3 Ways Your Business Can Secure Its Premises in 2017

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It doesn’t matter what size your business is, the value of the contents of your premises can easily total thousands of pounds, not to mention the loss of earnings directly following the intrusion itself.

With businesses subject to an increasing number of external threats, how well are you protecting your business?

1. Fit CCTV Cameras

Not only can CCTV act as a strong deterrent to thieves, but it can also provide you with evidence that can be used to seek justice if you are a victim of crime (e.g. burglary, vandalism, arson, assault).

CCTV systems can be fitted to meet a range of specifications, including:

  • DVD video recording
  • Remote monitoring
  • High resolution camera systems

We have experience installing CCTV in a number of working environments, including offices, shops, distribution centres, schools, workshops, factories and warehouses.

2. Secure Your Windows and Doors

Windows and doors are the most obvious point of entry for an intruder. Do yours make it difficult to gain entry, or are you offering easy access to thieves? You should regularly undertake a thorough assessment of all entry points and repair any vulnerable areas.

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We would also recommend that you double up security by installing access control systems and security grilles.

Access Control Systems

Gain complete control of who can enter your building and when they can enter. If you have high value products or sensitive data, access control systems are a vital security consideration for you.

Access control can take a variety of forms, including:

  • Keypad Entry
  • Magnetic Locks
  • Videx Intercom Systems
  • Proximity Card Entry
  • Electronic Door Release
  • Paxton Time & Attendance Systems
  • Biometric Fingerprint and Retina Scan Entry Systems

Access control systems are ideal for a number of environments whether you have single door entry or multiple sites. They can be designed to suit any budget or set of requirements.

Security Grilles

Security grilles can be fitted to both windows and doors and act as an obstruction to entry. Unlike security bars, grilles are retractable, so they can be retracted during business opening hours and pulled closed during non-trading hours.

Not only are grilles ideal for offices containing expensive computer equipment, but they are beneficial for retail stores that have stock out on display overnight.

3. Install an Alarm System

Finally, you should look to install a fully monitored alarm system. Most alarm installation companies should be able to work with you to fit a bespoke system that meets your requirements.

As a minimum, you should look to install an alarm system with features including:

  • Door contact panels on each point of entry
  • Passive infrared sensors (PIR)
  • A bell box to provide a visual and audible signal
  • Remote control of the control panel
  • Alerts to your mobile, should the system detect an intrusion

Secure Your Business Today

No matter what size your business, the principles of securing your premises remain the same. Whether you have recently been victim of a burglary or you are looking to increase the protection around your assets, Grays Locksmiths can help. Contact our expert team of engineers for support and advice, or call 0115 942 2315 for more help.