Business security is one of the most important things you can consider for your business. It enables you to live the life you want to and provides that all important employment to others. Securing your business physically is just as important as protecting it from cyber crime. Ensuring the safety of your staff and assets should be at the forefront of plans for any business owner.
We often hear in the news about cyber-crime but this doesn’t mean that burglaries don’t happen. With that in mind, it’s important to think about the purpose of your physical security. This includes, deterring criminals, preventing them from gaining access and also protecting staff.
Let’s take a look at some of the best security practices to keep your premises as safe as possible.
Business Security, inside and out
Business premises are usually the target of attack as they are generally vacant at night. Increasing the effort that it would take for a criminal to access your property is a great deterrent. There are some great ways to increase the effort required for a criminal to access your premises, including:
– Anti-Climb Paint is a fantastic deterrent because when it dries, it’s slippery. It’s almost as if it doesn’t dry because it transfers onto whatever touches it. And, it’s ridiculously hard to get out of clothes and off of skin.
Before applying Anti-Climb paint, assess your building to find any potential access points. This will allow you to understand where the paint will be of best use. Don’t slap it anywhere or your staff might end up walking round accidentally covered in the stuff.
Most intruders can scale fences, drain pipes, lamp posts and walls with ease. So, once you’ve put in place your anti-climb paint, get some signs up to tell them it’s there too.
– Security Lights are an inexpensive way of deterring criminals from your property. Known for their love of working under the cover of night, shining a light on burglars can send them packing.
If you need to upgrade your existing security lighting, Lenz Security can help!
Install an Access Control System
Access Control Systems are another great way of making it hard for someone to gain entry to your building. An access control system does exactly what it says on the tin. It gives you control over who has access to your premises.
This can be in the form of keypad or fob access with push to exit buttons. You can read all about the Access Control Systems from Lenz Security here.
These systems also add an extra layer of security due to their electronic/magnetic locking features. So, as well as key access, you would also need a fob. Thus making it that extra bit harder for a criminal to gain access to your staff and business assets.
Installing CCTV at your business premises is one of the best deterrents around. Criminals certainly don’t want to get caught in the act. At Lenz Security, the installation of CCTV is one of our specialties.
We have the skills, knowledge and experience to create robust systems to keep your assets safe. The systems we install mean that you can check in on your premises from your smartphone. And, from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a connection to the internet.
At Lenz Security, we are also proud to offer a 24/7, 365 after-care service. This helps us to keep your new camera system in full working order. Our staff can take your call day or night, in the event of a system malfunction. This gives you peace of mind that you have the best team on hand to help you keep your business safe.
Install a Burglar Alarm
Just like our CCTV systems, our Burglar Alarm Systems are smart. They’re designed to notify you of a potential intrusion into your home as quickly as possible.
This allows you to notify the relevant authorities with no hesitation needed. Burglar Alarms, once triggered usually result in police being called to the scene. Therefore, scaring off any would-be burglars from your premises. Luckily, if you’ve got CCTV installed, you should be able to simply hand over the CCTV to the police to help catch the culprit.
If you’re in a new business premises and aren’t sure what type of alarm system you need, don’t worry. At Lenz Security, we’re here to help. Our quotation service is completely free of charge and no obligation.
Install a Safe
A safe can play an important role in preventing theft. Say a burglar managed to get past your robust Access Control System and your CCTV unnoticed, however unlikely. They’re now inside your premises, your alarm has triggered and you’ve notified the police. All your important items sit inside your safe. They’ve now got to crack this too, and do so before the police arrive.
At Lenz Security, we can install Safes of all shapes and sizes. We’ll be with you along the way from selecting the safe that you need, right the way through to installing it and showing you how to use it.
Assess your Physical Business Security every year
Even with all these effective security measures in place, it’s not uncommon for criminals to gain access to your business. With that in mind, it’s definitely worth reviewing your business security every year to ensure that it’s maximised.
Criminals are becoming smarter as technology advances. And so, it’s not worth risking your hard work by leaving things unchecked. Regularly checking for weak points shows that you are keeping on top of things and if you ever need a hand, you know where the experts are. Get in touch, we’re happy to help.