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Security advice for commercial property owners

Commercial security services in Leeds

The lead-in time before Christmas is normally one of the busiest times of year for commercial businesses. Sufficient stock has to be ordered and stored, whilst marketing campaigns are planned and organises. A break-in is devastating at any time of year but falling victim to theft over the Christmas period can mean the difference between success or failure.

If you run a commercial business, the chances are that security is something of a priority for you. However, despite recognising the importance of commercial property security, many business owners fail to take a thorough approach. Properties which burglars are able to monitor or sneak in and out of undetected when it’s dark are far more likely to be targeted so make sure yours is protected by sufficient exterior lighting.

Ensuring you have sufficient signage is another simple, yet highly effective strategy. Simply putting up a sign to advertise the fact that your business is protected by a CCTV and alarm system will discourage opportunistic, less-skilled thieves from trying to break in.

Access control systems are also extremely effective and not only do they help to detect burglars, they also offer a useful way to keep tabs on who has access to your property. Rather than issuing your staff with keys which are easily misused or mislaid, everyone is issued with a temporary access code which can be deleted from the system if required.

We always encourage our clients to be alert to any unusual activity around their business premises, whether this is people hanging around outside or in a vehicle. Working with other business owners in the area can also prove to be very useful so make sure you share any information you might have.

Don’t forget that prevention is always better than cure and all business will benefit from having a reliable, efficient security system. If your business premises has an old or outdated system, it’s worth bearing in mind the cost of installing a new system would be far outweighed by the costs incurred by theft. In addition, when your business is protected by a combined alarm and CCTV system, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with being able to view remote images, whenever and wherever you want to.

Contact us for advice on protecting your commercial premises

Here at FirstEye we are specialists in providing commercial security installations for businesses throughout Leeds and West Yorkshire. To find out more about our services, or to arrange for a free security survey, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.