Theft and vandalism can be devastating for any business, but small businesses are often hit the hardest when they fall victim to crime.
This is particularly true at this current time, with many businesses struggling to survive due to government restrictions and forced closures. More than ever, just one single event could change the viability and longevity of something you have worked so hard to build.
Here are 4 security tips to help you overcome some of the most common security risks encountered by small businesses:
- Implement access control. Access control lets you determine who gets access to your business, or even to certain areas within your business. If your business doesn’t have customers coming in all the time, you may want to consider secure access for everyone, otherwise you can protect important areas like offices and store-rooms, vastly reducing the chances of break and enter or opportunistic theft by passers-by.
- Invest in a monitored alarm system. An alarm system is a key piece of security equipment for any business. An investment in a quality alarm system and professional monitoring means that if anyone should enter your business when you’re not there, you’ll know about it immediately and a professional security team will be dispatched to deal with the situation.
Excell Security is currently offering a special rate to all new clients, with monitoring starting at $1.50 per day*. Give us a call on 1800 2 EXCELL if you would like more information.
3. Make sure your building is well lit at night. Lighting is one of the easiest security measures you can take and one of the most effective. Make sure your outdoor areas are well lit after dark to deter anyone from hanging around or trying to enter.
4. Consider a mobile security patrol. If you feel a full time security guard is excessive, you can consider a mobile security patrol to come and check on your business periodically out of hours. A mobile security patrol is a deterrent to thieves and you will be alerted immediately if your patrol notices anything untoward.
A few basic security measures can protect your business from the damage caused by criminal activity. Stay safe, and don’t hesitate to get in contact if we can assist with your security needs.
*Offer Terms & Conditions: www.excellsecurity.com.au is operated by Excell Protective Group. Contact our team for details. Offer ends 30 June 2020. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.