- June 20, 2021 /
- Posted by admin
The last thing any business wants is for their commercial property to suffer a break-in. Not only does it result in a loss of money and goods, but it also means expensive repair jobs and, in some cases, mandatory shutdown period. So, to help you avoid all of these hassles, we’re bringing you some tips to prevent these risks from occurring in the first place.
Install a robust security system
The good news is that quality security systems are highly affordable in the modern age. You can get the latest technologies like infrared cameras, remote access, motion sensor technology and long-range high definition cameras that can record around the clock for very affordable prices.
Your security system should include electronic access to main entrance points, CCTV cameras and alarms that will still operate if the phone line and/or power is cut.
Provide physical and visual deterrents
Opportunistic criminals like certain conditions and will choose properties they view as vulnerable. You can take away their window of opportunity by having visual security guards. Your CCTV cameras should also be in places where potential intruders can see that they are being watched.
Sometimes the simple things are beneficial as well, and having proper lighting is a basic deterrent that will spook a lot of criminals who prefer to operate under cover of darkness.
Enforce proper access control
While it is vital to ensure all access points are properly secured, many acts of intrusion will involve criminals walking right through the front door.
It is important to ensure all main access points are monitored and secured and that all people accessing your premises have reasons to be there and that they are logged and given a pass to get inside.
Electronic access is a reliable way to ensure that only the right people are gaining access to the inside of your premises, without the electronic card for clearance no one will be able to get through.
Secure against internal threats
Around one-third of business-related bankruptcies are due to employees walking out the door with goods. This can include physically stealing products, not ringing up purchases, pocketing the money for themselves or skimming out of the cash register.
So while it is vital to secure against outside intrusion, it is essential to have strong internal measures. CCTV footage, decisive actions taken against offenders and education practices can help prevent this from happening.
It is also essential to regularly conduct stocktakes to tell if items of your product are going missing and you can track it to the source.
Install roller shutters
These give you the option to secure every access point to your commercial property while you are closed. It allows you to automatically roll down heavy commercial roller shutters that are not easily forced open and provide a visual deterrent against intrusion as well.
On top of being great at keeping intruders out, they will also protect your premises from major weather events like gale-force winds that can hurl projectiles at your windows as well as hail.
If you’re not sure where to start, we recommend speaking to a professional – like our helpful team!