After experiencing one of the hottest summers in recent memory, autumn and winter will soon be upon us. This is indeed a welcome scenario for those who are not fans of the heat. However, changing seasons are always associated with changing security priorities. As business operations are now back in full swing, how can you properly protect your organisation during the coming months? Below we take a look at some winter-oriented security tips which will ensure your business remains secure.
Speak with Nearby Business Neighbours
Get to know businesses in close proximity or any that share the same building. Much like a traditional neighbourhood watch programme, each firm can make certain that other business premises remain secure. If an unfamiliar face is spotted, it is also much easier to alert the proper authorities.
Make it a Group Effort
Even the best business security system can be rendered less effective if employees are not aware of the potential threats that may exist. Make all workers aware of their shared responsibilities. Some worthwhile topics to cover include:
Locking all doors after leaving.
Never leaving expensive equipment within public spaces or at all on show through windows or doors.
Reporting any suspicious activity to a supervisor.
Knowing what to do in the event that an alarm is triggered (such as a fire or a burglary).
There is indeed strength in numbers and a knowledgeable office is a secure office.
Obtain a Security Maintenance Assessment
It is always important to have your security systems reviewed at least once a year. Before the colder temperatures kick in, speak with a qualified professional to determine that it is still functioning properly. Issues such as faulty wiring or a malfunctioning camera may not always be apparent to the untrained individual. Diagnosing any issues ahead of time is the best way to save money while protecting the property itself.
Examine Your Insurance Policy
Insurance policies can lapse or their levels of coverage may change. If you are planning to expand your operations or if you have recently moved to a new location, the existing policy might not be able to provide an adequate level of protection. Once again, taking a proactive stance is the best way to avoid any unexpected surprises in the near future.
To Find Out More…
We provide fire alarm and smoke detector maintenance services to businesses in Southern England and the Midlands, so you can ensure that your systems are well-maintained and that your company is complying with the law. Our qualified and experienced team members can also carry out fire risk assessments, maintain your fire extinguishers or even install a new alarm system for you.
Get in touch with a member of our team today on 01903 357000Our experienced team are on hand to offer you any advice you may need!