Theft can be really damaging to a business – it can result in loss of earnings, damage to property and of course claims on your insurance. Making sure that your business is safe and secure is vital if you want to avoid these things. So, what can you do to keep your business safe from theft?
First of all, it sounds simple, but it is something that everyone should check before leaving for the day – make sure that all doors and windows are locked and shut properly. Burglars are opportunists and if a window is left open it is easy for them to get into the building and back out again without being seen, or even having to make a noise by breaking a window that would raise the alarm.
Consider how you store things that are inside the premises. Anything that is valuable that needs to be kept on the premises, should be stored away somewhere that is secure and can be locked – a safe is ideal for this.
Another thing that you need to protect is confidential data. All businesses will have data that is confidential and can be abused and used to commit fraud or identity theft if it falls into the wrong hands. Ensure that electronic devices are security protected and that any files with sensitive information are password protected.
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Having CCTV and alarm systems is also a must for keeping your business premises safe. Even the sight of a security camera or an alarm system can be enough to put a burglar off, and this will also give you the peace of mind that should there be a problem, the alarm will go off.
There are lots of types of security alarms and CCTV systems for businesses out there, so it is worth looking around to find out what is available and consider what is best suited to your business.