Business Security over the Summer Months
Last updated: 4.00pm, Tuesday 11th September 2018
With the past few days of pleasant weather getting us all in the summer mood here at Safes International, this is the perfect opportunity to highlight some security issues you may not think of over the summer months. Just because the nights are lighter doesn’t mean your business is secure so here are a few top tips for protecting your business in the warmer weather.
Don’t Leave Windows and Doors Open
Letting fresh air into your office during the day by opening windows and doors is all well and good but forgetting to close them at the end of the day or leaving an office unattended with a window open will be an advert to opportunistic thieves. A large percentage of office burglaries occur when the thief gains access through an open or unlocked window or door. By ensuring that windows are closed at the end of the day and when there is no one in a specific office, you can prevent this.
Install Proper Access Control
During the warmer weather your staff may be more likely to spend their breaks outside meaning a lot more people will be going in and out of the building. Without installing high quality access control, it can be difficult to monitor who is entering and leaving the building and when. With electronic access control you can ensure that only those with permissions can enter the building and you can also monitor access to certain rooms within the building. Electronic access control can also provide an audit of who has entered and when.
Don’t Let Potential Intruders See Inside
Many thieves are tempted to steal from a property after seeing valuable items displayed through the windows. With the evening getting lighter, businesses can often leave themselves open to this threat by leaving blinds open out of business hours. Asking your staff to double check that blinds have been shut at close of play will prevent potential thieves being able to see into the offices. For areas such as stockrooms which may contain high volumes of valuable items, you may want to consider boarding or whitewashing the windows for a permanent solution. Another useful solution is the installation of security shutters on doors and windows which can be used when you lock up all year round.
Let Safes International Help
Safes International is an industry leader in the supply, installation and maintenance of a wide range of security solutions from safes and cabinets to strong rooms, access control, and more. We have engineers situated across the UK to enable quick response times and our helpdesk is on hand to provide advice and log service calls. If you are looking to tighten your business security and would like to talk through your options, speak to one of our sales team on 0141 554 1170 or complete our contact form.
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