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Tips for Businesses these holidays

Fri, December 05, 2014

Businesses can adopt some simple measures to help protect their properties from burglars over the holiday season - our busiest time for alarm call outs.

Summer shutdowns and skeleton staff levels provide opportunities for unwelcome visitors.  It is important that businesses take time to carefully evaluate their security measures to avoid having finding their premises have been damaged or broken into. 

The best defence is prevention and planning to make premises unappealing to burglars. 

Some simple steps to keep your premises secure over the coming weeks include:

  1. Arrange additional mobile security checks during the day.
  2. Arrange to check on the welfare of staff working alone over the holiday period.
  3. Check your access control configuration for the statutory days and shutdown periods.
  4. Put mail, courier deliveries, daily newspapers and milk deliveries on hold.
  5. Make sure all windows and doors are properly closed and locked.
  6. Secure all vehicles, plant and equipment.
  7. Messages indicating your business is unattended will alert opportunist burglars, monitoring your calls remotely or contracting an answering service are good alternatives.