03rd December 2015
With the excitement of Christmas being just around the corner, many people are focusing on the chance to have a break from working, settle down to Christmas dinner and enjoy relaxing with family and friends. Some take as long as two weeks off, shutting down their businesses with the intention of returning only in the new year. However, this makes Christmas the perfect time of year for burglaries to take place, as thieves know that a lot of 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.
Make sure all valuables are locked away and removed from sight, such as computers and equipment, and take all cash off-site. A lot of burglars are opportunistic, so you don’t want to bait anyone who may be thinking of breaking in by advertising anything valuable.
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.
It sounds like common sense, but after years of habitual locking up it can be quite easy to forget a door or window. 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. Make sure they’re fully functional before leaving your premises for the Christmas break.
Consider hiring security personnel to patrol your property while you’re away. If potential burglars can see there is someone on your site, they won’t want to risk getting caught.