Security Tips for Business
Unwanted intruders can do much more than steal stock and assets – they can threaten your staff, destroy property and cause serious disruption and loss of productivity.
Fortunately, there are practical steps you can take as a business owner to minimise the risk to your business and its people. Here are just a few:
- Make sure all doors, windows and gates are secured with high quality keyed locks.
- Install a monitored alarm system. Choose a reputable alarm provider who will support you in the long term.
- Secure internal doors with appropriate locks. If you have several employees, consider a restricted master key or digital access control system.
- Provide good lighting around your premises. Motion-detecting lights are a good option, as they provide an element of surprise and also save electricity.
- If you have display windows, make sure they are glazed with impact-resistant glass and remove valuable items from the windows overnight.
- Prevent the risk of car attacks – consider installing concrete bollards or other obstacles in front of shop windows. Eliminate possible hiding places such as trees and bushes around your premises.
- Keep up-to-date data backups stored offsite. Remember that in most cases the data stored on your computers is worth far more to your business than the computers themselves.
- Keep detailed, up-to-date records of all your equipment and inventory stored offsite. In the event of a burglary, this will help police in their investigations and speed up your insurance claim.
- Get to know the other businesses in your area and look out for each other.
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