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Tips to Keep Your Small Business Secure

Running a business is hard enough as it is, with small profits (if any) coupled with expensive running costs, it’s easy to see how one robbery can send a small business under. Thieves can steal your entire stock in minutes if you leave your premises unprotected, so never underestimate the value of a good security system. Keeping your business safe from intruders should be of priority, so we’ve compiled a list of the best methods of keeping your business safe during all hours of the day. 

Door lock with keycard

Keys and locks



Whether you own an office or a salon, having a stable security system on your doors is crucial to deter opportunistic thieves (those who check doors but don’t go much further in their efforts). If you’ve just bought the property, we highly recommend changing the locks as you won’t know who has copies of the key from the previous owner and it’s better to be safe than sorry. You should also make sure all windows have secure and working locks on them, as any weak spots in the structure of the premises will be identified by thieves.

If you’re looking for something more than a standard lock, you should consider installing a door entry system, which offers a wide range of access methods, such as PIN, keypads and tokens. Without the correct key, no one can unlock the door, making them more secure than a standard lock – which can be picked open with the right tools.

 

Outdoor lighting

Lighting



Dark properties are a dream for every intruder, as it conceals their illegal behaviour and allows them to go unnoticed by cameras and passersby. Having a properly installed lighting system that doesn’t fail during power cuts will help prevent thieves from gaining access. You can even get lighting systems that switch on when they detect movement, taking intruders by surprise and making them leave the area.

 

activating a security alarm

Security alarm



Having a big security alarm for everyone to see is a massive deterrent for intruders. You could even opt for a system that allows you to monitor the premises from remote devices (such as mobile phones), giving you peace of mind even when you’re miles away.

 

CCTV system on small business office

CCTV systems



Whether this is a singular camera at the front entrance or numerous cameras to guard multi-building premises, CCTV cameras not only discourage intruders from entering your property, they also capture footage that could be used in court in the instance of a robbery.

 

Online safety

Think online security



These days many businesses fail to realise online security is just as important as the physical security of your property. It’s important to invest in comprehensive online protection, to protect the personal information of your employees and customers from hackers.

 

Iron gate for security

Secure the perimeter



Securing the perimeter of your property can include a range of different techniques. Whether you keep the greenery surrounding your business premises trimmed right down (so there are fewer places for thieves to hide) or fit high and sturdy fencing around the perimeter, there are many simple ways you can protect your property. We recommend fitting spikes or anti-climb paint on all fences to add an extra level of protection. 

Here at Protect & Detect, we’re dedicated to ensuring the safety of our customers in the event of a theft. We offer a range of security products, from CCTV systems to intruder alarms, our products will ensure your property remains protected. Get in touch with us today for more information on our products and services, and a member of our team will be happy to help.

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