Keeping your business premises secure during lockdown
Here are some useful tips from the MET Business Crime Hub to help keep your venue secure if you’re closed:
Test your alarm ensure it is monitored and fully operational with a list of up to date key holders given to any alarm monitoring company.
Identify vulnerable areas and plan to put extra protection on them, ensure security gates, bollards and fire exits are secure
Ensure internal doors are closed and locked
Remove high-value items and cash, and put a note on the outside to advise that this is the case
Consider light timer switches
Consider the risk of arson and remove anything flammable from view
Buy a talking CCTV point and download a relevant CCTV phone app and connect to your CCTV.
You can keep up to date with the latest advice on securing your premises on the following sites:
Safer Business Network – Their Covid-19 Portal has links to the MET Police, Fire Brigade and Met Police Business Crime Hub.
Secured By Design – Official Police Security Initiative has details on ‘designing out crime’ and products that can help secure your premises.