Security tips for protecting your business
Running your own business offers enormous rewards and a lot of personal satisfaction. But there are a few drawbacks, too.
You work hard to make a go of it and the last thing you need is to lie awake at night wondering whether your business premises are secure.
Sadly, crime statistics tell us that whether it’s a planned robbery by professionals, an opportunistic break in or senseless vandalism by local hoons, every business owner with commercial premises that are easily accessed from the street needs to take precautions.
There are a number of sensible steps you can take to protect your premises, and no doubt you’ve got this covered. But it never hurts to take a fresh look at your defenses, just in case there’s something you could improve on.
Let’s start with one of the most obvious weapons in our arsenal – lighting. Common sense says that crooks prefer to operate when they can’t be seen, so less lighting in your premises means more chance that someone can slip in unnoticed. Take a good look at your indoor and outdoor lighting and make sure you’re business is effectively illuminated.
Next, let’s check the state of the locks on your building. Are they cheap locks from the local hardware store that are easy pickings for someone intent on getting inside? Or are they high quality, burglar resistant security locks professionally installed by a locksmith?
It almost goes without saying that you should have a robust burglar alarm system, preferably with back-to-base capability, especially if your business is located in a known high crime area. If you don’t have one, it might be time to reconsider, and if you do have one, when was the last time you tested your system to make sure it still does the job?
Another important step you can take to protect your property and your livelihood is to install security shutters. High quality, Australian made SIS security roller shutters are designed to keep any unwanted intruders out of your business.
SIS security shutters come in a range to suit the level of security you need, from standard commercial roller shutters to heavy duty extruded roller shutters that offer high security for factories, warehouses, clubs, pubs and hotels, restaurants, pharmacies, sports complexes, arcades, shopping mall entrances, mining and other high security areas.
As part of the Security International Services Group, Security Integrated Shutters know a thing or two about security, which gives you the peace of mind of knowing you’re in very safe hands.
But peace of mind isn’t the only benefit of having first class security around your commercial premises. By taking the right steps to protect yourself, you’ll also help to reduce your insurance premiums. And in the event that your business is the victim of a break in, remember that under most standard burglary insurance policies, you can only collect on burglary insurance it there’s evidence of a forced entry.
The harder you make it for the crooks, the easier you make it for yourself.
So upgrade your security and sleep well.