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Protecting Your Business – 3 Security Tips

Last updated: 7.30pm, Monday 19th November 2018 by

Your business is your pride and joy right? You put blood, sweat and tears into building it up from nothing into the successful SME it is today. So why is it that 75% of SMEs don’t have adequate security systems in place?

With everything else in business to think about, it can be easy to let security slip to the back of your mind but this can have devastating consequences should your premises be targeted by burglary. It has been calculated that the average cost of burglary across the lifespan of a business in £13,570.

Can you afford to throw £13,570 down the drain?

Before you start to panic, there are some simple solutions you can put in place to ensure that that money stays firmly in the business.

Access Control

Have you considered how people can get into your business premises? Is it as simple as just walking through an unlocked door? Or do you have a more sophisticated system in place? It’s also not just how someone gets through the front entrance, you should also think about any rooms that need restricted access.

Access control systems such as pin code or fob systems can help you monitor or restrict access through certain doors in the building. For higher security within your premises, you could also implement an interlocking door system which only lets you gain access through the second locked door when the first has been securely closed behind you.


When it comes to protecting the assets within your business, safes provide the perfect solution. Made from steel and sometimes even concrete, these strong structures can provide high levels of security for cash and important documents. Depending on what you plan to store in the safe, you can get various graded safes which have been tested to European standards. These graded safes are also insurance approved meaning you can get the contents insured, giving you that extra peace of mind.


Do you currently store printed documents in files on shelves that anyone can access? Or perhaps you store them in a cupboard with a simple lock? Often we can forget how much important data is stored in these documents and how easy it is for it to get into the wrong hands. Secure storage cabinets offer a simple solution which can make a big difference. They will protect your important documents from theft, fire and other forms of damage such as general wear and tear. It will be just the same as having a cupboards filled with files in your offices only the files will be much more protected.

How Can We Help?

Here at Safes International we provide a wide range of safes, cabinets and access control solutions for businesses of all sizes. For more information, feel free to browse our website or for specific enquiries fill out our online form or call us on 0141 554 1170 to speak to one of our sales team.

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