Small businesses are often the targets of organised crime. Inside your office, how much valuable equipment is there? – Computers? Servers? Tills? Money?
That’s why securing your business premises should be at the top of your priority list. Here, we are going to show you exactly what it takes to protect your livelihood.
A risk assessment
Before you start implementing precautionary measures you need to find the most vulnerable spots within your business. Carry out a risk assessment and evaluate each and every corner of your premises, noting places thieves could gain access.
Once you have carefully assessed your premises and understand spots that burglars could expose, you can take the necessary precautions to make the area more secure. If you have found certain access areas to be vulnerable invest in equipment that will reinforce them.
Also consider installing CCTV in areas that you feel your business is most exposed. Here at Mike B Security we can help ensure your premises are as secure as possible with stat o the art equipment and reliable advice.
If you have staff members that are responsible for certain areas of your store or responsible for closing up in the evening, then make sure they’re adequately trained. Also run courses on how to spot potential thieves, suspicious behaviour, and how best to deal with it.
Failing to correctly organise stock could lead to employee theft. If they realise that the company’s stock takes aren’t particularly thorough, they may take advantage. So take time to implement detailed stock taking procedures.
It’s important that you carry out risk assessments every few months to check that your security measures are still effective. If a camera has broken or a lock has been tampered with, it’ll need replacing as soon as possible.
Don’t be afraid to ask for advice when protecting your property. Mike B Security has years’ of experience in the security industry and knows exactly what it takes to make a premises more secure. Contact us to find out more today.