Security Tips for Small Businesses
Last updated: 3.14pm, Tuesday 18th September 2018
Ensuring that your business is secure will only provide benefits for yourself and the company. When starting up a new small business, it could be daunting trying to work out which security features would best suit your property. Which is why we’ve researched some helpful tips and solutions to your problem.
Federation Of Small Business Findings
In 2016, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) released new statistics relating to the effect business crime can have on small companies. These findings included the average cost of offline crime towards small businesses, which stood at £5,898 in losses per business affected.
Further FSB research also found that 38% of small business owners are failing to report any crime they experience as they do not believe the report will result in a successful prosecution.
Due to the high amount of small business owners choosing not to report crimes against them, this brings into question whether the current crime statistics are accurate.
Another finding of the research showed that a third of small business owners believed that business crime in their area was increasing.
How To Protect Your Business
In order to protect your business, at times it would be wise to think like a burglar. By doing this, it will be easier to spot any easy access points or blind spots from cameras. Assessing how easily access can be gained to your property will provide better knowledge of where security needs increasing.
Having an MLA approved locksmith install or maintain locking systems on doors and windows will ensure that the highest quality systems are in place. Not only this, but it will also provide peace of mind that the job was professionally completed to the highest possible standards.
Organising security checks as part of your daily routine will help to ensure that all security systems are working as they should be and are up to date and well maintained.
Deciding what level of security your business requires could still be perplexing, however, by speaking to professionals in the field, they will be able to provide a deeper insight into your businesses requirements. Police officers may also be able to offer some assistance and recommendations. Doing your research is always likely to pay off.
Installing a commercial safe will ensure that any valuables stored inside the premises are kept secure, whether you’re there or not. A commercial safe will not only provide a secure storage location for valued items or important documents, but it will also provide peace of mind that these items are secure.
At Safes International Scotland, we have a wide range of commercial safes in a range of sizes to suit all business’s needs. Not only do we offer commercial safes, but we also have ranges of insurance approved safes and fire resistant models to ensure the contents are protected whatever the circumstance.