When a business has been targeted for a break in the victims are often left deeply out of pocket. There’s not only loss of merchandise and equipment but also business owners will be left with the damage caused by the burglars such as broken doors and locks and smashed windows. This is why our team at City Locksmiths Bristol have put together this handy guide full of tips on how business owners can improve upon their current security measures at their business premises to help better defend against potential burglars.
Risk assessments are a valuable resource for any business, by carrying out a risk assessment any vulnerabilities you may have at your business premises will become apparent and a plan can be put in place to resolve them.
As a business owner you may feel you already have a good idea about what security measures could do with improving, with this said it is always advised that you seek the help of a professional when carrying out a risk assessment as there could be vulnerabilities in your security measures that you have never even considered.
After a professional has carried out a risk assessment at your business premises, they will be able to provide you with detailed and reliable advice and information on what you can do to improve the overall security at your business premises.
Below you will find a few tips that often come up on professional risk assessments, these will all vary depending on the location, size and trading hours of your business.
Business Security Upgrade Tips
Change and/or Upgrade Locks – This is a simple security upgrade that will often come up, particularly if your current locks are damaged, old or do not meet or exceed the British Standard.
Restricted Key System – By implementing this system you will be able to ensure that only you as the business owner has a key to your premises, if spares need to be made then it can only be done with your permission as a code will be required to make copies. This way you will know exactly how many keys there are to your business premises and who has access to the copies.
Window Locks – If the windows at your business premises don’t currently have locks on them then you will certainly be advised to have locks installed as soon as possible. Also depending on the location of your business and the windows within it you may be advised to take further security measures such as window restrictors or bars.
Cabinet Locks – Any cabinets or drawers that contain valuables, sensitive information or medication should all have locks installed.
These days there is a wide variety of various high-tech security solutions available, so it would be a good idea to take full advantage of it as it will go a long way towards better securing your business. Below you will find examples of a few of them:
Smart Locks – There are many benefits to having smart locks installed at your business, some of the most obvious benefits include the ability to grant access from a distance and being able to monitor when a door has been unlocked and who unlocked it.
HD CCTV – High Definition CCTV is a huge benefit for any business security measures, it allows you to remotely monitor your business and acts as a massive deterrent to would be burglars.
Security Alarms – Security alarms are a proven deterrent for burglars, it is also recommended that you display signs to warn people that the alarms are active.
If you need any further advice on improving your business security or would like to implement any of the security measures, we have mentioned then contact City Locksmiths Bristol today – 0117 287 2012