Why security is more important than ever at Christmas


With the excitement of Christmas being just around the corner, many people focus on the chance to have a break from working, settle down for Christmas dinner and enjoy relaxing with family and friends. Some take as long as two weeks off, shutting down their businesses to return only in the new year. However, this makes Christmas the perfect time of year for burglaries to take place, as thieves know that many businesses are left unattended. Therefore, it’s more important than ever to make sure your business is secure at Christmas, so you can be safe in the knowledge yours won’t be targeted while you’re enjoying your well-deserved break.

Hide valuables

Ensure all valuables are locked away and removed from sights, such as computers and equipment, and take all cash off-site. Many burglars are opportunistic, so you don’t want to bait anyone who may be thinking of breaking in by advertising anything valuable.

Security fencing

Security fencing is an essential visual and physical deterrent for trespassers, so think about installing it if you haven’t already. Potential thieves will be put off struggling to climb up and over it, especially if there are any extra measures such as barbed wire lining the top. Contact Zaun for more advice about security fencing for your property.

Lock everywhere

It sounds like common sense, but it can be quite easy to forget a door or window after years of habitual locking up. Therefore, when leaving the premises unattended for such a long period of time, check and double-check absolutely everywhere is secured.


CCTV cameras can be an effective visual deterrent. Potential thieves will be put off trying anything if they know there are cameras there, waiting to catch their every move. So make sure they’re fully functional before leaving your premises for the Christmas break.

Security personnel

Consider hiring security personnel to patrol your property while you’re away. Then, if potential burglars can see there is someone on your site, they won’t want to risk getting caught.

Looking for fencing and security at Christmas? Contact Zaun today!

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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