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Your Quick Guide to Staying Secure This Summer

As the summer days approach, we look forward to warmer conditions and longer daylight hours. It can be easy to forget about our security needs. Therefore, we have come up with our top 5 security tips to ensure your premises stay secure.

Stay Secure With Our Top 5 Tips

 1. Clear Obstructions From Your CCTV Cameras

The summer quickly see plants, flowers and shrubs coming out in all their beauty. While this is great for the aesthetics and makes the building’s gardens look nice, it can also be a problem for the security.  CCTV and Intruder Alarms can become obstructed, potentially missing any intruders that on site.


2. Prepare For Staff Holidays

During the summer months, while the weather is enjoyable, members of staff take their annual leave. This may include the premises key holder or owner. We recommend entrusting another senior member of staff with the premises key in case of an emergency and so they can lock up at the end of the day. If the building is going to be empty you should contact your remote monitoring company and let them know.


3. Don’t Forget About Your Security

When there is no one in the premises, ensure windows are not left open, off the latch and remain locked. The same for all doors and other openings within the building. Although your remote monitoring station will be monitoring your premises between specified hours, theft during daylight hours often increases, while it’s more likely that your site is not monitored.


 4. Remember That Intruders Don’t Just Operate in the Dark

You might think that longer daylight hours means there is less chance for an intruder to enter your premises. However, this is not the case! Not all intruders operate during the darkness, some will walk onto your site while the doors and windows are open in broad daylight.


5. Keep Your Maintenance up to Date

It is important to keep your servicing and maintenance up to date, this should be done all year round but is often forgotten about during the summer. Arrange a maintenance contract with an approved company to take away the hassle of arranging the maintenance yourself.


Don’t put your people and premises at risk, discuss your security options with one of our specialists by arranging a free survey today. For more information call 0845 402 3045 or email  and one of our sales team will be in touch to arrange a convenient time.


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