police website crime checker.
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