Keeping your business premises secure is vital for not only safeguarding your assets from thieves but also to protect your employees from potential harm. Whether your business is big or small, there are plenty of ways to prevent or, at the very least, mitigate a break-in.
In this article, we discuss how to improve the security of your business premises with several ideas and suggestions so that you have peace of mind you are doing all you can to keep your business and staff safe.
Make Sure Your Doors and Windows are Secure
When it comes to security, it’s best to go back to basics – starting with your doors and windows. Go around your building and test your doors and windows for any vulnerabilities. Once you have done so, you should be able to identify any framework, including locks that need replacing. Always make sure keys and access codes are kept out of sight and monitor who has access. Also, ensure outgoing employees return any keys and that codes are routinely updated.
Monitor Who is Inside Your Building
It is imperative you can see who is entering and exiting your building. Depending on the nature of your business, you might do this in various ways.
A small shop could install a door entry alert system along with mirrors to cover blind spots. A larger organisation ought to keep a log of visitors using a sign-in and sign-out system along with ID fobs for employees. Not only is keeping a record of who is inside the premises important for security, but it is also vital in the event of an emergency, like a fire.
Install CCTV, Alarms and Security Lighting
Even the presence of a visible CCTV camera and an alarm could make a potential burglar think twice. Advertise your security to the world so it gets taken seriously.
Also, make sure the camera is prominently positioned and monitor it regularly. You could also install motion-sensor security lighting to give perpetrators no place to hide.
Shuttering is an excellent way to protect some of the most vulnerable entry points to your premises. When deployed over large windows, such as shop fronts, they not only prevent entry but also protect against costly vandalism.
Their adaptability is a key strength, as they can be cut to size to cover large entrance ways like those often found in warehouses or car garages. There are many shutter styles available now that do the job without looking too oppressive.
Secure the Perimeter and Add Barriers
Securing the perimeter of your premises can be achieved through high fencing that partially obscures your building, security panels, shutters and glass panels. You may even consider having security personnel on-site to monitor any activity.
Implement Security Policies
Effective security policies can include limiting the amount of cash you have on-site, providing adequate training so everyone knows what to do in the event of a break-in and keeping high-value items locked away. Also, make sure staff are aware of the quickest emergency escape routes and how to raise the alarm.
Improving the Security of Your Business Premises: Final Thoughts
We hope our article has given you some insight into how to make your business premises more secure. Remember, the team here at J H Garage Doors offer commercial shutters suitable for businesses across the region – get in touch today to find out more.