7 ways to keep your business secure in 2017

Keeping your premises safe is one of the biggest concerns of all business owners. Burglary is one of the most common crimes, and it’s more likely to happen to you than any other type of crime. Here’s how you can update your security to keep things safe and sound this year.

1. Check your locks

This might seem like an obvious point, but you’d be surprised how many people neglect even the most basic of security measures. Locks are one of the simplest safety measures, they should never be overlooked. Make sure that all locks on your premises work effectively.

2. Invest in alarms

Alarms can act as a strong deterrent to potential thieves as they don’t want to be caught out activating an alarm system. For this reason, investing in an up-to-date alarm system is one of the key steps to improving your security.

3. Update your CCTV

CCTV has come a long way from where it first began. No longer are pictures grainy and unclear, cameras will give you a crystal clear view of your business premises, ensuring that any intruders are easily identifiable. If you haven’t done so in a while, updating your CCTV systems are one of the key things to do to ensure your businesses’ safety.

Systems range from single camera set-ups to full multi-camera surveillance, and you can find out more about the types of cameras we install in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area here.

4. Implement access control

Access control systems give you full control over who can and can’t enter your building. While keys can be copied and locks can break, access control is much more modern method to make sure your business property is fully secure.

5. Carry out regular checks

Even the best equipment in the world is no use if it doesn’t work properly. Technology is not infallible, so it’s important that you check your security systems regularly to make sure everything is in working order.

6. Monitor your lighting

Clever use of lighting is another great way to deter potential burglars. Consider investing in security lights to accompany you new alarm system, or set your lights on random timers to give the impression that staff are working late.

7. Get advice from the experts

If you’re unsure about the best security options for your business, why not get in touch with an expert? Here at Mint Security we know a thing or two about alarm systems and CCTV, and we’re always happy to advise businesses on the best course of action.