Whether you are just starting out or you’re well into your 20th year of running a successful business, you’ll know the importance of keeping your premises secure. When we start up a business we often put everything we have into it, and that’s not just money. It’s our time, our commitment and our lives. Setting up your own business takes a lot of courage and belief. If your business is attacked by thieves it can feel as if they have taken not only money from you but also everything you have put into your business. Unfortunately there will always be thieves around, we cannot prevent that, but we can prevent them from breaking into our premises.
Locks And Doors
Many of us would assume a simple lock and gate would be enough to stop any intruders from breaking in. But thieves know your business is your way of making money. Even if you don’t have hard cash in your premises they know there will be something of worth inside, whether that be stock or computers and tills etc. With that knowledge in hand (and experience) they will not have a problem getting through flimsy gates and locks.
Not only should you call a commercial locksmith to fit the entrance of your premises with strong and secure locks, you should also fit any windows. If a thief does manage to break in, make sure you have a room in your building where you can lock away anything of value whenever you are closed. Make it as difficult for them as possible!
Gates, Grilles And Shutter
Investing in security grilles and gates is one of the best things you can do to help prevent a break in. It does make closing a slightly lengthier process, but it’s well worth spending the extra time and money on a local locksmith.
Not so long ago the majority of gates and grilles you physically took off the windows and doors in the morning and put back on in the evening. While these were somewhat effective, if you can take them off, a thief will find a way in as well. You can now invest in electric shutters and security grilles. Making the process of shutting up a little easier, and it that much harder for a thief to break in.
If someone is going to break in, one of the best things you can do is to draw attention to them at all stages. Hopefully your business is already in a well lit area, but whether it is or not after you have locked up make sure you have a motion detector light. When anyone gets too close to the door to your premises it will turn on drawing attention to them. If this doesn’t put them off and they do still manage to get in, make sure your business is set up with an alarm. This will need to be as loud as possible and continue to go off until someone turns it off with the correct code. You can also fit a flashing light inside that goes off when the alarm goes off. Draw as much attention as possible and hopefully any intruder will be spooked before they can get away with any of your possessions.
Your business I expect, is so important to you, it’s not worth scrimping on security as there is a lot more at stake. Calling a commercial locksmith is the best way to secure your local business. Unfortunately burglaries are always going to happen, but do everything you can to prevent them. You can never be too cautious. I would also recommend investing in a good CCTV system. At least then if they do manage to break in, you will have a better chance of catching the culprit and getting your possessions back.
Eilidh MacRae is writing on behalf of West Midlands Shutters and would recommend them for roller shutters in wolverhampton.