Now your office’s Christmas tree has been taken down and the holidays have receded into the distant past, it’s time to get back to business. Instead of remaining in a post-Christmas lull, there’s no better time than the New Year to take a second look at the security of your business. Here at Acclaimed Security, we’ve come up with five security New Year’s resolutions to keep your property safe in 2014.
Review keyholding policy
What is the procedure at your business if an alarm goes off outside of working hours? If you don’t have a keyholding service in place, you might want to consider one for 2014. Combined keyholding and alarm response systems are common. If you entrust us with a set of your keys, we’ll hold them securely and only use them when responding to an alarm or when you want us to let contractors or cleaners into your business. A keyholding service is not only convenient for you, but ensures that we’re able to deal with any security breaches swiftly and professionally.
Make manned guarding more efficient
Manned guarding might well be the oldest method of securing property, but that doesn’t mean it’s had its day. If you’ve previously had reservations about the merits of a manned guarding service, you might want to know about the various reliability measures that security services such as Acclaimed have put in place. If you’re worried that your security guard might not be patrolling your property as efficiently as they could, why not try Acclaimed’s Guardsafe system? This involves placing a series of devices at various points around your property. Guards effectively ‘check in’ as they pass each point, ensuring that they cover all the bases. Guardsafe lets you not only check that your guards are on site, but also that they’re varying their patrol route.
Make sure your staff are well aware of the risks of downloading files from unknown or untrustworthy sites. Schedule regular virus, malware and spyware scans to keep your office’s computers safe.
Consider switching to a local company
If you rely on a security company that covers the whole of the UK to provide your security services, you might want to consider the benefits of using a locally based security company instead. For example, our customers find that having a Leeds security company in charge of their security means that they benefit from our local knowledge and expertise. Instead of sticking with your usual security provider, you may want to look around at other firms and see what they can offer you.
Test your alarms and consider upgrading
Why not resolve to test your alarms more frequently? If your alarm system has been on the go for a while, it’s particularly important to check that everything’s still working. One loose or damaged wire could compromise the security of the whole building. Don’t put off upgrading your alarm system – get it done this year to keep your property safe.
Acclaimed Security wishes all of our customers and everyone else a happy New Year. Here’s to a safe and secure 2014!