Our offices and workplaces typical hold a wide range of valuable items, from IT equipment to legal and sensitive documents, stock to cash. It’s important to ensure that all your important and valuable assets are protected.
We have some tips to help protect your business premises.
Use a monitored alarm system
An alarm should be one of the first considerations when boosting your security measures. To begin with, an alarm can act as a deterrent to thieves.
If criminals are not deterred, believing the reward outweighs the risk, then a monitored alarm can transmit a signal to a monitoring service, which in turn dispatches security personnel and/or the police, if they gain entry and trigger the system.
Ensure locks are to British Standard
String locks are an obvious way to prevent intruders from entering the property, but you must have locks that conform with British Standards. These locks are rigorously testing to ensure they offer adequate protection. It is also likely that your business property insurance requires you to ensure you have locks that are certified BS 3621.
CCTV images are often more associated with solving crime than preventing it, but they also act as another deterrent. However, CCTV systems should be considered as just one aspect of a robust security system. The placement of the cameras and adequate lighting should also be carefully considered.
If you’re looking for digital CCTV systems for your business premises, talk to us today.