Keep your office safe over Christmas

  • Published on: 18 December 2018
  • By: Paula
Keep your office safe over Christmas

Top 5 things to remember when you finish work for Christmas.

1.    Offices closed-up: Burglars will be expecting offices to be empty over Christmas and are likely to take advantage of this.  Think about increasing your security; adding random security patrols or a static guard over the holiday period will deter any opportunistic intruders and keep your property safe.

2.    Lighting: The best time for burglars is when the office is in darkness.  Motion sensor lights and/or lights on a timer will make it a harder and less attractive target.

3.    CCTV: There are so many different options when it comes to CCTV, such as remote monitored CCTV, motion sensor alerts or a simple unmonitored camera.  Any option can provide you with some extra peace of mind, and even just a visible warning sign can help to deter thieves.  Professional security companies can provide remote monitoring services, deploying a fast response if necessary.

4.    Keyholders:  If you don’t use a professional security company to provide keyholding and alarm response services, you’re relying on a member of staff (or yourself) being available at any time over the Christmas break.  It won’t be a very relaxing or fun time if you’re continually on call – and if you don’t want to, how can you expect a member of staff to do it?  And we haven’t even mentioned the safety aspect yet ….

5.    Electrical appliances: Don’t risk a fire by leaving on a heater!  Make sure everything is safely switched off.  With the exception perhaps of central heating; if the forecast is for frost or snow the last thing you need to return to in January is a frozen or burst pipe!

Have a wonderful Christmas and if you need any additional security please get in touch.