When you own property that you wish to lease out for business use, you will at some time or other experience periods where your property will be standing empty. This can be the time between one business moving out and another moving in, any time you have set aside for maintenance and repairs, or in preparation to sell on your commercial property.
Having a building standing empty for any length of time will attract the attention of squatters and vandals, so it will pay you to have the best security systems you can afford in place during these times.
There is no need to spend an absolute fortune of hi-tech security measures if your property really doesn’t warrant it. It may well be that all you need is a good set of passive security items to safeguard your property and prevent illegal entry from happening in the first place, rather than an alarm system that sounds once a break-in has occurred.
The sort of things you should consider could be steel security doors and safety windows that not only provide a visual deterrent for potential vandals, burglars and squatters, but also prevents the most determined of criminal from breaking in because of the strong physical barrier these measures give.
Having these secure doors and windows installed will also directly appeal to potential businesses wishing to hire your premises. Knowing that their precious business equipment and property is well protected and safe from theft behind steel security doors will give them more confidence to rent your commercial property above others they may be considering.
Take a look at the range of security doors and windows on offer from Secure Site UK and you will see that windows and doors can be fitted with a design that is sympathetic to the style of building, even if it’s a listed building that needs protecting, there will be something suitable for your needs.
You may be in a situation where installing a steel security door would make good sense, but you may not feel the same way about the windows in the property. In this case you may consider having the windows boarded-up temporarily while the building is standing empty. This would be a good cost-effective step to take if you have a large number of windows in the property, and would save you a lot of time, effort and expense where windows are at risk of being broken by vandals.
For more information about vacant property security please call us on 0800 177 7027.