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Why Your Business Needs a Good Local Locksmith

The threat of a break in at your business premises could mean the end to your operations altogether so here are 5 reasons why your business needs a good local locksmith.


Business Security

Business Security

When you hear the words ‘business security’, your first thoughts may well be of cyber security and the safety of customer data. Whilst this is incredibly important and a very modern threat, it shouldn’t overshadow your principal business security concern – that of your premises. The safety and security of your building, staff and the equipment and data contained within should always be at the top of your agenda and that’s one of the reasons why we think every business needs to keep the details of a reliable local locksmith to hand – just in case something goes wrong.

The threat of a break in could spell the end of your business operations entirely, so not taking your business security seriously is a dangerous mistake.

Here are 5 reasons why your business needs a good local locksmith:


Lack of security personnel

Whilst some larger or managed premises may enjoy the benefit of 24/7 security personnel onsite, most small businesses won’t. If there isn’t anyone in your building after office hours, then it will be up to your alarms, locks and access points to protect you. If any of these are lacking, then your property could be vulnerable to a break-in.


Poor quality door locks

Poor quality door locks

If your business relies on old, poor quality locks to secure your windows and doors, your premises could be an easy target for thieves. A local locksmith can not only help you to secure the property in the event of a break in, but they can also upgrade your locks today to better quality anti-snap varieties, helping you to prevent forced entry.


Internal security policies

Internal security policies

If you don’t have one, then the chances are not everyone in your organisation is aware of the security protocols they must follow. This should include guidance on who is allowed access to the building or parts of the building, names and details of all key and alarm code holders and details of where confidential information or high quality equipment should be stored.


External security policies

You might not think that what happens outside of your premises will affect your business security, however, if your employees take company equipment home – such as laptops, phones and cameras – then the potential theft of these outside of your building may also pose a security threat. Whilst the risks cannot be reduced by improving the security of your building, keeping an inventory of who has what and when and questioning staff to ensure they have good home security policies in place will go some way towards reassuring you that sensitive information and expensive equipment will be well looked after.


Knowing what to do in the event of a break in

Many of your employees will not have experienced a break in at work so will probably not know what to do in the immediate aftermath. Would you know what to do if you were the first to open up following an overnight burglary? Having the details of a good local locksmith to hand will not only provide reassurance that you can sort the problem quickly and get back up and running again, but it will also help ensure you follow the correct protocol. Your locksmith can provide valuable advice in the first instance, ensuring that you contact the Police straight away, don’t enter the building unless you feel safe to do so and leave everything as it is, because you could be tampering with potential evidence. Another good tip they may offer is to take photographs of everything before you start clearing up, as this could be useful when it comes to claiming on your insurance.


Does your business need a local locksmith?

Does your business need a local locksmith?

If you need advice on securing your business property or just want to keep the details of a local locksmith on hand, Chubb Locksmiths are based in Sutton Coldfield and provide professional locksmith services to home and business owners in the local area. You can call them on 0121 353 3644 or visit their website for more information on their services.