“Do’s and Don’ts” with your business security

 

 

There are some practical and simple steps that can be taken as part of your “security housekeeping” which we have listed below.
Forward thinking can be a less costly option than loss of assets, damage to premises and the downtime associated with business crime so don’t operate a “wait and see” policy.

Some of these may seem obvious but who do you have within your company who takes an active role in ensuring these boxes are ticked?

 

  • First things first, carry out a risk assessment of your site to identify potential risk.
  • Carry out regular checks of the security of your doors, windows and other entrances as these are “weakspots” in your organisation for criminals and internal theft.
  • Stengthen doors, improve external security lighting and fit suitable window locks and ensure service doors are locked when not in use.
  • Make sure wheelie bins and other items around site are stored away so the cannot be used to climb to areas for easier access.
  • Train your staff on how to spot suspicious activity and who they should report it to.
  • Warehousing buildings should have strengthened loading doors to prevent ramming and shutter contacts linking to your intruder alarms.
  • A high fence around your perimeter is good first line of defence against intruders.
  • Don’t leave valuable assets or off cuts of metal on view externally around your business premises.
  • Regularly check that your monitored intruder alarms and monitored CCTV are in working operational order.
  • Signage on fencelines or gates warning that your premises are protected by electronic security measures can be an effective deterrent.
  • Consider automated barriers or gates at the entrance to your premises to stop vehicles entering site looking for opportunistic theft.
  • Have a communication strategy with other local businesses to pass on best practice ideas and threats in the area (and always report incidents to the police).

 

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