There is not much worse than arriving at work in the morning to find that the business has been broken in to. It is a horrible moment for any business owner. However, it can also be hard to know what you can and can’t do. We have put together a list of things you need to do if you arrive at work to find the business has been broken into.
The first thing you need to do is call 101 and report the business break-in to the local police. If the intruder is still there call 999. However, if they have left and there is no sign of them, then calling 101 will be the right option for you.
Next, you need to call your team. Tell them to work from home if possible and not to come to work. You don’t need your team in as they may get in the way of the police. It may unlikely that they can work in the office that day, so contact them as soon as possible to keep them away.
Do not move or touch anything until the police tell you that you can. Wait until they give approval to begin tidying up, or until after they have visited your business. When you can, remove all valuable stock and cash from your premises until it is safe and secure again.
It is imperative that you re-secure your business premises as quickly and robustly as possible. This will help prevent the risk of a second break-in to your business. While boarding over a broken window or door may be a short-term solution, it may not be sufficient in protecting your property from another attack.
Arrange for replacement glass and explain it is an emergency. Do not remove the remaining glass from the window and door frames. This can act as a deterrent until the replacement glass arrives and is fitted.
As soon as you can, call our team. We can look at your existing security measures for your business and recommend where they can be improved. This could include surveillance cameras, sensor lighting, intruder alarms, door access systems and more. These improvements in your business security will reduce the risk of a break-in in the future.