Owning your own business can be stressful but the most important job you will have is keeping your business as secure as possible. A break in at your business could potentially be very costly for you. Especially if the thieves can get access to any equipment or products that you may sell.
Easy Pickings Locksmiths can help and advise you with all of your business security needs. Below we have chosen various ways to help you when it comes to securing your business property and help towards attempted break ins.
We can provide various types of commercial security locks for businesses and commercial buildings. If you have a shop, restaurant, office block or industrial buildings, then we can provide locks to suit your business needs. We can fit or replace locks for:
Shop front doors
All internal and external door
Security shutter locks
Roller shutter locks
uPVC locks for offices, schools and nurseries
Retail and commercial bi-folding door locks
Landlord and letting agents
Evaluating the Risk
What all business owners should do is carry out a risk assessment on your business premises. By doing this you will probably discover that your security isn’t as good as it could be. Easy Pickings Locksmiths could help you with your business security. We will visit your premises and access the security that you have in place.
By using a professional experienced locksmith, we will be able to pick up on security risks that you probably haven’t noticed. If the security on your premises does need updating or replacing, then we will advise you on the best products and systems to use.
Business Security Improvement Ideas
Check if the windows in your business premises have locks fitted, if they don’t, then you should definitely have them installed! If the windows already have locks, then these will probably need to be looked at by a qualified locksmith to check that they are up to standard. You also need to check if your window or door locks meet the standards that your insurance policy states you need. If they don’t, you risk your insurer refusing to pay out on any claims you may need to make.
Replacing or Upgrading Door Locks
If you notice that your current locks are old, damaged, not fitted properly, or do not meet the British Standard BS3621 or TS007 then your property could be at risk. We would recommend that you replace these as soon as possible. If you have old style locks then these a susceptible to lock snapping. This is a common and quick method that burglars use to gain entry to your premises.
If you have cupboards or cabinets within your property that contains medication, data sensitive information or any other valuables then you should have the proper security locks fitted to them to restrict access.
Smart locks can provide you with high-level security by linking encrypted access with a tamper alarm. This means it is extremely difficult to break into the door without a key and any attempts will set off the tamper alarm alerts you directly
Smart locks are controlled by your smart phone. The smart lock system enables you to grant access through doors from a distance and also monitor when a door has been unlocked and who unlocked it.
Having a security alarm fitted provides you with a number of benefits. They can safeguard your business from potential break ins and discourage burglars from entering your premises. Having a security alarm fitted will also reduce your insurance premiums.
Security alarms are proven to be hugely successful in discouraging intruders. It is recommended that you display any signage relating to your alarms as this helps deter thieves.
Having CCTV fitted enables you to monitor your business premises and are a great deterrent to burglars and thieves. CCTV allows you to monitor events and gather evidence. It will keep a record of all activities where there are cameras fitted on your premises.
The CCTV cameras can be seen from faraway locations as long as you have an internet connection. This is handy as you can keep an eye on your business no matter where you are.
Update Your Security
Security has evolved over the past few years and it can be difficult to keep up with. There are a range of high-level security solutions available for businesses. Easy Pickings Locksmiths provides a 24 hour commercial locksmith service and also an emergency locksmith service in, Pudsey, Headingley, Wortley and Horsforth.
If you would like more advice on upgrading and improving your business security, then please contact us on 0113 805 0761