Security technology is more advanced now than it has ever been before, and yet break-ins and burglaries are still a big concern for business owners.
Fortunately, there are a few simple security measures that you can take in order to protect your business from crime, even when you're not on the premises. We specialise in security here at IDS - here are 4 security tips to help you safeguard your premises:
1. Lock all doors and windows.
This should go without saying, but many a business owner has gone home at the end of another day without locking up properly and ended up paying the price. You obviously need to lock all doors when you're not on the premises, but you should also be sure to shut and lock all windows: an open window is an easy access point for a burglar, and even if it's not open very wide, the intruder may still be able to force it open and climb through.
2. Make sure you've got good locking hardware.
Locks are your building's primary defence against trespassers, so do a little research and make sure you're using strong, high-quality locking hardware on all entrance points. You may also wish to invest in some shutters to give your premises an extra line of fortification.
3. Install an alarm system.
A good intruder alarm system
will deter trespassers, and some of the more modern systems will automatically call the police when set off. Make sure you train your staff to activate and deactivate the alarm system, especially if they're responsible for opening and/or locking up the premises - you don't want them to leave the alarm system switched off overnight, and nor do you want them setting off the alarm and summoning the police for no reason!
4. Use CCTV cameras to keep watch while you're away.
can be another very effective means of deterring potential burglars - most people won't commit a crime when they know that there's a camera watching their every move! Furthermore, if you are the victim of a break-in / burglary, CCTV footage can help the authorities to identify and track down the culprit more easily.