How To Protect Your Business Premises: Security Tips & Advice

At some point in our lives, we will know someone who has been the victim of crime, or we may even be the person affected. Whatever the crime, we cannot underestimate the personal, emotional, or financial implications it comes with. To feel protected is something most of us need and yet many of us don’t find this on a day-to-day basis. Security systems should be part of our regular lives but as we live more freely and travel more often, it is important to look at ways to ensure that your business is protected and secure.

Here are some steps you can take to improve the security of your premises.

  • Risk Assessment
    It’s important to identify what your weak points are, the areas that need improvement. Ask your team, they will have some thoughts on this, and this will help you focus on what needs to be improved.
  • Protect yourself, staff, and customers..
    Make sure your workplace is as secure as possible to deter potential thieves or burglars and to ensure that your property remains safe.You can do this by providing staff with training and information about security procedures, as well as by fitting secure locks and requesting that visitors are let in by staff members who know what to look out for.
  • Secure the perimeter
    Public perception is always important, especially when it comes to your business premises. You want your customers and potential employees to look on your site or premises with a sense of security and familiarity. Securing the right lighting and fencing can certainly help in this area but be careful not to go too far (by making it look like a prison!)
  • Real time notifications of intruders
    The ability to monitor and control your business from anywhere in the world is one of the main benefits of remote alarm monitoring. It means you can stay on top of things, no matter where you are or how busy you are.So, if something is happening that shouldn’t be – a window open when it shouldn’t be, for example – then you’ll know about it almost immediately. Being able to quickly close windows and doors will help keep you and your staff safe.
  • Protect your stock
    Now that you have worked out what stock levels you want to maintain, paying attention to your stock levels is important. Being organised will help you to identify any discrepancies in your stock count early on – question excessive amounts of voids, credits, or damage claims, and install CCTV in areas where stock is stored.
  • Strengthen entry points
    Are there several ways of getting into your property that would benefit from improved security? Whether it’s doors and windows or external shutters, install all of these things that have been designed to lock when the building is empty and fitted with a good quality, up-to-date alarm.Fitting CCTV is also a good idea as it can act as a deterrent to intruders. This could also help to reduce your insurance premiums.
  • Security Lighting
    Security lighting is an effective means of deterring criminals. With 75% of burglaries happening in the evenings, illumination is vital to preventing crime as it allows you to see outside as well as informing criminals that they are being watched.
  • Install CCTV & Alarms
    CCTV is a must have for anyone looking to protect their business. Most criminals do not want to be seen and could be deterred if they knew there would be CCTV installed at your property. Having CCTV installed on the outside of your building is a visible deterrent, and videos can be used in the courts as evidence to catch any culprits.
  • Safeguard important equipment
    If you own or manage an organisation in the UK, record all equipment serial numbers and carry out regular property and equipment audits. This will help keep your business safe.
  • Keep on top of security
    Keeping your business safe and secure should be one of your main priorities. This is to ensure that you are always looking out for the safety and well-being of your employees and your business’s assets. Such as in the event of a break-in, who knows what damage could be caused by burglars? You should always maintain a working security system that covers all areas.

There’s simply no excuse for businesses to neglect security. Preparation is the best way to beat off the rising incidences of crime, so if your business is leaving itself vulnerable to theft and burglary and has security measures in place, then you’re putting yourself in direct danger.

You might think that implementing so many new security protocols are a bit over the top and you don’t know where to start?! But there’s no need to worry. Here at Rydal Security, we offer the complete range in security measures, from Alarm & CCTV systems to Door Entry Systems. So, if you would like to discuss your options, why not give us a call on 01733 511116.

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