5 Tips for the Best Retail Security

Security for your retail property is an extremely important issue that all businesses – large and small – should be aware of and making all of the necessary precautions to ensure that their business is safe and secure at all times. There will always be the risk of criminal damage and/or thieves, but there a number of checks and changes you can make that will reduce the risk of this happening to your business. Here are five tips to achieving the best possible retail security.

Get a good alarm system

The first thing a potential criminal should hear if they enter your property should be a loud intruder alarm that they have no way of stopping. This is an essential purchase and installation. It provides a guarantee that when you close up for the night, there is a reliable tool protecting your business while you sleep. If you already have a security system, it is a good idea to ensure that only you and trusted colleagues have the access codes. They shouldn’t be left around, and the codes should certainly not be something easy to remember and easy to override, like 1-2-3-4.

Check your Lighting

Security lighting should be installed in every area of your business, inside and out, and there should be a number of procedures in check to see if that they are checked regularly to ensure that if you were to need them to work, they will. Also, decide if certain lights are to be left on overnight and make sure that your colleagues know this. It is also essential that all of the exit routes in your building are well lit at all times, in case of an emergency.

Adding Security Grilles

Security grilles are a superb way of safeguarding your business. Made from steel and coming in all kinds of shapes, sizes and different designs, security grilles look the part and deliver the goods. Whether your business is a small office or a huge factory, there is a security grille that can cater for the security needs of the business, and put your mind at ease that everything inside is protected.

Quality Windows and Doors

It is very important that your business checks its windows and doors often. Do they need to be repaired or replaced? If they do, don’t put it on the backburner. It may seem like you’re spending money that you don’t need to, but it could save you a great deal of money in the long run if there is a break-in and there is significant damage or product losses because of it. Go around and check your windows and doors regularly and the issue needn’t be a big one.

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Buy a safe

Any personal belonging must be locked away. That is a given. If your company has accounts, all credit card numbers, invoices and anything that can be of use to thieves must be locked away, and a safe is a great idea. Make sure that the codes change often and that only you know them. There are a number of safes that you can buy that will ensure the safety of your valuables.

Daley works with CRS Roller Shutters and loves to help businesses improve their security by sharing helpful hints.

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