It’s a volatile time for businesses, not helped by the fact that many have had to close their commercial premises due to lockdown restrictions.
With staff members furloughed or working from home, many buildings are sitting empty – putting them at risk of intrusion. On top of this, there are fewer people out and about, making it easy for burglars to break in unobserved.
If you need to keep your commercial premises safe from theft or damage, you probably need to introduce extra security measures to target any existing vulnerabilities.
All business can be vulnerable to criminal damage, including theft, vandalism and arson.
That’s why it’s a sensible precaution to have an annual security check. By pinpointing strengths and weaknesses in your current security, you can take steps to safeguard your business premises.
As a consequence of this, you can also lower your insurance premiums, create a better working environment, and increase consumer confidence.
All businesses are susceptible to criminal damage such as theft, vandalism and arson.
Landlords have a duty of care to ensure the homes they provide are safe and secure for their tenants.
Fortunately, there are plenty of simple measures you can take that will improve the security of your properties, even when there are frequent changes of occupant or multiple tenancies in one building.
For retailers, there’s a balance between making stores a welcoming venue for customers while at the same time protecting staff and goods.
However, security features for retail premises can be discreetly installed to ensure that they don’t impact on your day-to-day trading activities - inconspicuous intruder alarms, CCTV and access control can all be used to help protect your business from theft and other malicious activities.
Whatever size your business, you will undoubtedly want to have peace of mind that your business premises are secure and the contents are protected from theft or damage from unwanted intruders.
A survey of 500 small to medium sized businesses conducted by *Populus in 2015 found that more than 50% of the companies had been targeted by crime, costing the owners up to £25 million in damage and recovery costs.
Theft doesn’t only cost a business money, the repercussions of such an event can have a lasting impact on both staff and the business itself.