Do you take extra precautions when it comes to keeping your home safe? Well, if you’re a business owner, you need to ensure that your business premises are as secure as possible too. Keeping your business premises safe should be high up on your priority list. Criminals target businesses at an alarming rate due to the high-value nature of assets retained in offices.
Below, we have covered some top tips to help keep your business premises safe and secure.
Carry out a risk assessment
First, you must identify the weak points of entry around your premises that may be vulnerable to attack. Once you’ve addressed this, you can take the necessary steps to protect your premises.
Train your employees
It only takes one employee to forget to lock a door or give an unauthorised person access into a restricted area. You must train your employees on physical security. It’s important that they understand the risks and liabilities involved in poor adherence to company policies.
CCTV cameras act as a deterrent to potential intruders. This is due to the potential risk of the intruder being identified and their actions reported to the police.
FCM monitor CCTV cameras 24/7/365. We have our very own on-site Remote Video Response Centre (RVRC) which is equipped with leading technology and SIA licensed operators who ensure every customer receives the best service available. For more information on this service, click here.
Use keyless entry
Technology has transformed so much over the years. There are numerous ways doors can be locked and secured in a building, and intercom and door access control systems seem to be a popular choice for businesses. They range from electronic keypads that secure a single entrance to large networked systems for multiple buildings.
Mayfair Fire & Security is a leading access control system specialist who design, install and maintain leading-edge intercom and door access control systems. To arrange a survey at your premises, contact their team on 0800 9179385.
Keep your premises well-lit
Well-lit areas will help deter intruders due to the increased risk of being spotted. External lighting can also help keep employees safe when they’re arriving or leaving work when it’s dark.