How to Keep Your Commercial Property Safe Over Christmas
Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a time for relaxation, celebrations and a few too many mulled wines. That said, it’s also an opportune time for thieves.
With most businesses taking a well-earned break over the festive period, there will always be some undesirables plotting their less-than-festive activities. So, before you lock up all your valuable company equipment or stock, here are 5 ways to keep your commercial property safe over Christmas.
1. Intruder alarms
It’s always good to get away from your business over Christmas for a real break. However, that doesn’t mean being completely in the dark with regards to your property’s wellbeing. Intruder alarms will make sure you know if anyone has broken into your commercial site while you’re away.
As well as deterring the majority of burglars, an intruder alarm can directly alert you to any activity at your property. So, you don’t have to worry about a nasty surprise when you return to work in January and you can get the authorities straight on the case if there is a problem.
For true peace of mind, surveillance cameras can let you check in on your commercial site at any time, from any place. With state-of-the-art cameras connected to the Wi-Fi, you can access real-time footage of your property from any device with the right app and internet connection.
Should anyone try anything, you can retrieve footage of the break-in or damage and give the authorities the best chance of catching the culprit.
3. Access Control
Maybe your commercial site won’t be completely empty over Christmas? In many cases, businesses will still have some staff coming in and out. But if you’re not there, you don’t want to be worried about who exactly can get into your building.
That’s where access control can help. Whether it’s access cards and tags or telephone entry, you can make sure nobody is getting into your commercial property without authorisation over the festive period.
One way to stop opportunist thieves breaking in over Christmas is to make them think you’re still there. No, we don’t mean working through the holidays. Instead, you can install a simple automated lighting system.
With the ability to control lights from your phone, you can turn lights on and off at your office or warehouses whenever you choose. It will look like people are inside the building, making potential wrongdoers think twice.
5. Don’t forget the basics
As well as state-of-the-art security equipment, it’s crucial to remember the security basics when you secure your commercial property over Christmas:
- Make sure there are no valuables on show such as computers or stock if you’re a retailer
- Check and check again that everything is locked before leaving the site
- Keep a log of which staff will be in over the festive period and when
- Make the odd visit if you’re ever nearby to check everything is still in order
Commercial security you can rely on
If you want complete peace of mind this Christmas, speak to the team at Selectron.
We offer a variety of commercial security products from leading brands to keep your company safe while you’re away, and all through the year. Best of all, we offer free quotes with no obligation, so you and your team can make an informed decision before acting.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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