How are you planning to protect your premises during lockdown?
With another three weeks (at least) to go in lockdown, business owners need to be prioritising their security to protect their premises and assets. Although a 3-week marker has been given, this is only until the next review of the situation and only ‘essential businesses’ will be opening up first.
So, assuming that businesses will be shut or working with reduced staff for the foreseeable future, how are you planning to protect your premises during lockdown?
If you don’t have sufficient security measures during this time, then you are leaving your premises and assets vulnerable to crime such as theft, damage or harm. To avoid this, here are 4 essential ways that you can protect yourself.
4 ways to protect your premises during lockdown
In this period of uncertainty, it can be difficult to distinguish exactly what is needed for your business to ensure you return to a safe environment to work in. If you have these 4 measures in place, however, you can have peace of mind that you’re protected.
1. DIY methods
There are measures that you can take yourself to protect your premises during lockdown, you just need to make sure that you are doing these effectively and consistently. Here are some important security tips:
- Maintain your physical security and procedures at all times.
- Identify vulnerable areas and plan to put extra protection on them, ensure security gates, bollards and fire exits are secure.
- Remove all high-value goods and cash to a more secure location and put a note on the outside to advise that this is the case.
- Visit your premises regularly to make sure that your site and assets are secure.
- Test your alarm, ensure it is monitored and fully operational with a list of up to date key holders given to any alarm monitoring company.
- Consider changing access control privileges.
2. One-way vision window film
One-way vision window film is an extremely effective (and cost-effective!) way to deter crime and protect your assets. Providing a one-way mirror effect, this film prevents opportunistic criminals from seeing inside your premises but another major benefit is that it strengthens your existing window glazing. Windows are the ‘weak point’ of any building but with security window film, you can create a protective barrier on the outside of the glass which is shatter-resistant and protects against theft and vandalism.
Protect your assets from view and prevent criminals from gaining entry to your premises with window film.
Want to find out more? Window film can be fitted from the outside of your property during lockdown, so contact Rhian at Applied Products for further information.
01792 895 730
3. CCTV cameras & alarms
CCTV is associated with significant reductions in property crime, so if you want to deter criminals and protect your premises during lockdown, this is an effective method of doing so. As well as deterring theft and damage, many CCTV and alarm systems have remote viewing or motion-detecting capabilities. This is invaluable in our current situation as it allows you to monitor your security constantly without you having to physically be at your premises.
Protect your premises remotely 24/7 with CCTV and intruder alarm systems.
Want to find out more? Contact Dez at H3 Group for further information.
0800 389 2288
4. Security Guards
Bigger businesses like manufacturing companies and warehouses need manpower to complement their digital security measures, especially in times like this where a lot of premises are left unattended. To ensure complete site security, consider security guards to patrol your premises, control access, monitor your security systems, and to deter, detect and delay any breaches in security.
Protect your assets and your site with manned guarding.
Want to find out more? You can take advantage of temporary security contracts to ensure that you have emergency security cover for as long as you need it. Contact Becky & Gemma at RGM Security for more information.
01792 293 249
Protect the future of your business
We don’t know how long lockdown is going to go on for so the security of our businesses needs to be our priority. It’s just not worth the risk. Using these 4 methods, protect your premises and your assets now to ensure that you have a business to go back to.
We can help ease the pressure at this tough time
As part of helping businesses make it through this difficult time, Applied Product’s is partnering with other local South Wales businesses to provide security to businesses at risk. If you or someone you know is struggling at this time, please contact us; we can help to ease the pressure.
01792 895 730