The lockdown caused many business owners to close their doors and employees have largely found themselves resigned to working from home or furloughed. While there is light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine rollout, it is still important to ensure that your business premises are completely safe, whether you have staff on-premises, or the office is currently vacant.
While burglary and crime rates are down over the past year, the Daily Mail reports that Crimestoppers has warned that there will be a spike in burglaries once the lockdown measures are eased, and police in the UK are urging businesses to reinforce their security measures to prevent their businesses from being targeted.
We wanted to have a look at some of the most important security tips to help you deal with the security risks and give you the peace of mind that your premises are safe.
Review your Security System
Regularly review your security system and perform a series of tests, particularly while still in lockdown. Some systems will allow you to do this remotely, reducing any unnecessary travel.
Consider Access Control Privileges
Access control systems can be a helpful method of dictating who does and doesn’t have access to your business premises. Such a system will allow you to revoke and set varying levels of access to different staff members.
Installing a CCTV System to Deter Crime
CCTV cameras are an excellent way to deter theft. CCTV systems have been associated with reducing vehicle crime and property crime.
Keep The Space Lit
As you would at home, keeping lights on in and around the building is a great way to make your business premises look less empty, making it much less inviting to potential intruders.
Hopefully, the above tips will give you an idea as to how to beef up your security measures to help protect your business, premises, and staff.
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