Secure Your Property During Lockdown to Combat Surge in Break-ins
Since the start of the Nationwide Lockdown (Level 5), Atlas Security has been forced to ramp up patrols and provide additional operational resources, as opportunists intruders targeted commercial properties
During Level 5 & 4 of the Lockdown, a surge in business burglaries was noted. An average of 9 businesses were being targeted a day. With the easing of restrictions and the increased movement in residential areas, things took a dramatic shift as residential properties were now being hit. In June, for the first time since the start of the Lockdown, of all incidents 53% of them occurred at residential properties.
With this in mind, it has never been such an important time to ensure sufficient security measures are in place to protect your business and your home, and that what you do have in place is double checked for effectiveness and is adequately maintained.
If you don’t already have it, now is the time to seriously consider installing CCTV. According to burglars themselves, CCTV is considered the biggest deterrent, especially in the case where smart CCTV sends real time intruder alerts to handheld devices.
Again if you don’t already have one then think about the many benefits an intruder alarm offers. Most commercial premises will require an intruder alarm in order to validate insurance. Always check your insurance requirements on alarm fitting, installation, usage, type, standards and system grade.
You may have carried out your security risk assessment and ticked that box, but have things changed since you did it? And did you account for a long period of premises closure during lockdown?
Checking for things such as poorly functioning door and window locks and damaged frames is vital. You can contact our control room at any given time to do a test of your alarm on 0861 585 585
See The Light
Make sure your outdoor lighting is working and preferably on a sensor. Visible alarms that light up at night will make burglars think twice about targeting your house.
Security Is Key
Ensure spare keys to your premises are not left inside but rather with dedicated key holders who can be contacted in times of emergency
Atlas Security has a range of products and solutions to ensure you are secure: