Security plays a fundamental role in protecting property and businesses, so safeguarding against possible incidents occurring is crucial. Here are some security tips that you should be thinking about right now for safeguarding your business:
Alarms: This goes without saying. Making sure you have a security alarm system in places ensures that your business is not left exposed or unprotected.
CCTV: It might be an idea to consider installing live recording CCTV at your premises
Opening/Closing of your business: Be extra vigilant when opening/closing the store. It’s common for criminals to force staff inside and get them to open the safe or tills. Close up at night and leave the till drawer open when the shop is closed. It is a good idea for employees to open/close the business together as thieves are less likely to enter your business if there is a group of people opening/closing together.
Keys: Never leave keys in an unsecured location and change locks if keys are lost.
Lighting: Having good lighting in place is essential from both a security and safety standpoint.
Mirrors: Strategically place mirrors in locations where both you and your staff can view as much of your premises as possible during peak time
Staff: Train all employees on what to do in the event of an emergency so they can react effectively to an emergency situation.
Trying to get inside the mind of people gives you a great insight into how they think. This especially true of potential thieves. As the saying goes, "To catch a thief, you have to think like one"!!
Last but not least - Insurance: As always, we cannot stress how important it is to have the right insurance in place. We here at McMahon Galvin know how important it is to have your business properly insured and at a competitive price. We have access to a range of insurers who are both competitive on price while offering some great benefits. Contact us today for a quotation.