Top ten tips to keep your business premises secure

  1. Removing high value goods from window displays
  2. Leave the till open - by leaving the till visible, open and clearly empty, any burglars seeking cash are likely to lose interest.
  3. Install dusk-to-dawn lighting at any entrance to the property that is overlooked. However if it is not overlooked it may make it easier for burglars to work.
  4. You can protect high value goods within the shop floor area by securing high risk display cabinets, such as for tobacco displays, with protective grilles and shutters.
  5. Bank your cash - If you do not leave cash in the store overnight it cannot be stolen in a burglary. Night safe facilities are available after opening hours. If you do not use a specialist cash collection agency be sure you vary the route you take to the bank and the times you leave the shop.
  6. A well-maintained exterior free of rubbish and graffiti will reduce the likelihood of your business being targeted by criminals. So try to remove any graffiti.
  7. Doors and windows are particularly vulnerable - use security-rated products to make them more burglar-resistant. For more details visit Secure by Design.
  8. Make sure that wheelie bins are stored away as these can be climbed on to gain access to the building, especially via the first floor.
  9. Make sure stockrooms are locked and, where possible, keep stock out of sight.
  10. Prune any overgrown bushes or nearby trees, as they can provide cover for anyone trying to hide from view.
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