July 11, 2019
You look forward to relaxing after working hard all week. The last thing you need is discovering there was an attempted break-in at your premises or worse you have been a victim of theft.
New research conducted over the first half of 2019 indicates that Sundays have been the most popular day of the week for criminal activities. These crimes were related to attempted break-ins, burglary and theft at business properties. It turns out criminals love Sundays as much as we do!
Theft remains the most common category of offence accounting for 31.4% of all crime last year followed by public order offences, criminal damage, burglaries and drug offences in Ireland.
Now with stats out of the way, here are some simple yet effective precautions you can take to ensure you enjoy your weekends without the stress:
Tip # 1
Never leave your business premises windows or any doors unlocked and make sure you have a Security company contracted to lock up your premises to ensure the building is fully secure at the end of the working day.
Tip # 2
Set up timers for the lights around your property to increase the likelihood of intruders being noticed. Have your lighting checked regularly.
Tip # 3
Always check if CCTV is operating properly. CCTV cameras will deter some thieves and can help to prosecute the more daring ones. CCTV system must be serviced regularly to make sure there is no service interruption.
Tip # 4
When an alarm sounds, a quick response is critical. Always check that your intruder alarm is connected to a licensed monitoring station.
Tip # 5
Signage displayed on the perimeter of your business premises stating that it is CCTV or alarm monitored on a 24/7 basis deters intruders.
The more protected your premises are, the less likely an intruder is going to take an interest in it. Whether it’s triple-checking your windows and doors or investing in a proper CCTV solution, taking a few precautions can go a long way in keeping your premises safe.
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