02 Nov Security advice – During Lockdown
With lots of office buildings, shops and commercial property currently fully closed or operating at minimal capacity, security has become very important.
Vacant & unprotected properties are attractive to thieves who are looking for easy access. The best way to protect your premises is to prevent it from becoming a target in the first place.
We appreciate not all companies are able to organise building security services, so we have put together some key activity recommendations for business owners to help keep your property as safe and secure as possible.
- Make sure you know who has access and keys to your property. Are they storing the keys in a secure place?
- If you can do so, deactivate access fobs for employees who are not required to attend the office during this period. Make sure any unreturned fobs from previous employees are also permanently deactivated.
- Visit your office at least once a week, assuming you can maintain social distance and check the following:
- All electronic equipment is switched off (make sure fridges are empty, off and with doors open).
- Make sure any lap-tops and other portable devices are locked away.
- Ensure any hard copies of personnel details are securely stored.
- Remove all cash from the property.
- If your office is on the ground floor, make sure all windows are kept closed.
- Make sure all fire exits are kept clear, even though the building is empty these need to be kept clear to keep in with fire regulations.
- Test the sensors for the alarm and CCTV systems.
- If procedures are set up change the password with the security control room on a monthly basis
- Check your perimeter fencing to make sure it is secure and make sure any entrance/exit gates are kept padlocked (except fire exits).
If you are a business owner who is not able to visit your premises but you have concerns about its security or would like some advice on extra security please do give us a call and we will arrange for one of our team to attend your premises for a free of charge survey.