Having suitable access control systems and other security measures in places, such as alarms and CCTV, is vital for companies these days. Without effective systems, firms leave themselves vulnerable to theft, vandalism and other dangers.
Highlighting the significance of strong security measures, South Yorkshire Police recently pointed to a number of break-ins that occurred in the Doncaster area.
Earlier this month over a period of two days, there were four break-ins at businesses in the area, including one in Scawsby, one in Sprotbrough, one in Bentley and one in Denaby.
Following the incidents, police officers urged owners and managers to protect their premises and help prevent burglars and vandals accessing property.
Crime reduction officer Eamonn Larkin said: “Access to premises is often gained by attacking a rear window or door at ground level, which demonstrates the importance of having correctly fitted locks. Property at the premises can also be protected by clearly marking the items with the company name as this helps police to trace the item, if it is stolen.
“By following our security advice, business owners can help protect their premises against thieves.”
The police force drew attention to some of the security measures that can be taken. For example, all doors and window should be fitted with locks that comply with British Standards and security shutters should be used where possible.
Also, sheds and outbuildings should be secured and they should not contain any items that could be used to gain access to main buildings.
It is also helpful if managers install CCTV systems and remove all cash from their premises overnight. Any charity boxes should be moved out of sight too and expensive electrical items ought to be locked in a cupboard or store room. The police also advocated the use of alarms.
Although getting a secure access control system does require a little expenditure, these solutions often prove to be worthwhile investments.