3 Things You Can Do This Summer To Make Your Business Safer
Aug 21, 2018
With longer days and lighter evenings, it's a great time to review your security arrangements - especially outside your premises. The good weather makes it easier to spot security risks and make good.
So take the opportunity to tighten things up - before the shorter days draw in.
Here are our top three tips to help you get it right.
1. Get advice
If security is not your thing, there's always the chance you'll make unintentional mistakes without proper advice. Guesswork and assumptions can all trip you up. It's not worth it - especially because that can be avoided. So make the time to get some expert input. Don't do it over the phone. There's bound to be things you won't think to mention. Far better to have an expert visit you on site. That way you can walk around, get into the nitty-gritty, and feel sure you've got all your bases covered.
We don't charge for our Onsite Security Reviews - so please take advantage.
Book a date and one of our experienced engineers will visit you on site. We'll cover far more than your intruder alarm. There are plenty of other measures you can take to beat the burglar.
It's why we'll look at lighting, locks, the height of your hedges, the position of your bins, and the location of motion lights - to name just a few.
Once we're done, you'll have a comprehensive list of everything you can do to cut the likelihood of your premises being targeted. Some we can help with, some you can do yourself. But importantly, you'll know you've not overlooked anything and can feel confident you're focused on the right stuff.
2. Don't cut corners
It's so tempting to convince yourself that the worst will never happen. Unfortunately, this is dangerous thinking. You don't want to deal with the aftermath of a break in - especially if it could have been avoided.
It's a cliché but prevention IS better than cure. So if you know there are locks to replace, broken windows to fix, codes to sort, and CCTV to repair, don't leave it. Take advantage of the good weather to sort all the bits and bobs outside. Better to do it when the weather's warm and dry rather than clambering around in the rain and wind.
Sure, it's yet another thing to squeeze into your already hectic schedule, but once it's done, IT'S DONE! You can tick it off, forget about those jobs and put your focus elsewhere.
3. Make security everyone's responsibility
It's smart to have a designated security person and you will need to hold the reins as the manager, but you can get your staff involved too.
Encourage your team to report security concerns - just make sure you take them seriously.
You can't have eyes everywhere, but collectively you can cover a lot of ground. So ask your staff to report broken windows and damaged locks. Get them to tell you if they spot anything suspicious. Remind them how you take security seriously because you want everyone to stay safe.
When it's everyone's job, it's more likely to get done.
When it comes to the security of your premises, you can't just tick it as done.
It's something you need to review - regularly.
Criminals are getting smarter and the threats to your business are changing all the time. So don't get caught out. Don't take security for granted. Instead, review your situation regularly. You'll sleep easier at night and you'll cut the risk of dealing with the aftermath of a break in.
You're not alone!
We're here to help you get the job done. So book yourself in for a Site Security Review today. Remember, it's free and there's no obligation.