Now, more than ever, it’s crucial to keep your commercial property secure. With reduced footfall due to COVID-19, and key personnel working remotely from home, criminals have seized on this opportunity to wreak havoc. At Blackbird Security, we’ve seen a huge increase in demand for services such as Mobile Patrol, Security Concierge, and Uniformed Security Guards.
If you’re looking to hire private security, we’d love to hear from you, but there are also plenty of quick ways you can make your commercial property more secure. Here are some key tips to improve your commercial security and cut out any losses due to theft.
Carry out a Risk Assessment
How can you take steps to make your property more secure without understanding where the weaknesses lie? Start by involving staff in your assessment as they will understand where potential weak points are. This review can include your physical space, your processes, and even your IT security. Need help with this project? Blackbird Security is available to help!
Secure All Valuable Assets
We know not to leave a bicycle lying around without adequate security. Why then do we leave valuable equipment lying around waiting to be stolen? Consider investing resources into a safe and secure place to host valuable goods. This multi-layered solution should incorporate physical elements like high security locks, reinforced doors, and technology like CCTV and alarms.
Communication is Key
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Your commercial security operates in much the same way. Empower your staff to take a collective responsibility for security. Create a culture where they feel comfortable reporting anything unusual. Consider allocating areas of responsibility to certain members of the team.
To use bicycles as an analogy once more, police have great success locating stolen bicycles when the owner has registered the serial code. When you tag valuable company property it gives a much better chance of having it returned. If the thief notices the tag, they may also be less inclined to carry out the theft.
Consider Annual Reviews
Don’t rest on your laurels once you’ve completed your initial risk assessment. Instead, consider repeating the exercise annually. The security world is a fast-moving one with constantly changing best practices. By embarking on regular reviews, you will always stay one step ahead in your fight against commercial property theft.
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Want to discuss your individual commercial property security needs? If you have any questions about our professional security services, or how Blackbird Security can help protect your business don’t hesitate to contact us.