Some business property owners make the mistake of assuming that their corporate assets are only at risk from others who wish to profit from them. Subsequently, it’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of security in areas where theft rates are comparatively low. When keeping your site secure from criminals, however, there’s far more to consider than thieves alone. Our business security solutions are designed to provide comprehensive protection all year round, regardless of where threats come from. Are you jeopardising your business by failing to recognise the dangers? Take a look at just some of the people who could be putting your business at risk this year…
The most obvious threat to your business security is that of thieves, but trust us when we say that they’re not alone. Thieves are motivated primarily through greed and desperation, and your business premises can often represent attractive targets to those looking to make a quick buck. Visible security measures such as CCTV monitoring and manned guarding can help to deter thieves and keep your property safe, while it pays to ensure that any valuables are locked up and kept out of plain sight while your business is vacant, particularly at night.
It’s more than greed that motivates criminals, however. Some people are simply attracted to the wanton act of destruction, with the influence of drugs, alcohol and bad company often enough to make normal people take leave of their senses. Vandalism is a distressingly common theme amongst Yorkshire businesses, and many unsecured properties can have their windows smashed, equipment broken or worse by reckless individuals. Well-secured properties are far less likely to be vandalised than their poorly protected cousins, so in the long run it pays to invest in visible security measures such as mobile patrol units.
Picture the scene: your business has been left vacant for a period of time, perhaps over the Christmas holidays. For the most part, it’s been left unsecured, too. You and your staff return in the New Year to begin work once more, only to find that there are people living in your offices and workspaces. Sound unbelievable? Squatting is becoming increasingly common amongst commercial business premises, particularly those that are left vacant for long periods of the year. Squatters can be incredibly difficult to remove, and before you know it, you can find yourself wading through a veritable legal quagmire in order to get your property back. Invest in security and keep the squatters out, instead.
Not everyone who breaks into your business premises is doing so with criminal intent, however. To many children, a large, empty warehouse can look like an adventure playground or a haunted house from the carnival. Should a group of children gain access to your property and become injured on site, you will very often be found liable for their injuries. It can be very difficult to claim insurance on injuries to trespassers if the insurer can see that you property was poorly secured. Manned guarding is the only fool proof way of keeping out trespassers of all kinds, regardless of intent.
Although you may not realise it, your business could be at risk from all sides and from all kinds of different people. Fortunately, there are steps you can take in order to protect your property, your commercial assets and your business itself from those who would do it harm. Take a look at our range of security solutions, or contact us to find out more about how we can help.