Keeping your business premises secure during lockdown

Published: April 6, 2020 11:50 am

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.