June 4, 2018
Guarding your business against any potential robbery or burglary should be a priority for everyone. Understanding how criminals think is highly essential for any business. How do you ensure that your business is protected from a potential break-in?
Entry & Exit Points
Doors and windows provide access to the interior areas of business premises. Install security doors and burglar resistant glass on the windows. Also, keep all doors closed and locked at all times when not in use.
Lightning and Visibility
Keeping your business well lit at night reduces the risk of criminal activity. Ensure that you have good quality lighting inside and outside.
Alarm & Monitoring Systems
Ensure you install an up to date, effective alarm system. Burglars, while scouting your business can detect if your alarm system is not in working order and take advantage of that.
Observe activities both inside and around your business premises with a monitored CCTV System. Scheduled maintenance checks must be made on the security cameras to ensure they are in good working condition.
Engage a professional security provider, ensuring that you have well-trained security officers protecting your premises, reducing the risk of criminal activity.
Introduce strict cash management procedures ensuring that the minimum amount of cash is accessible at any time. It is also recommended to have CCTV cameras looking at your till positions.
Stock and Safes
Criminals do target the safes, cash boxes and high valuable goods. Limit access to safe’s and ensure a good stock management system is in place to regularly check stock levels for any shortages.
Employee Security & Awareness Training
Training your staff on security measures is essential. Employees must be enlightened on what to look for in an individual to reduce criminal activity and how to act during emergencies.
Get yourself and your staff educated on the latest security technology. Also, get connected with your community and other business owners to share information and carry out all measures to deter crime.