How Can You Make Your Business Less Appealing to Intruders?
There are many ways to make your company less appealing to potential intruders and in this article, we will, hopefully, point you in the right direction to making some changes to help secure your business a little further.
You can make changes to further protect your property whether you own static premises or even offer a mobile service. Here are a few ideas from Brunel Fire & Security, leading provider of CCTV in Swindon for you.
If you are mobile then the first thing is to ensure that your property is not on show, it only takes a second to smash a window and grab whatever is in view. Also, if you have a sign written van then it can often indicate to potential thieves the type of content you have in it, such as machinery and tools. It’s very important therefore to let people know that there are none of these kept in the van overnight, sometimes you see lorries parked by the side of the road with the back doors open if they are empty, stopping potential damages to the door mechanism by opportunist thieves. It’s also important to have a deterrent should anybody try to break in anyway such as an alarm and a tracker. Make sure these are prominently displayed by signage and that in the occurrence of an attempted break-in the police will be called immediately. Any leading security company can help you with the correct products. Make sure you also fit steering locks and even a clamp to your vehicle when parked overnight. You can also, if possible, reverse the back doors up to a wall thus preventing any access.
If you are a company with a fixed address looking for tips to make your business less appealing to intruders, then please consider the following solutions which can help. Make it clear to anyone looking to either damage or break-in to your property that they are being recorded and also monitored 24/7. Potential break-ins are far less likely to happen to you if you have this clearly on display. You can speak to security companies about having motion-activated cameras so any potential thief would immediately know they are being watched.
Inspect your property and look for the weak links to gaining access, maybe a hidden side door or a roof which is accessible and has roof lights, windows that may be left accidentally open such as toilet windows. Is it easy to get access by the first or second floor, not just the ground floor?
Get an alarm fitted which contacts the police as soon as it’s triggered, most insurance companies will offer discounts to premiums if you have one of these alarms. Just ask a business security company for any information you need.
If you stock vehicles outside, then consider how they are locked into your compound. Ensure that any keys kept on-site are securely locked away in a safe. Could you fix wheel clamps to prevent them being stolen or even just stopping any attempt to steal? If you do have multiple vehicles at your premises the wall signs declaring that they are fitted with trackers should deter any potential theft along with the motion-detecting cameras. Some businesses even have guard dogs based overnight on the premises to deter any potential crime. Flood lights to capture motion are also a great idea to scare off any potential criminal activity on your premises.
We hope that our article has helped you in how to make your business less appealing to intruders and if you need any more tips just get in touch with a security company who can help.