Is your business safe from a break in? Recently a building site had a break in costing £4,000. Can you afford to lose £4,000?
Here’s our 5 top tips to prevent break ins.
1 – Keys
When keys fall into the wrong hands they offer criminals direct access to your premises. Make sure you:
- Keep regular records on who has a key to the premises.
- Avoid putting company information on your keys, including key rings.
- Consider using keyless entry such as Keypads and Biometric readers.
2 – Intruder Alarms
Intruder Alarms offer a deterrent to would be intruders:
- Monitored systems can be linked to the police as soon as it’s activated.
- Motion Sensors, Door & Window contact and Glassbreak Detectors can all offer added security.
- Download our Intruder Alarm buyers guide for more information.
3 – Lighting
Thieves like to strike at night where they can go undetected during the darkness.
- Lighting up the premises will deter thieves who can’t hide in the darkness.
- Light up as much as possible, including pathways and entrances.
- Lit up areas allows intruders to be spotted by the public as well as CCTV and Intruder Alarms.
4 – CCTV
CCTV cameras offer a number of benefits to a business, having eyes on your premises 24/7 deters potential thieves.
- Alarms can be linked to the police once activated.
- There are a variety of different CCTV cameras which all offer different benefits.
- You can find more information on CCTV systems for your business in our CCTV Systems Buyers’ Guide
5 – Access Control
If you operate a business where a large number of people will enter and leave your premises on a daily basis, it’s possible for intruders to walk in undetected:
- Access Control units lower the risk of a thief wondering onto your premises.
- Eliminates the need for keys to enter the business, Access Control units are opened through the use of codes.
- Our Access Control Buyers’ Guide gives more information on the systems available.