Christmas is primarily a time for relaxing, or at least stressing about something non work related, so the last thing you want to be doing is worrying about how secure your work place is while you unwrap your gifts.
During Christmas, research has proven that crime rates dramatically increase. Your business and premises are left vulnerable and give thieves ample opportunity to strike. With this in mind, there are a number of things you can do for your business between November and January to keep it as safe as possible. Hiring a mobile patrol to cover the location of your business will keep thieves at bay and will act as a deterrent for any criminals willing to try their luck throughout the Christmas period.
As well as a mobile patrol, there are other measures you can take to encourage the safety of your property. Whether you’re in your office or not, ensure your premises is lit up day and night. This will make sure all security measures you currently have, such as CCTV, will work to is maximum potential. Make sure you carry out a check and keep a copy of everything valuable in your office. Things such as computers and telephones are the main target, as well as safes, so keeping a record of everything on the premises will enable you to detect if anything is missing. Assign the responsibility of certain items to different members of staff, so that everybody is aware of what needs to be taken care of. This will also help to prevent employee theft while you’re short of staff. You could also be extra cautious when allowing members of staff access to the premises.
Do you have an insurance policy? There may be a clause in there which states that you cannot operate without a security guard. That being said, hiring a security guard will ensure your property stays untouched while vacant during the Christmas period, and you can rest assured that nobody unauthorised will have access.
Have you ever considered mobile patrol? As well as keeping your business and assets safe, they will also make neighbours and other business near you feel safer as well. Your premises is most at risk on evenings and weekends, so if your company closes over the Christmas period, your assets are even more at risk than before. A mobile patrol will reduce the vulnerability of your business and lessen any potential to cause further loss and disruption.
Alpha 1 are committed to providing the highest quality of service to all of our customers. Don’t get caught out this Christmas, choose Alpha 1 for your mobile patrol.