Unfortunately, we’ve all heard stories of offices being burgled. This can mean the loss of important equipment or worse, data. If you’re a small business these losses can be even more devastating. If you’re a victim of burglary, you’ll be forced to experience a long and arduous process of filing police reports and waiting for insurance settlements.
At best, this can be extremely stressful and time consuming. At worst, there could be exemptions that prevent you from claiming for all your lost property. To help avoid this outcome, it’s best to prepare. Here are some ways you can secure your office before you leave for the night:
Fit an Alarm System
Alarms can be extremely useful for various reasons. Firstly, they can notify people in the surrounding area if your business is being robbed. With a higher end Police Response Alarm, you’re even able to notify a receiving centre, that will either investigate the issue or call the police.
Alarms also act as excellent deterrents. Properties that prominently display an alarm, fall much lower on the target list of thieves.
The words ‘Smile you’re on CCTV’ are likely familiar to you. There’s a reason so many businesses and other properties use CCTV. Whilst a burglar alarm can be a great determent, it can’t tell you exactly who has broken into your property.
With CCTV you have a record of your burglary and images of those that have broken in. These images can then be passed onto the police, helping you to find your stolen items more quickly. Like burglar alarms CCTV also acts as a useful deterrent.
If you’re looking at finding a new office, and worried about security, a serviced office From BE Offices is a fantastic option. These state-of-the-art offices come with CCTV and other security features. This ensures maximum security and a comfortable and pleasant office environment.
Protect your important documents
Your office will likely contain many important documents that relate to your business. Losing these documents can almost be as devastating as losing equipment and other items. It’s best to put these documents in a safe place before anything happens to them.
Keeping your documents in a locked cabinet can be a useful option. The average burglar takes no more than 12 minutes inside of your property. Anything that slows the thief down is likely to be a much lower priority.
Of course, today many important documents are stored electronically. These too, must be accounted for. A laptop lock can be useful for securing your devices. These metal cables attach your device to a non-movable object, making them much more difficult to steal.
Use British Standard Locks
Obviously, it’s absolutely crucial that you have proper locks on the doors and windows of your property. Although obvious, this is a factor that some businesses overlook. To make sure that you’re utilizing the best locks, you should ensure that they comply with British Standard Regulations. In fact, this is a general requirement for office insurance policy.
Make sure your office is secure and compliant with the policy of your landlord, by using British Standard Locks.