Top tips on how to prevent your business being a victim of theft
For a business owner, being the victim of a burglary can be a nightmare. Not only is there the loss of equipment or stock, there is also dealing with any resulting damage, sorting out insurance claims and more. But there are some simple and cost-effective ways to enhance the security of your business premises in Peterborough.
Firstly, to assess all the potential weak spots in your security that burglars could potentially take advantage of, it is worth considering undertaking a risk assessment. Various factors including the location and size of the business, what is sold and the value of assets on the premises and trading hours can all influence the sort of security you may need.
One of the primary concerns should be ensuring that the locks on your doors and windows are up to standard. This isn’t just about security – it can also help bring your insurance premiums down. Locksmiths such as Inta-lock Locksmiths in Peterborough can install new locks and locking systems.
For example, Inta-lock Locksmiths commercial locksmith services can supply, install and repair a range of door entry and keyless entry systems for offices, which are becoming more common in the UK these days.
Requirements are often different for retail premises – but are just as popular targets for burglars. But Inta-lock Locksmiths work with shop owners across Peterborough to make their premises more secure.
For instance, we can supply and fit – as well as repair – the full range of high security locks on the market. Our trained commercial locksmiths can also advise on the right sort of lock for the business’ needs.
For added security, there are things like door closers and grilles, which work as a deterrent to burglars as well as a physical barrier. Again, Inta-lock Locksmiths can supply and fit them professionally.
Inta-lock Locksmiths can also change locks and cut new keys if there are concerns over missing keys.
It isn’t just about external locks – internal ones for things like filing cabinets are also important. Many businesses still use traditional filing cabinets to store important documents or items and therefore it is essential they are secure. Inta-lock Locksmiths can ensure filing cabinets have the right sort of locks with the required security.
Likewise, safes are another important security feature for many businesses – especially those where significant amounts of money may be stored. Inta-lock Locksmiths can help supply and install a range of safes, including security safes and data safes.
For extra security, alarms are an effective way of keeping burglars at bay. The mere presence of a system can put some off – making it noticeable to passers-by is always recommended – but it will also alert others if someone does break in.
Likewise, CCTV surveillance is known to discourage some would-be burglars. With cameras keeping an eye on the premises – inside and out, if wanted – it can also be a useful tool in catching anyone who does break in. these systems can deter things like vandalism and trespass too.
Criminals are always looking at new strategies to break into businesses, so it is important to remain one step ahead – it is advisable to have regular security reviews to ensure the business stays at the forefront of best practice.
Inta-Lock Locksmiths will always ensure that any locks fitted will satisfy your insurance company. If you’re unsure if your locks are insurance standard give us a call and our commercial locksmiths in Peterborough will be more than happy to help.
For a free survey, expert advice and a competitive quote for any locksmith work required at office or retail spaces in Peterborough, give Inta-lock Locksmiths a call on 01733 590027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org