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Updated by Mark Gibbons on Jun 28, 2016
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Top Security Tips for Your Business Premises

For any small business, crime is a big concern. Crimes against businesses make up as much as 20% of all recorded crimes in the UK and thieves are always looking for new, low risk ways of stealing from hardworking business owners. With this in mind, it’s important to put as many security measures in place as is possible.

Here are our top tips for reducing your security risks:

1

Update your locks

Update your locks

Whilst many retail premises have added security from roller shutter doors, some office buildings doors feature only standard euro cylinder locks to prevent break-ins. Unfortunately, euro cylinders are very susceptible to common break-in methods such as lock snapping and lock bumping. A simple and more effective alternative is to replace standard euro cylinders with much more secure anti-snap locks. Anti-snap locks are designed to break in a certain place to prevent intruders from manipulating the locking mechanism.

If you are looking for a locksmith in Birmingham, Chubb Locksmiths are well experienced in installing anti-snap locks. You can call them on 0121 353 3644 for a quote for your business premises.

2

Anti-climb fencing

If your business premises are large and feature a perimeter fence, it may be worth installing some anti-climb solutions to help prevent intruders from gaining access to your grounds.

3

Install key card access

For extra security in the workplace, installing key card access is an excellent solution. By making sure that only authorised people can enter the building, you help staff and clients to feel much safer on a day-to-day basis. Key pad codes can also be a great solution, providing that the entry code is distributed only to members of staff.

4

Security lighting

Outdoor security lighting can have a powerful effect on reducing crime on commercial properties. At night time, when most crimes take place, criminals will always look to attack businesses that provide darkness and cover so that they are less likely to be seen. By ensuring that the exterior of your premises are well-lit, this is often enough to deter thieves if they fear they could be seen.

5

CCTV

Installing CCTV may be expensive, but as a long term investment for your business, it is well worth it. Not only does CCTV help to catch footage of the culprits should your business be burgled, but it also acts as a deterrent. Generally, thieves are opportunistic and will not attempt to break in if there is a chance that they might get caught.