Common Security Mistakes That Businesses Make

There are several aspects to consider when ensuring the security of your business premises and having manned security in place such as we provide is just one. That said, it’s also a good idea to avoid making the following security mistakes which are still surprisingly common.

Putting a spare key under a plant pot outside

Yes, we’ve probably all been guilty of doing this and to some extent there would seem to be some logic in hiding a key close to the door of your property. However, for someone who’s intent on breaking and entering your premises, they are likely to know all the old tricks and will know just where to look for a “hidden” key and you can be sure it will be the first thing that they’ll try. If you really need to leave a spare key then it’s far better to place it in the care of a person that you trust.

Forgetting about the second floor

It’s pretty common practice for modern buildings to have their reception and security areas on the ground floor and often you’ll also notice that windows on the second and third floor may have been left open, particularly in the warm weather. It’s of paramount importance that the same level of security is applied to the second and third floor of your building as it is the ground floor. All windows should be locked when leaving the building and it’s a good idea have separate access codes on the doors of different floors to control internal access. Remember that anyone with something as simple as a ladder can access a second floor window.

Keeping expensive items in full view

It’s fair to say that the success of your business lies in the image that you portray but whilst expensive items spotted through your window may impress your potential customers or clients, they’re also going to attract the attention of would be burglars. If your office is full of the latest technology then it makes sense to store it away at the close of business. Even covering over shiny new computers with a cloth will deter thieves from breaking in, since they want to be sure of just what’s sitting beneath.

Not turning on the alarm system

Now this is a puzzling practice and one which we struggle to get our heads around. We never fail to be amazed by the amount of people who purchase security alarm systems and then fail to turn them on. It’s important to make sure that any member of staff who may be required to lock up knows just what they’re doing and can set the alarm system. To invest thousands of dollars in a security system and then not turn it on because it’s too complicated is bonkers. Always make sure that all appropriate staff are trained, not doing so could cost you far more than you may have bargained for.

We can provide security guards and all manner of electronic surveillance to ensure your property is protected and secure. We can help you determine the best ways to safeguard against theft and damage so why not give us a call on 03 9994 4107 to see just what we can do for you.

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