Is your Workplace Secure? Top Safety Tips for your Commercial Premises
It’s important to always put safety and security first when it comes to running a business. However, have you actually done enough to ensure that your premises are protected from criminal activities? With rising commercial theft statistics and increasingly intricate methods employed by thieves to gain access to a property, it’s important to stay up to date on your security systems.
Luckily, there is a range of methods you can incorporate into your building’s security protocol to ensure that your business is well-protected; here are just some of them.
Carry out a risk assessment
Before taking any steps to update your security, it can pay dividends to spend a bit of time determining where your business is most vulnerable. Although you may already have a surface understanding of your building’s potential weak points, a risk assessment can give you a more in-depth understanding of your security requirements.
Secure the premises
After highlighting your premises’ weak spots, it’s time to begin securing them, ensuring that they can’t be taken advantage of by criminals. A great place to start is to install CCTV cameras at strategic points around your building.
CCTV works well due to its double-pronged approach to minimising crime. Firstly, by catching criminal acts on camera, you’re much more likely to catch the suspect later and secondly, it acts as a significant deterrent to would-be criminals.
It’s also a good idea to ensure that everything valuable inside of your building is properly protected as internal theft is a genuine issue. This can be done in a variety of ways, including simply moving expensive equipment away from windows and access points or investing in a quality safe to completely secure your most important assets.
Consider updating access systems
Given the choice between smashing a window or quietly slipping through an easily manipulated door, a criminal is likely going to pick the latter. With this in mind, it’s essential you have an access system in place to ensure only the people you want to come in are able to do so.
Access systems can come in a variety of different styles, from pin numbers to key cards and can prove to be a real asset in the fight against crime on your premises.
Carry out regular checks
Consistency is key when it comes to protecting your business, which is why it’s essential to keep up to date with regular security checks. This should include everything from checking the locks on your windows to testing your security systems.
Ensure your commercial premises is secure with Campbell & McGovern
When it comes to your business, cutting corners on security runs a significant risk, which is why you need to enlist the help of the professionals. At Campbell and McGovern, we have an extensive range of security solutions to ensure your assets remain safe.
Whether you’re in need of a quality safe or a cutting edge access system, our team is on hand to help. For more information, visit our website or get in touch with our team at either our Liverpool or Wirral branches.