Australia Day is coming up, and although this day is full of fun festivities and celebration, it is also a prime time for criminal activity. Why? Because lots of businesses will be closed, which can mean increased theft, trespassing and vandalism for business properties.
Thankfully, there are things you can do to fight back against crime and increase the protection of your premises during vulnerable holidays. Here are 3 tips for protecting your business this Australia Day:
Check Your Alarms
Alarm systems protect property, workers, data and assets – they are essential for keeping your business safe. Before any holiday period, it is very important that you test your alarm system and ensure that it is in proper working order. If you don’t have an alarm system – get one!
Limit Entry Points & Lock Up Assets
Limiting access points to your business reduces the likelihood of break-ins, and makes it much harder for criminals to access your business and get away with theft or vandalism. Restricting access and verifying visitor identities is a great step to take when it comes to improving security without much hassle.
You should also take extra precautions when locking up your valuables. Adding extra barriers to these assets (like storing them in a safe with a secure password, or even advertising the fact that your valuables are not kept on premises during holiday periods) is usually enough to discourage would-be criminals.
Have a Monitored CCTV System in Place
A trustworthy video surveillance system is also essential for deterring criminals and preventing crime. CCTV will provide your business with the ability to monitor the exterior and interior of your business. With a CCTV system in place, you can remotely access premises footage, access video recordings for criminal investigations, deter criminals and access 24/7 security monitoring and support.
At Professional Caliber Security, we are experts when it comes to tailored CCTV systems for businesses of all sorts. We provide a range of different products and systems that can suit all budgets and requirements. We also offer our general commercial security packages, which provide CCTV and alarms as well as remote access capabilities, 24/7 protection and options for customisability.
If you have already have a CCTV system in place, make sure that you advertise it on your property (e.g. have signs that say ‘you are being watched’ or something to this effect), as this is likely to prevent criminals from carrying out attacks.
Get in Touch – We Can Tailor a System for Your Needs
Every business has different security needs, so we like to tailor security systems to suit their needs. If you would like to find out more, get in touch today.