Around 20% of the crime committed in the UK is committed against businesses. Taking steps to limit your vulnerability can help to prevent your business suffering significant losses from crime. Here we explore how you can protect your business premises from crime.
Determine the risk
Before taking any other steps you should consider the weaknesses of your business premises. Consider how interlopers might get into the property and where the blind spots are. By identifying these you will be able to work to protect the weaknesses.
One of the best things you can do to protect against crime at your premises is to install intruder detection systems that connect to integrated security systems. Identifying the presence of a criminal will allow you to call the police and there is a high chance that you’ll be able to catch them in the act. With security technology now linking into your phone, it is possible to determine the presence of a criminal in your property straight away.
Connecting video surveillance into your security systems will act as an excellent deterrent to criminals. CCTV will greatly increase the possibility of identifying perpetrators and as a direct result, they are far less likely to attempt to break in in the first place. When installing CCTV it is important that you opt for HD cameras that will enable easy identification of the perpetrators as this may be the evidence that you need to rely on to get your equipment or stock back.
Carrying out regular checks on your stock, your equipment and also on the security of doors, windows and other entrances is an important part of maintaining a secure business. Failure to do so will open you up to theft from inside and to opportunistic crimes if an entrance is left open. To prevent crime occurring it is important to be organised and to regularly check your security systems for weakness.
Security and security systems may not be your forte and it is often sensible to seek security advice from people who know the business and know what steps to take in order to protect you from crime. Modern security equipment can create an incredibly secure work premises if utilised correctly and you can be informed of a problem within seconds. You can even set the equipment up so that you can see the intruders as they attempt to access your property from your mobile device. Seek advice now on how to secure your business and you’ll be able to rest assured that your premises is safe.