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How to keep intruders out of your business.

Protect your business from the outside in by following the below proven deterrents –

  • Ensure a well-maintained exterior free of rubbish and graffiti. This will reduce the likelihood of your business being targeted by criminals, so try to remove any graffiti. If any appears on a nearby wall or structure, call the local council who will send their specialist team.
  • Identify areas that may be vulnerable to forced entry and have them made more secure.
  • Ensure any service doors are locked and secure when not in use.
  • Ensure you have a monitored alarm and that it’s fully operational.
  • Ensure your CCTV is operational, provides facial recognition as well as good quality images and covers any vulnerable areas. 24-hour digital CCTV is also highly recommended.
  • Make sure that wheelie bins are stored away as these can be climbed on to gain access to the building, especially via the first floor.
  • Ensure there is sufficient lighting around the premises, especially loading areas
  • Consider moving high-value goods away from display windows overnight.
  • Prune any overgrown bushes or nearby trees, as they can provide cover for anyone trying to hide from view.
  • Doors and windows are particularly vulnerable – use security-rated products to make them more burglar-resistant.
  • External shutters, although effective, may require planning approval. Use attack-resistant laminated glass in sturdy frames where possible. Alternatively, film can be applied to glass to make it more resilient.
  • Anti-ram raider bollards mounted externally can be used to protect frontages but may require planning approval
  • Try not to keep cash on the premises and always use a bolted-down safe with a time lock and anti-tamper sensors that trigger an alarm.
  • Make sure stockrooms are locked and, where possible, keep stock out of sight.
  • Smoke-generating devices that activate on unauthorised entry create a smokescreen and foil burglary. They’re designed not to damage stock.
  • Make sure your keys are not left on the premises and that only designated staff have access. In case of emergency, make sure there’s a list of keyholders who can be contact.

For more information, advise and assistance, contact us at service@markb508.sg-host.com or visit https://www.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/business-robbery/protect-your-business/ 

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