Happy New Year everyone; we hope you all had a fun and safe festive period!
Now though, it’s time for us to get back to business. The issue at the forefront of our minds is the inevitable rise in burglary & theft that strikes at this time of year. Whether business or home owner, this could be the best time to re-evaluate what you’re doing to protect your premises, through carrying out a Security Survey.
There are lots of things that can be done to improve the security of your business. Firstly, you should ensure that you have the correct grade of intruder alarm system for your business. There are many different options involved in this; wireless, wired, police signalling, audible only and more, but which is right for you will depend on the nature of your work. Your insurer should be able to tell you what grade of system you require, and our Security Experts will be able to give you all of the help and advice you need to decide which type of system best suits your needs.
Intruder alarms aren’t your only option though; another good idea is security lighting. Illuminating the outside of your premises using heat/motion activated security lights will act as a deterrent to any potential criminals, making them much less likely to target your home or business. This is not only because the lighting could alert you to the presence of an unwanted visitor, but also because burglars are much more brave under the cover of darkness, and prefer to shy away from places where they’re more likely to be spotted (such as places that are well lit).
Adding to this, in what we call the ‘layered defence’ method, a good idea is to use warning signs to say that you have an intruder alarm in place, or that the premises are guarded (even if they’re not!). Statistically, criminals are much less likely to target a property that has made a visible effort with security measures.
Another simple but effective solution is to ensure that all of your doors and windows are secure. This may seem painfully obvious, but a surprisingly large number of burglars gain entry through unlocked or weak doors and windows. You should check that your locks and bolts are of sufficient strength, so that there are no weak spots that could potentially be used to force entry. If you’re a business owner, consider having roller-shutter doors fitted to your main doors and windows, this will add yet another defensive layer by lowering the possibility of windows being broken and limiting access to access points.
Last but certainly not least, if somebody does manage break into your premises, make sure that you have a sufficient CCTV system so that you can give evidence to the police. This could be the difference between a criminal getting away with your belongings, and being put behind bars (where they belong!).
Tyneside Security are able to provide and install all of the security systems discussed in this article, and all to an extremely high standard. If you have any questions or would like to make an enquiry about any of these protection methods, please get in touch and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Tyneside security supply, fit and maintain CCTV systems in across the North East, as well as intruder alarms (burglar alarms), and fire alarms. We can also install security lighting, access control systems and much more. The first step is to organise a free survey with one of our Security Experts who will determine your exact requirements and give you a no-obligation quotation for your bespoke security package. The system will then be fitted by one of our experienced and highly reliable engineers, who will look after your system for years to come.
Tyneside Security operates right across the North East of England including Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Northumberland.