It has been reported that burglaries and theft rates have been soaring in certain parts of the UK, with the largest police force in the country (the Metropolitan Police) has recently released figures showing a 21 percent increase in these crimes. With these figures in mind and unsurprisingly, many are concerned about how they can deal with this sharp increase in offences and trying to find ways in which they can increase the level of security of commercial or residential properties not only outdoor but also indoors.
Whilst many people secure the exterior and perimeters of properties, the internal security of properties is often overlooked. However, preventing intruders from moving freely around a property can save thousands of Pounds. It is therefore useful to consider some of the ways in which you can provide internal security for all types of property.
Access Control Systems
Access control systems can be an excellent way of increasing internal security for commercial properties. They work electronically, meaning that there isn’t need for either door supervision (saving money for your business) nor do they require key access. Access control systems allow the owner to electronically permit or deny entry to certain areas of premises. The flexibility that access control systems provide means that it can be installed for businesses in a variety of sectors, whether it be healthcare, educational, economic and so forth.
This type of indoor security also has additional options that you can choose from when it has been fitted. For example, biometrics scanners and proximity fobs can be used, as well as having the option of being able to monitor time and attendance with structured reporting; helping you to run your company smoothly and effectively in a multitude of ways. Secure Site’s engineers are SSAIB-registered they can integrate access control systems with existing fire alarm and CCTV systems in place at the property.
Permanent CCTV Systems
According to research carried out by comparethemarket.com, there are more than 3.2 million households that now has installed and connected surveillance cameras in their properties, opting for systems that can provide greater peace of mind whilst they are away. One of the most popular forms of internal security for either commercial or residential properties is installing CCTV systems, which can be fitted on an either permanent or temporary basis by our experienced engineers who will be able to configure bespoke systems that fits your needs as well as your budget.
CCTV systems can give peace of mind, as you can monitor what’s going on and know that your home or premises is safe and secure wherever you may be. CCTV systems can also be considerably cheaper than having a security guard at the site or property whilst still providing the equivalent protection of physical security but a much more cost-effective option. The Secure Site’s temporary CCTV system is wireless and being completely self-powered, which means that it can be fitted anywhere, helping to protect vulnerable areas in your property or premises.
Internal Steel Shutters
It possible to have fitted internal security shutters, which are designed as a solution against crimes such as burglary and vandalism for both commercial and residential properties. With many different types of shutters available (some also provide heat and sound insulation, blackout, shading and additional privacy) they offer a high level of security due to the fact they provide an almost impenetrable barrier against intruders. Furthermore, as they tend to be unobtrusive in design, they will also tend to keep in line with planning authority stipulations.
Wireless Intruder Alarms
Wireless intruder alarm systems are another way in which you can protect either your commercial or residential property. These systems can be installed in just one day, and they allow you to easily access video footage from your PC and even from your mobile, with the HD IP cameras allowing you to clearly see any activity going on the premises whether it be day or night. Secure Sites offers a wireless intruder alarm with additional security: as its systems are monitored 24/7 by its experts, and if the alarm is triggered it will be immediately be responded to by a patrol unit on standby.