How Can I Make My Premises More Secure?
Crimes against businesses take many forms, from shoplifting and robbery to fraud and data breaches. Burglary is an especially common crime and according to official government statistics there were 45,000 reported incidents in the wholesale and retail sector alone during 2014.
Identifying vulnerabilities within your business will enable you to determine what systems to put in place to ensure the maximum security of your business. Depending on your individual needs, possible security measures can include:
Alarms And Sensors
Alarms and sensors are an essential security measure for all businesses, alerting you to any possible security breaches. Alarm systems like glass break detectors, contact sensors and motion sensors should be installed both inside and outside your property.
Retractable security shutters and grilles can be installed for use on any doors or windows on your business premises. Most suppliers will carry out free valuations to assess your needs and offer a fixed-cost maintenance contract to ensure the longevity of your security measures.
CCTV cameras can provide internal and external surveillance and will enable you to observe who enters and leaves your building. Not only will their presence act as a deterrent to criminals but in the event of a break-in, the footage they capture can provide valuable evidence.
Criminals are far less likely to break into a property that is well lit. Security lighting such as floodlighting on the walls and fences of your premises, gatehouse lighting for the entrance and area lighting surrounding buildings will help deter criminals and also identify any caught on CCTV.
When paired with other security measures, warning signs and stickers can be incredibly effective deterrents. If you have a number of security systems in place, let criminals know about them.
When it comes to protecting your business, investing in quality insurance is just as important as physical security defences as this will help you to get back on your feet quickly should your physical security measures not prove enough to keep burglars at bay. To discuss an insurance policy that is built around the needs of your business, get in touch with the team at Boyd Insurance today.