Research shows that robberies against businesses increase by over 20% each winter period. In addition to this research, insurance companies also see a rise in business claims, up to 33%, during the colder months. This is why it is essential that you secure your business this winter – to help ensure your business is not at risk from a burglary or theft.
It’s important that you think about how your business can avoid being a victim of crime. Take the time to review and assess the security strategy for your business. If this is something that you need help with, please contact our team. Our business security professionals are experienced in helping businesses like yours stay secure and protected from criminals.
One way to consider how to secure your business this winter is with the installation of high-quality CCTV. It should go without saying, but if you are installing the CCTV outside your business make sure it is weather resistant. Fog, frost and even snow are commonly seen during the winter months. It’s important that your security cameras can record footage through these weathers to capture any potential thief in action.
Think about where you will put your CCTV cameras too. While you may have locations over exits and entrances in mind, and maybe a hidden camera or two – think about visible cameras too. Installing CVTV cameras that can be seen easily will capture footage of any thefts. However, these visible cameras will also work as deterrents against those criminals that don’t want to be recorded doing criminal activity.
What is the lighting like outside of your business premises? Like we said, criminals like to go unnoticed. They love the winter months as they can work under the cover of darkness. However, if you have good security lighting that illuminates the surrounding areas of the business, then you will not be giving criminals any areas to hide or be unseen.
It’s a good idea to have a walk around your premises too. Keep your eyes peeled for any overgrown trees that could obstruct the view of CCTV cameras for example. Check for holes in fences and gates too, as this can make access easy for potential criminals. Our business security specialists can carry out a full site assessment with you. They can then recommend the best business security measures for your premises.
Unsure how to protect your business this winter? Call our business security experts now. They’ll happily answer any questions you have and offer advice where required.