BEST TIPS TO SECURE YOUR BUSINESS THIS WINTER
The clocks have gone back, marking the start of the season of long nights and cold weather. But the winter months mean more than just darker commutes and higher heating bills, it’s also the time that businesses are most at risk of break ins.
A study by the Office for National Statistics found a spike in business robberies starting in November, peaking at 22.8% in January. The numbers are clear: as the nights get longer, criminals get bolder.
Check out our top Tips for securing your business this winter.
Keep valuables out of sight
Burglars are less likely to risk jail time if they don’t know what’s inside a building before they try and break into it. You might think your office full of state of the art equipment looks impressive to passers by but remember that it looks equally impressive to burglars on the hunt for equipment that’s easy to flip at the market.
So whether you’re a a shop, an office or a warehouse, check what’s visible through your windows and rearrange your layouts or install shutters or blinds to keep your valuables hidden from prying eyes.
Light up your warning signs
Alarms, CCTV and security Guards are all proven to be effective deterrents, but they only work as deterrents if people know they’re there. Either install illuminated warning signs or light up any existing signs you have so that they’re visible 24/7 – and remember to use LED lighting to minimise energy consumption.
Don’t leave your building unoccupied
While alarm systems and CCTV can do a great job protecting lower risk premises, if a burglar decides its worth the risk, they can get in and out before anyone shows up at the scene. If your business holds valuable stock, equipment or information, you need to massively increase the risk to burglars by hiring static guards.
Guards work even better in conjunction with motion sensing lights, as burglars scouting your site would see lights switching on and off as the guard patrols, making it clear that the building is occupied and protected.
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