Empty buildings have a constant need for security. Vacant shops and commercial properties can be vulnerable to intruders, vandals and thieves that can cost the business owner a small fortune in terms of loss and damage repair.
It is never wise to underestimate the level of measures you need to have in place when considering vacant commercial property security. Specialist vacant property security solution providers such as Secure Site UK can assess your property and offer a number of different cost-effective options to help you secure your site.
If your commercial property is sited in a place which is quite open to intruders, then having security guards patrol the premises can play an important role in identifying suspicious activity, and act as a visual deterrent for any opportunist thief who may target your property.
You could combine regular security guard patrols as part of a comprehensive vacant property security system with neighbouring businesses to give round-the-clock security. This would be especially good where your property is one of many commercial buildings situated together on a commercial or industrial estate.
CCTV is being used more often with vacant commercial property security. Some modern CCTV cameras now come with motion detectors that are linked to the building alarm system that can quickly alert you to intruders. These can be set up internally or externally, and are a proven way to prevent crime. The use of CCTV cameras in car parks have shown a drop in crime up to as much as 51% in some instances, so the presence of an obvious CCTV system can not only act as a visible deterrent, but can also be highly useful for digitally recording the intruders in action which can be used to identify the culprits, and be used as evidence for prosecution purposes.
Installing strong steel security doors and windows can prove invaluable to reduce break-in attempts. These doors act as a visual deterrent as most opportunist thieves are not equipped to get past them, so they will be encouraged to move on without even attempting to break in. Even the most determined of thief would find these doors too difficult to penetrate, and would quickly realise their time and efforts are wasted.
The same can be said for installing security windows into your commercial property. If you have windows built into your building then these are obvious weak spots at risk of break and entry. Studies have shown that more than half of burglary cases are accessed through the windows of commercial buildings. Most of the time, burglars do not even have to force these access points open.
For a comprehensive range of vacant commercial property security solutions, please call us today on 0800 177 7027.