Most people will be familiar with the general home security systems used to keep our homes secure at all times, such as alarm systems, deadlocks etc. but it can be true that most commercial property owners don’t think past these basic security measures when securing their business premises.
With break-ins on the rise amongst vacant commercial property, from squatters, vandals, or thieves wanting to strip empty properties of copper piping and anything else of value, it is more important than ever to ensure your vacant business property is kept safe and secure.
These days there are so many different security systems available to you it can be hard to know which one to choose.
You may be considering CCTV as a good option for you. This security measure can be used both internally and externally around your building. Just the visual presence of CCTV cameras fitted around a building can be enough of a deterrent for potential opportunist thieves and vandals to bypass your building completely while out to cause criminal damage.
Even when criminals are determined enough to break into your premises while avoiding being caught by external CCTV cameras, if you have an internal camera fitted within your building, you can capture their criminal activity and use the footage as evidence for a prosecution.
Having a good alarm system installed is probably the most obvious security solution, and these have been used to deter potential thieves and vandals for many years with great success. With the advancements of modern technology, alarms can now be set up in different zones within your commercial property, so no matter where criminals gain entry into your building they are more likely to trigger a sensor. You can even have monitored alarms that when triggered, send a signal back to the alarm company, security patrol or police.
Coded entry systems are another great option and are commonplace in most business establishments, and the only people who can gain entry will be those with special key cards or pass-codes, depending on the particular system. Pass-codes and keys can be changed on a regular basis, so when the building is vacated by one company, you can change the access code to prevent illegal entry from past tenants.
Secure Site UK offers a comprehensive range of security systems that can help to protect your empty commercial property between lettings, thus deterring the attention of vandals, thieves and squatters while the property is unoccupied.
If you are unsure which security system is right for your premises, we can help by offering expert advice to suit your particular needs.
If you would like more information about our vacant commercial property security services please call us on 0800 177 7027.