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25 ways a private security company can improve business security

25 Ways a Private Security Company Can Improve Business Security

How a private security company enhances business security

Businesses of all kinds are susceptible to criminal activity, break-ins and robberies, and in these economically uncertain times it’s more important than ever to ensure your business security is at a high standard so as to avoid unplanned expenditure that could have calamitous implications for your profits and the company’s future.

Attempting to ensure your security measures are up to scratch and that your building security is fool proof while also trying to run a business can be time-consuming and stressful, and it only takes one tiny oversight to put your entire business security plan in jeopardy. Hiring a private security company to do the job for you may seem extravagant and costly in the short-run, but you can’t put a price on safety, and the long-term savings and assurance of knowing that your business security is as reliable as it can and will ever be cannot be overstated.

Here are 25 ways a private security firm can help improve the security of your business:

1. Risk Assessment – Rather than planning their break-in or attack against a business, criminals tend to look for weaknesses or potholes and exploit them. As such, it is crucial to work towards removing all possible criminal opportunities that exist. While nobody knows your business better than you, familiarity can blind you to certain things, and having a second-opinion is therefore essential in making absolute certain you have all the possible areas covered. The assistance of a private security company can provide just the objective, external eye you need. Today’s criminals are savvier than ever, and you simply cannot afford any slip-ups.

2. Install an alarm system – Having a working alarm on a business premises seems so obvious, but it is easy to forget to have yours checked or to even install one in the first place. For maximum security 24/7 you should have your alarm monitored by an alarm receiving centre who will provide quick alarm response when it goes off, instantly alerting the authorities or an appropriate security firm.

3. Prevent internal theft – Regardless of how much you think you can trust your employees, you can never be too careful. Internal theft is commonplace in many businesses and can be prevented by frequent cash monitoring, thorough staff checks and regular crime awareness training sessions.

4. Keep stock safe – Ensure you have a record of all your stock and regularly update and check it for discrepancies. Basic things like keeping stock away from entrance/exit doors and storing high value stock in a more secure room can work wonders.

5. Change your security codes – Change your security codes several times a month (or more in special cases, e.g. when an employee leaves or is fired, or when servicemen have finished working) to prevent visitors or anyone outside of your staff getting regular access to the building.

6. Get a safe – For real high value items and monetary items, a safe cannot go amiss. Be sure to keep it in a highly secure location and keep track of who, if anyone, has access to, or knowledge of it.

7. Keep your business premises secure – Don’t give thieves an easy ride – make sure your doors and windows are indestructible, and don’t hesitate to fit shutters if you need to. Installing CCTV is a cost effective way to not only monitor and increase building security but also identify criminals if any disturbances do occur.

8. Install surveillance cameras – Have surveillance cameras put in, and don’t be afraid to make them obvious. Anyone planning to break-in or damage the premises will think twice upon seeing security cameras.

9. When cameras just aren’t enough – If you’re concerned cameras alone won’t be a strong enough deterrence or require particularly high business security, additional devices are available, such as smoke-generators which will block out any criminals’ sight.

10. Bring in security guards – There’s no better way to put off thieves and intruders than having security guards on the premises, especially in unsociable business hours when your building’s security is at its most vulnerable. Be sure to hire staff from a legitimate and reputable security firm so as not to cause yourself further problems – you can’t afford untrustworthy security guards!

11. Get an official key holder – Save yourself time and money with private security key holding services. All professional key holders are contactable 24/7 and will attend all alarm activations within 20 minutes, saving you the hassle and panic of dealing with false ones. They’ll also know exactly how to deal with threats, liaise with police and will stop you putting yourself or your employees at risk and prevent costly key replacements, as they’ll always have a copy safely secured.

12. Never have to think about locking up again – Never have to worry about whether you or a fellow member of staff has adequately locked up or not, or if the primary key holder is late to open up the premises in the morning, with a lock and unlock security service. Having someone outside of the business open up at a set time every morning and securely lock up at closing time will take a weight off your mind, prevent time wasting and ensure maximum building security.

13. Be aware of your surroundings – Keep the area around your business tidy and any trees or hedges trimmed. This will prevent intruders hiding behind them and will make them more obvious to passers-by. The messier and rougher your surroundings, the less secure your premises will appear to potential burglars.

14. Lone worker protection – Ensure the well being of your staff and avoid nasty accidents by carrying out lone worker checks when they are working in an isolated or particularly dangerous environment. It’s hard to remember to do them when you are busy at work, but this sort of thing is included in security services such as mobile security patrols.

15. Make your mark – An easy way to prevent the theft of valuable business assets, for example computers, printers and other office equipment, is to permanently mark them with your business’ details. This will make it next to impossible for thieves to sell on their stolen goods as it will make them too obvious, thus acting as a cheap and strong deterrent. To be extra safe, keep a note of serial numbers, models and makes.

16. Have mobile security patrols in the area – Uniformed security in prominent livered vehicles patrolling the area at irregular times can be a great, more cost effective alternative to permanent security guards and are equally effective in scaring-off troublemakers.

17. No cash held here signs – Try and keep a minimal amount of physical cash on site after closing hours, and put up clear signage stating that no cash is held on the premises overnight. Even if there is, it doesn’t hurt to give the illusion otherwise.

18. Hold random security checks to confuse robbers – Change things up every few days so that any potential thieves won’t be able to work around your schedule. Mobile security patrols available through private security firms carry out internal and/or external patrols entirely at random, helping to fend off security threats as trying to get around security will be too much effort.

19. Keep a sign-in book – Keep track of your staff and any random visitors to the premises with a sign-in book detailing arrival and leaving times so you can keep check of who is in the building and when. Make sure an authority or member of security staff observes people leaving and entering the premises and has them sign the correct information, and think about introducing official company badges if you haven’t already.

20. Increase the safety of your staff – Using professional services to maximize and ensure your business’ security will not only protect your assets and physical premises but will also serve as great protection for your staff and make them feel more safe and reassured in the work environment.

21. Light up your business’ exterior – Good lighting all around the premises is vital in giving the intruders less places to hide and will make it easier to identify criminals on CCTV or see what is going on on your surveillance cameras. Having permanent lighting can also give the impression that the premises is occupied.

22. Plan for emergencies – Don’t let anything catch you or your staff off guard. Have your fire extinguishers and medical kits checked on the regular, and frequent safety training will give you both reassurance and provide them with the skills they need to deal with unexpected emergencies. Even if you have a security company dealing with your alarm response, it won’t hurt to have someone within the business be prepared for it too, just in case.

23. Make it too hard – You can never have too much building security, and the harder you make it to break in, the less likely criminals will bother as the more time they spend on a job, the higher risk they run of getting caught. Even if they do keep at it, the chances of them getting in before an alarm is activated or they are spotted by security or even a passerby are slim.

24. Be alert – If you see suspicious figures around your business, don’t give them the benefit of the doubt. If you have security in place, they will handle the situation for you, and don’t be afraid to report suspicions to the police to be safe.

25. Save money and hassle in the long-run – Getting your security to the highest standard it could be now will save you a ton of cash and a mountain of stress in the long-run. Once you have a plan and system in place, you, or indeed your security company should you choose to go with one, will have to spend little time maintaining the safety of your company, and having maximum security will not only bring you peace of mind and reduce potential losses but also make your staff feel more secure in their working environment. This all-round satisfaction is likely to allow everyone to perform better and make your business a more pleasant place to work.

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30 Ways to Crime Proof your Business

Top 30 Ways to Protect your Business against Crime and Break-ins

Top 30 steps you should take to prevent crime and break-ins to your business premises

Crimes and break-ins affect businesses of all sizes. And, businesses need to make all efforts to protect themselves. These businesses are an important part of the society, as they provide jobs to people and help boost the economy. So, any crime targeting businesses affects community it is operating in and the economy. Crimes and break-ins can reduce profitability of a business, create fear among those running and operating businesses, and can also threaten the existence of a business in a particular community. Therefore, businesses need to take adequate measures to ensure that their business premises are protected, and look for effect methods of crime prevention.

Here are the top 30 Steps you should take to prevent crime and break-ins to your business premises:

1. Risk assessment

Typically, when businesses are targeted, it is an unplanned incident. A criminal spots an opportunity and makes use of it to commit the crime against a business or break-in into a business premises. Hence, a business should do a thorough risk assessment and look for areas where opportunities to commit a crime exist, such as keeping the cash till unsecured or having anti-social elements hanging outside the business premises. A business should have a checklist to assess the risk and then take steps to decide on the required security measures.

2. Check the surroundings

Check your surroundings, especially if they have an unkempt appearance, such as overgrown bushes and untrimmed hedges; or when the environment is a run-down state, it will be easier for a criminal to break-in, as they would think that the business does not have any security measure in place. Therefore, remove rubbish, trim the bushes and get rid of graffiti quickly. Do this even if you are not responsible for the upkeep of the surroundings, as it will be beneficial for your business.

3. In-house theft prevention

Make sure you check references for new employees. Also, have clear policies with regard to employee theft. Hold regular training sessions for employees, so that they are able to spot thieves and can spot suspicious behaviour. Monitor petty cash and also randomly check and inspect deliveries made to your business. If employees are responsible for depositing cash in the bank, rotate the employees, so that one person is not responsible for handling all monies. Make it clear to staff handling receivables to pay cash just against an original invoice and not photocopies.

4. Protect your business premises

Keep all valuables under locked in a safe. If necessary, strengthen the doors and windows by installing grilles and shutters. If no staff is in the premises, ensure all exits and entrances are securely locked. Install an intruder alarm and also CCTV. Make sure that the windows do not have posters and displays, as these obstruct the view. Your staff will be unable to see people loitering outside your business and not keep track of people entering the premises. Have good lighting at entrances and exits, and also around the building. This will help do away with potential hiding places.

5. Protect your business

Contact your local police or relevant authority to find out what measures are in place to reduce local crime and break-ins. Find out if you can become part of crime reduction schemes on a local level to protect your business.

6. Protect your business assets

Business assets include computers, printers, equipment, tools, personal organisers and mobile phones. You can protect these assets by ensuring you keep a careful record of their make, model and serial numbers. Permanently mark these assets to work as theft deterrent. Also display signs prominently in your business premises to make everyone aware that your assets are marked and easy to identify.

7. Protect your stock

There are many ways to protect your stock from theft. First, have an organised way to keep records of all the stock in your business. Schedule regular stock checks and store the stock away from entrances and exits. If necessary, install a CCTV to keep a watch on stock that is easy to take and hide away. Store high value stock under lock and key, such as secure room or cage.

8. Use a safe

Have an anchored and fire-resistant safe in your business premises to keep cash and other valuables. If the safe is not bolted down, the thief will have no qualms about carrying it away. Be sure to change the combination of the safe if you have given it to an employee to take out something from it. Make sure that at the end of the day, the safe is locked securely with all your valuables.

9. Alarm system

Install an alarm system and if you already have one, make sure it works. The alarm must be of European standard and if you are unaware of the standard, consult your insurance provider to find the appropriate grade for your alarm system. The alarm should always be monitored by an alarm receiving centre, so that when it goes off, appropriate alarm response can be taken, such as placing a call to the police or a security company.

10. Hire security personnel

Hire security personnel from a reliable and legitimate security company to guard your business premises at all times. This protection can be in the form of mobile patrols and static guards. It is best to hire an SIA accredited security company to ensure total safety for your business premises. If necessary, the personnel can also conduct checks of people leaving the premises to ensure that they are not walking off with something they haven’t paid for. Many security companies offer key holding services. However, such a service requires an SIA licence. It is best to opt for key holding services, so that your office or business opens at a particular time and closes at a particular time. This is a much better option than leaving the key under a flowerpot!

11. Surveillance

Having surveillance cameras is an extremely good crime prevention method. These cameras deter potential criminals and thieves. It is easy to activate the cameras and if you install them in plain view, everyone will know that your business has the necessary measures to protect itself from crimes and break-ins.

12. Use other security devices

Besides surveillance cameras, use other security devices to deter break-ins. These can include chemical marker system or a device to generate smoke, so that the intruder cannot see.

13. Get educated

Find out what measures local businesses in your neighbourhood are taking and see if you can use any of them to protect your business. Also educate yourself and your employees to be good witnesses. In case of a robbery, learn to note the gender, age, height, hair colour, weight and description of the robber’s shoes and clothes. This will help the police immensely. Teach employees not to let strangers inside the business premises. For instance, someone may come just to use the toilet. This could be a genuine request, but at times the person may be coming in scout the area and may leave a window open to return later in the night.

14. Never resist a robbery

Should you or one of your employees have the misfortune of keeping in office when a robbery occurs, be sure to comply with the demands of the robber. Give up your merchandise, money or any other asset that the robber demands. It is better to protect yourself in such a situation.

15. Have emergency drills and plans in place

Check your business premises to ensure that medical kits are in stock and fire extinguishers working properly. Mark fire exits and other routes carefully and clearly. Have regular drills for your employees, so that they are aware what they should do in case of an emergency. Draft different emergency plans for different kinds of emergencies and ensure that the employees are aware of these plans. Even designate a person for alarm response, even if the security company is handling this aspect.

16. Change security codes regularly

To prevent break-ins, change security codes of doors and computers regularly. This is especially true when an employee is no longer associated with your business.

17. Reduce anonymity

Have name tags and identity cards for all employees. This will enable the security guards to identify strangers. Make sure that visitors also get IDs, so that it is easy to identify them and anyone without an ID can be escorted outside and questioned.

18. Paint the walls and fences with anti-climb paint

You can deter break-ins by painting walls and fences with anti-climb paint. This will not only make it difficult for an intruder to climb, but also mark the intruder’s clothes. However, be sure to follow all legal requirements.

19. Do away With crime and break-in opportunities

An intruder will look for ways to get into a business premises and if there are tools or materials left outside which can help the intruder break a window or gain access to the interiors of the building, he or she will use it. Hence, do not leave items outside. Instead secure them properly, so that they cannot be used for breaking in. If any equipment lying outside can be used to climb to the upper floors or the roof, look for an alternate place to keep the equipment.

20. Rely on guard dogs

If your business premises are huge, use guard dogs to protect areas where security guards or mobile security patrols vehicles do not visit frequently. You can even install a dog bark alarm to protect your business, in case the dog is sleeping or having its meal.

21. Use locks

Use padlocks to secure areas that are not frequently used. Be sure to use high quality locks and file off the serial numbers from the locks, so that new keys cannot be made.

22. Parking area and delivery trucks

If your business uses delivery trucks and they are parked in the company’s parking area, make sure that the area is well-lit. This will make it easier to spot someone trying to get to the trucks. Also, install GPS system in the trucks, so that they can be traced if they are stolen from the parking area.

23. Have physical deterrents in place

Place the cash register in such a way that it can be seen clearly from the outside. This will help the police see inside when they are patrolling the area. A well-lit business premises is never attractive for break-ins. If necessary, grow thorny bushes around your business premises to deter criminals from breaking in. Always keep minimal cash around and have a notice to advertise this fact near the entrance. Post signs prominently to inform everyone that your business is under surveillance and that trespassers will be prosecuted.

24. Be cautious of workers and contractors

If you have workers and contractors working temporarily on something in your business premises, secure all valuable items. For some, it could be tempting to pick up a few items and walk away with them at the end of the day or go and inform a friend, who may come later in the night to ‘lift’ these items.

25. Collaborate with other businesses

If the cost of setting up monitoring systems and CCTVs are too high for you to bear, collaborate with other businesses in the neighbourhood and share the costs. This will also allow the businesses in the area to communicate freely about various crime issues and come up with better and longer lasting solutions.

26. Be liberal with exterior lighting

Exterior light is a great method of crime prevention. It deters criminals from breaking in, as the person would be visible to mobile patrols, police and security guards.

27. Avoid false sense of security

Even if your business is located in a neighbourhood, which does not have crime, there is always the chance of a break-in. So, do not have a false sense of security that no break-in will occur in your business premises. Take all measures and steps to prevent and deter possible break-ins regardless of where your business is located.

28. Stay alert and rely on your instincts

If you or your employees see suspicious-looking people loitering around your business, call the police and report it. If you have security guards in place, let them handle the situation. Never confront these people yourself, as the situation could get out of hand and potentially dangerous.

29. Follow the onion peeling principle

Just like peeling an onion, which has many layers, also include many layers of security for your business. This will take an intruder a long time to break-in. And, ensure that you start all the security measures from the perimeter of your business premises and they should continue all the way to the interiors of the premises.

30. Enjoy benefits of improved security

When employers introduce better measures to keep their business safe, it brings peace of mind and helps reduce losses. This, in turn, leads to happier staff, higher efficiency, more profits and a better business image.

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101 ways to prevent crime against your business

101 ways to prevent crime against business

101 ways to prevent crime against business

101 ways to crime-proof your workplace

1. Brainstorm ways to protect your business.
Consult your staff, your local Crime Prevention Officer and a security firm.

2. Befriend the police.
They are a valuable resource and accept any help they offer.

3. Utilise multiple measures.
Don’t simply rely on one or two security techniques.

4. Get your staff on board.
Include employees in all crime and safety briefings.

5. Consult other businesses.
Work together to share information, use your contacts and protect your livelihoods.

6. Carry out regular security risk assessments.
Criminals adapt and tactics change, be prepared.

7. Security matters.
Balance the cost of controlling any risks, with the impact a crime could have on your

8. Have adequate security measures.
If an insurance company has any doubt over your security, they may not pay out if you make a claim. Take advice from a professional security firm like Key Patrol.

9. Choose quality.
Fit the best alarm and security system you can afford, consult an alarm response service.

10. Invest in good quality locks.
Use a trained locksmith who specialises in security services.

11. Use a keyholding company.
An established keyholding company like Key Patrol’s security services, prevent false alarms draining your finances. Alarm response experts will be sent swiftly and liaise with the police if necessary.

12. Install gate locks.
Fit them at all entrances to your premises, with vandal resistant self closers.

13. Employ a lock/unlock security firm.
Key Patrol’s security services are a reliable option; experienced staff will open your property and secure it at night.

14. Consider a coded entry lock.
Depending on the size of your site, an intercom may be more appropriate.

15. Use an alarm response service.
Someone will be dispatched promptly to deal with alarms at awkward hours, so use an experienced company like Key Patrol.

16. Expect a smart solution.
Criminals will watch target buildings to establish when security patrols take place, therefore Key Patrol’s mobile patrols take place at random times.

17. Employ a high visibility criminal deterrent.
Uniformed guards in marked vehicles guard your premises when you can’t be there; uniforms add an air of authority.

18. Have ID badges.
Issue staff with ID badges to be displayed at all times.

19. Get an entry book.
Implement a sign in and out policy.

20. Monitor visitors.
Staff should check the ID of any visitors to your site.

21. Only accept pre-planned deliveries.
Assign an employee to call the originating office if there are any doubts over the integrity of a parcel.

22. Use a well maintained CCTV surveillance system.
Accurately monitor movements outside your business, as well as inside.

23. Consider infrared (IR) CCTV.
This system enables you to capture activities in darkness.

24. A remote CCTV technician can monitor your site for you.
Trained observation staff will ensure only significant nocturnal events are reported.

25. Make a point of monitoring your customer car park.
Give your customers confidence that your business is interested in their safety.

26. Minimise the risks from organised crime.
Liaise regularly with your local police force, who can inform you of local or national security issues.

27. Purchase a counterfeit money detector.
Don’t rely on manual methods.

28. Maintain your counterfeit money detector carefully.
Update the software regularly, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

29. Choose a valid manufacturer.
Only use a detector that has passed the Bank of England tests, as detailed on their website.

30. Always report organised crime.
If your business is targeted by extortionists or blackmailers, don’t stand for it. Fear of doing so makes retail companies highly vulnerable to further offences.

31. Be aware of corporate identity fraud.
This crime causes financial losses, as well as damaging your reputation. Be aware of the latest scams.

32. Have fraud protection procedures in place now.
Train staff to recognise fraud and how to prevent it.

33. Buy domain addresses similar to your legitimate address.
It costs a few pounds a year and prevents criminals buying them to exploit your company name.

34. Ask your IT staff to be proactive.
They should be regularly checking that sites mimicking your own, have not already been set up.

35. Shred documents.
Shred any information on paper, before disposing of it.

36. Keep information secure at home.
Make sure laptops containing work information are only taken home by trusted employees.

37. Watch your accounts.
Carry out regular audits; follow the trail of any suspicious activity back to its source.

38. Perform surprise checks on online accounts.
Transactions move so fast in internet banking that an irregular payment could be hidden.

39. Be thorough in your reconciliations.
Always perform your end of month procedure and check for inconsistencies.

40. Use a reliable accountant.
They can identify irregular accounting and save you money in the long run.

41. Choose which causes to support carefully.
Only donate to established charities.

42. Avoid high return investment schemes.
If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.

43. Never be pressured into making a quick decision.
This is not how legitimate companies operate.

44. New business contacts should have a physical address.
A PO Box number suggests a transient company.

45. Do your research on new contacts.
Search on the internet for the companies name, including the terms ‘complaints’ or ‘review’.

46. Invest in credit checks on new customers.
Establish their credit worthiness before proceeding.

47. Initially ask for immediate payment.
Use 30 day terms for trusted clients.

48. Use a verification service for sales to new online customers.
A list of these can be found at the cardwatch website.

49. Set strict credit limits and stick to them.
Don’t be tempted by the extra business, you can only rely on money in the bank.

50. Only allow vetted staff to place orders.
Sadly, businesses are at risk from internal sources too.

51. Follow up staff references without fail.
Ask to see original copies of their qualifications and check the validity of these if you are in any doubt.

52. Be kind to new staff.
Take time to chat to them on their first day, show them the face behind the organisation. The personal approach could dissuade a recruit from committing a crime against your business.

53. Prosecute.
If you are the victim of a crime perpetrated by a member of your staff, prosecution is a proven deterrent.

54. Whistle blowing.
Have an open door policy for members of staff with concerns over a colleague, treat all information in confidence.

55. Report scams, even if you have dodged them.
Anything you may have spotted will help out the business community at large.

56. Use the Companies House Webfiling system to file your company details.
This lowers the chance of personal or business details being stolen.

57. Consider eradicating paper cheques.
They are easier to alter than electronic transactions. Lock your cheque book away and never pre sign.

58. Bankers drafts take six days to clear.
If you accept them, wait until they clear before releasing the goods.

59. Only accept high value cheques from a trusted source.
Automated payments are far less risky.

60. Bank safe.
If you use online banking, be sure to log out after each session.

61. Use firewalls on every computer.
This is the first obstacle for viruses and hackers.

62. Create strong passwords for your system.
Encourage staff to use complex passwords, change them regularly and avoid writing them down.

63. Invest in good anti-virus software.
Once it is installed, check for updates regularly, to prevent malicious spyware from infiltrating your IT system.

64. Beware social media sites.
Staff should use strong passwords and avoid discussing work online. Any comments made about your company can potentially be seen by hundreds of people.

65. Get a secure password for your Wi-Fi network.
Change it regularly, to avoid your signal being ‘piggybacked’ illegally.

66. Do not use public Wi-Fi for business transactions.
These widely available signals are far more open to security breaches.

67. Avoid personal ID theft.
Only release personal details to trusted sites.

68. Check for web site security.
When making a secure transaction, the address should start ‘https://’.

69. Encrypt sensitive files relating to personnel and financial matters.
Ensure you hold a second copy at another location and back up both files regularly.

70. Watch unsolicited emails.
Never send account information or personal details in response to an email request. No legitimate financial organisation would encourage this practice, inform staff this is the case.

71. If you feel you are being targeted through your email account, act.
Report your concerns to your internet service provider.

72. Do not open attachments from unknown sources.
These can be an entry point into your computer.

73. If you think your IT system is compromised, get help.
Involve the police and an experienced computer technician, don’t let it escalate.

74. Have some back up.
Buy a generator to maintain your computer system in the event of a power cut.

75. Encourage to staff to treat each other with dignity.
Employers have a responsibility to guard their workforce from bullying and harassment. Put in place controls and procedures to facilitate this.

76. Lock all doors and windows at the end of each day.
Consider grilles or shutters, if appropriate.

77. Never leave your keys unattended.
For peace of mind, try a keyholding company.

78. Install a wide counter at first contact points.
Put a barrier between staff and customers.

79. Rotate lunch hours and breaks.
Make sure there is always an employee presence.

80. Advertise your security.
Put up clear and conspicuous signs, detailing your security protection.

81. Perform regular stock takes.
Spot irregularities early.

82. Do not display expensive goods after hours.
When the premises are empty, lock high end goods away from sight in secure storage.

83. Guard your stock.
Arrange your sales room so staff can observe customers and spot shoplifters.

84. Staff welfare.
Train front line staff to recognise early signs of aggression. Establish safety procedures, so your staff can deal will problem customers.

85. Remove all notes, posters and adverts from your windows.
Allow staff to spot suspicious activities outside.

86. Landscape your surroundings effectively.
Eliminate hiding places and use adequate lighting.

87. Protect lone employees.
Give them a torch and personal alarm, ensure they have an itinerary and can be reached on a mobile phone.

88. Protect mobile staff.
Encourage them to travel during safe times and keep their phone charged. Keep a schedule of their movements and tell them to inform you if they don’t stick to it.

89. Screen safety.
If there are many cash transactions on the premises, consider a reinforced glass screen for an extra level of protection.

90. Cash up and bank at the end of each day.
Its good practice and secures the cash.

91. Count up privately.
Do not count money when you are visible to the public.

92. Vary the employee designated to bank your cash.
The same person will become conspicuous to a thief.

93. Never display cash bags in the street.
Put them inside of another bag.

94. Control the risk of theft.
If you are banking the cash, go directly to the bank.

95. Always empty the tills at the end of the day.
Leave the trays open.

96. Lock the cash in a safe if you cannot bank it.
Display a sign saying there is no cash on the premises.

97. Have a major incident plan.
Ensure employees know what action to take and will be expected of them.

98. Stay calm in a crisis.
If a robbery takes place, encourage staff to keep calm and not risk their personal safety.

99. Do not tackle a robber.
Do take mental notes and try to see which escape route is taken.

100. Have a panic button fitted.
It can be integrated into your security system, these are out of general sight and can be pressed secretly.

101. Always be observant at work.
If a crime of any kind occurs make comprehensive notes and take photos. Inform the police, present your evidence and be a good witness.

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Worldwide, the economic scenario has been showing a negative turn, after the uptrend a few years ago. The figures of a slow growth rate and higher inflation rates do not reflect the effect on businesses and the common man, but it is the average person on the street who has to deal with the consequences of job losses, of a tighter budget and an inability to keep up with the rising costs all around him. Another major outcome of the growing discontent with the negative economic climate has been the rapid increase in crime rates around the country.

Increase in crime rate

Break-ins and theft against business has increased during the recessionCrime statistics in the United Kingdom are measured by two different sources. The recorded crime statistics are the figures for the crimes reported to the police. These are an indicator of the crimes which have been reported for further action by the police. However, the other crime statistic source is the Crime Survey for England and Wales, which bases its figures on interviews and on people’s perceptions about the crime rate in their region and in the other parts of the country. This includes crimes which have not been reported to the authorities and it also shows the latest trends. In the last 50 years, violent crime has increased seven fold. For violent crimes in 2011/ 12, the figure stands at 2.2 million. In 2011, there was a 14 % increase in burglaries, and a 6 % increase in violent crime over the previous year.

Security concerns over the increase in crime

With figures like these and an increasing perception that things are going to get worse before they become any better, companies and organisations are becoming increasingly concerned about the security aspects of their premises. It is not just thefts and burglaries which become a matter of concern; data theft is also a major problem. Vandalism is also a worrisome nationwide security problem, since the acts of vandalism have been rising steadily. Whether big or small, building security aspects have become a very important part of any policies. Organisations have to put into place measures which will not only prevent theft, but also will prevent unfettered access to the premises. With regard to their networked computers, they have to make sure that the data is protected with a strong firewall and data protection system.

Basic security steps to protecting your business

These go beyond the simple steps of just making sure everything is locked and secure. Leaving a window open can make the difference between securing your valuable items and filing for an insurance claim and dealing with the hassle of lost property. Keeping the keys secure is not quite as easy as it sounds! Building security is dependent on taking special care and not taking anything for granted.

Safeguarding business premises with a professional security company

Professional patrol security servicesIn order to make sure that building security is fool-proof and that the company has been safeguarded against the increase in crime rates, many businesses have now started outsourcing their security solutions to Key Patrol Security Services. Nationwide security concerns have been among the major reasons behind the rapid rise of security companies. Key Patrol are a professionally managed and trained security company with over 50 years experience in the private security sector. The security company cost factors are a deterrent, but most organisations realise that even a single burglary activity can make them lose many efficient man-hours. Advanced security devices are available in the market, but these need to be combined with excellent specialised security personnel to prove their mettle.

static security patrolsSecurity companies do much more than just provide personnel to keep a watch over the premises. Key Patrol provide nationwide security by protecting people and property 24/7 and make sure that there is no breach in the security systems that have been set into place by the people in charge. Security companies have personnel who have been trained in these aspects and have the expertise to deal with any untoward events relating to local or nationwide security. They make sure that their employees are trained in the latest technology and are equipped with the requisite equipment for building security.

Key holding and door security systems

One of the most important aspects of any building’s security is to make sure that the keys are with someone reliable and that no one is able to access the rooms without proper authorisation. Nationwide security surveys have shown that loss of keys has often resulted in heavy expenditure while trying to open locked rooms and secure areas, where the keys are not available. Security companies appoint keyholders and they usually follow the BS7984 industry standards. Security companies such as Key Patrol make sure that there is a prompt response to any intruder alarms from their rapid response units. Their keyholders are the ones who will respond to any alarms and who understand the mechanics of the alarm system. Only professional, fully trained staff attends activations, and in case of any serious incidents, they provide manned guards. Detailed regular reports are also provided.

Mobile Patrols can reduce crime

Mobile vehicle and static guard patrols

Key Patrol provide round the clock patrolling of the business premises. Security alarms are the first step in the security of a building but these need to be augmented with security patrols, whether on foot by trained guards or in well-equipped highly visible vans. Key Patrol provides uniformed security officers in liveried vans, which are a great deterrent for anyone who may attempt to enter the premise without due permission or proper access rights. An increase in crime has resulted in an increase in the abilities of the thieves, and these can only be deterred by visible, efficient and highly trained security personnel. The mobile security vans patrol the area at irregular intervals, and they are able to cover the building at faster intervals than guards travelling on foot. The patrol officers in the vans can lock and unlock doors, they can keep a watch on late night workers, and they can make random visits to the internal areas of the site.

Additional security services

A security company like Key Patrol also provides several other services to suit the individual requirements of the company. They can escort the employees when special deliveries are made, they can do a regular check of the fire alarms, they can inspect buildings when they are vacant, and they can provide cost-effective solutions for the building security to suit the budget and requirements of their clients.

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Alarm activations – what are the health and safety dangers?

Health and safety concerns of responding to an alarm yourself

Alarm response - the health and safety concerns and dangers

When it comes to the issue of responding to a security alarm, many smaller and medium sized company owners decide to keep matters within the business and take care of private security and alarm response themselves. There are many reasons why this is not the best thing to do, such as personal safety, liability and other legal and corporate considerations, and there are many reasons why enlisting the help of a private security company is a much better option. This article covers in detail the health, safety and professional concerns of responding to alarms and other business security matters yourself.

Private security in business; the issues

Alarm management and alarm response are important factors for any business, especially privately owned businesses. Aside from the installation, centralisation and handling of alarm systems (which is covered in detail at the Government Health and Safety Executives Website) there are many risks in taking matters into your own hands when carrying out alarm response.

Personal security health and safety

Personal security health and safety is one of the biggest factors to appreciate. When you respond to an alarm yourself, you are putting yourself in personal danger if there is criminal activity involved. Having to respond to an alarm usually occurs at night when the business premises is secured, and while many cases are false alarms due to rodents or birds tripping motion sensors, if the premises is the subject of theft then you will come into contact with criminals, who may respond by attacking you, either maliciously or in trying to escape. Because personal livelihood is involved for private companies, many owners also resist assailants and respond to violence, which puts personal safety in jeopardy.

Professional liability

Physical safety is not the only issue for alarm response. It might sound wrong but you put yourself in danger of professional liability if you find your business being robbed or the subject of criminal activity in general. For companies who find themselves the victim of on-going criminal activity, the damages and stress that are caused as a result can be extreme.

Added responsibilities impacts on your company’s productivity

Owning a business comes with so many different responsibilities and tasks that it can be damaging to your company’s productivity by responding to a security alarm yourself. Managing private security is always time consuming, and even if your company premises is located nearby then it can take many hours to locate the problem, ensure the premises is secure and then set the alarm again. The last thing a busy manager needs is to be awoken in the middle of the night for an alarm response and waste hours putting things right, regardless of whether it is a false alarm or otherwise. If the security alarm is the start of a serious problem, safety breach or case of theft, then the problems associated with your company’s productivity amplify. Even if your company is Limited Liability, corporate responsibility will have an impact when your company is unable to function as it normally does. The point is that if you are wasting your time by taking alarm response and private security into your own hands, your company will take longer to get back on its feet and doing what it does efficiently again.

How will a subordinate respond if an accident or damages occurs?

Many company owners delegate the responsibility of intruder alarm response to subordinates, though handing over the keys in this circumstance also comes with many potential problems. If accidents occur or damages are caused by one of your employees responding to a security alarm or another security health and safety incident, then you will not know how they will behave, and you will not know whether company liability will be called into question. Similarly, the trustworthiness and responsibility of the key handler is always difficult to prove and insure, and you always put your company and its assets under greater risk when you delegate security tasks to someone else, even if you are sure you can trust them. What’s more, if you are a small company then keyholder delegation may be only a verbal contract, which can lead to legal issues and disputes if theft or other damages happen.

The solution for alarm response management

Getting professional to repond to alarm activations

Getting the expert help of a professional alarm response service like that offered by Key Patrol is a complete solution to the issues of handling private security on your own. When you enlist the services of an alarm response firm, they act as keyholders for when any company security alarms are activated, and respond instantly to all cases. They take care of everything, from ensuring that the premises is safe and secure, to notifying the authorities if the case warrants. You get around the clock and complete support for company alarm response, and all types of alarm response are covered. Response units are arranged so that they respond to intruder alarms as quickly as possible, and this a big advantage for company owners who live far away from their company premises.

Mobile patrols and static security are examples of other services available from security response firms, including on-site monitoring, foot patrols, guarding and mobile security patrols for extra safety and security. These static security and mobile services are extremely effective for companies who are targeted consistently or are the subject of organised criminal activity.

You also ensure that your keys are in safe hands, and this safety is completely guaranteed. All security health and safety and associated personal danger and liability is taken from off of your shoulders and put in the hands of licensed and trained security professionals, who are far more ready and able to take care of any situations in the proper manner.

Your company’s security and health and safety should always be at the top of your list of priorities, and while many managers prefer to keep matters in their own hands, this is a risky strategy. The best thing to do for your company’s protection is to enquire with a security alarm and static security response service. This is the choice which thoroughly protects yourself, your employees, your property and your company.

Key Patrol are an excellent choice for business security covering the whole of the UK. Our professional officers will keep both your keys and premises safe, and respond rapidly upon a raised building alarm. We have over 50 years of experience in the security industry and have an excellent working relationship with our clients.

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Top reasons to use a professional keyholding security service

Alarm response security services in London and Essex, UK

Private security is something that all businesses should think about. The level of service you require may depend on the size of your business as well as the sector the business operates in and what this entails. Think about security before you move into your premises rather than leaving it until it is too late, risking the safety of your staff and the reputation you strive so hard to maintain.

Security services come in a range of forms. No doubt you will want your premises alarmed. The next step is hiring a keyholding company who will respond to your alarm being activated. This will take a lot of the hassle out of responding to alarm activations and will mean that you don’t have to worry about being disturbed by false alarms. You may also wish to consider patrol services as these make an excellent deterrent to any potential intruders.

Key Patrol are one of the fastest growing mobile security companies in the UK, and could help protect your business, offering services such as keyholding, alarm response, mobile patrols and premises locks and unlocks. They operate in the London and Essex area, providing staff to help with your security needs.

The top reason for hiring a keyholding company has to the safety of yourself, your staff and your business

As a business owner, it is likely that you are the main keyholder. This can be a great burden, as you will always have to be prepared for a phone call telling you that your alarm has gone off. Whilst a call in the middle of the night can be extremely annoying, what if you travelled 50 miles to visit family one evening? It will take you a long while to get back to your premises and investigate the cause of the alarm going off, and by that time the damage may have been done. Even if you have a second keyholder, you cannot guarantee that they will be available at the time the alarm sounds.

You will also have to remember to keep in touch with the company monitoring your alarms about any changes of details. Many people use their personal mobile number as their contact number, which is great if you are out and about, but will you remember to change it when you get a new phone?

If you don’t live near to your premises it may mean trusting a member of your staff to be the main keyholder should the alarm sound. Is this really a burden that you want to put on one of your employees? Not to mention the danger you could be putting them in.

Professional security services doing keyholder patrol inspections on business premisesWhilst false alarms do happen, and it is no doubt frustrating being called out in the middle of the night only to find the alarm has been triggered by a door not quite closed fully, if you turned up and the intruder was still there, would you know what to do? Or would you just be putting yourself at risk?

Hiring a professional takes these worries away. Key Patrol’s keyholding service combined with their alarm response service will see a professional sent to respond to your intruder alarm activation from a rapid response unit, ensuring that somebody is there as quickly as possible. If there has been an intrusion, the trained professional will know exactly what to do and will not put themselves at risk. They will co-ordinate with the police and will not leave the site until your premises has been secured.

Their security services also extends to a mobile patrol service. There is no better way to deter intruders than for them to see patrols taking place. It can be very costly to hire permanent guards, so the mobile patrols make a great compromise between cost and visibility. Patrols take place at random times, so there is no way for intruders to spot a pattern in when the site is patrolled. These mobile patrols can take place internally or externally, and proof of attendance can be provided via electronic reports.

In the unlikely event that an intrusion takes place, the already excellent alarm response service is improved as there will be somebody nearby, even if not at your premises at the time of the intrusion, who is as familiar with your property as you are and will quickly be able to spot any signs of intrusion.

If you have multiple premises or spend a lot of time out on the road you may find the lock and unlock service handy. It can be difficult to know who you can and can’t trust with the keys for your business premises. Do you give keys to all of your staff, or a select few?

If you give keys to only a select few people, they are burdened with having to be the first to arrive in the morning and the last to leave in the evening. Whilst they can take it in turns to do this, in times of staff holidays or sickness it can be burdensome to those left to manage.

It could also mean that the person with the keys is left on their own at the end of the day to lock up, which is not desirable, as any potential intruder could quickly become familiar with the time of day the premises is locked up and would be able to work out if there is somebody left on their own at the end of the day. They would see this at the time your premises is at its weakest.

If you give a set of keys to each member of staff, not only are you placing a great amount of trust into each of them, there are more sets of keys to potentially go missing. If a set does go missing there are more sets to replace, which becomes expensive. As the risk goes up, so does the cost of re-securing your premises.

Keyholding company in London performing premises inspection

The lock and unlock service means that a Licenced Officer will arrive to unlock your premises and then return to lock up at a time to suit you. This not only saves you from having to worry about your keys, but could also improve staff morale, as it will not always be down to the same few people to arrive early and leave late. For small businesses it takes away some of the worry about lone working, as nobody will be left on their own to lock up at the end of the day, there will always be a trained professional there with them.

The above are all compelling reasons to hire a keyholding company. You cannot put a price on the personal safety of yourself and your staff, and whilst your business can be insured, you cannot prevent loss of reputation that would quickly follow an intrusion. You would not put up with delays to a product or service you had ordered because the company had not protected themselves adequately, so why should your clients?

Key Patrol are an excellent choice for business in the London and Essex area, as their professional staff will keep both your keys and premises safe, and act quickly upon the sound of an alarm. Their combined background of 35 years in the security industry will give you the peace of mind that they know exactly what they are doing, and will take care of your business in the best possible way.

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Key Patrol Ltd are the UK’s leading Security Services provider and supply corporate businesses with unparalleled security guarding services. As a vastly experienced keyholding company our security officers deliver rapid alarm response services in the event of a break in. We help business clients secure their premises and protect their staff. The gallery below should help give you a better understanding of our business and shows pictures of security officers in action.


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The impact of tight security services at the London 2012 olympics

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Security services bring about decrease in crime at the London 2012 olympics

The London 2012 Olympic Games brought a number of benefits to the capital city. The increase in the interest and participation in sport has been well documented and businesses in the area surrounding Olympic Park have done particularly well during the Olympic Games. One lesser mentioned benefit is the decrease in crime brought around by an increase in the presence of police and security services.

Only 9 people were arrested at Olympics venues during the course of the games, which considering how many people attended is remarkable. The high visibility of staff and other security personnel has played a massive part in deterring would be criminals. Compared to the same week last year, crime in London was down by 5%. Again the presence of police and other security staff all over the city will have played a part.

When this is put into the context that crime across the UK has increased over the last year, it really is remarkable. The high visibility approach taken towards the Olympics really has worked, as it has buckled this trend and seen a decrease in the number of crimes reported. The worry is that after the Olympic and Paralympic Games have finished, when this extra police and security presence has disappeared, London will be left vulnerable to criminals once again.

Whilst large firms will often have security procedures and staff in place, small and medium sized businesses are often lacking in security. At the same time, these businesses are often the most vulnerable to security breaches. If you only have one premises and a large proportion of your stock or equipment is stolen, it may take some time to get back on track, not to mention the loss of income you will no doubt suffer whilst you are waiting for replacements to arrive. For some smaller businesses, this could be enough be enough to put you out of business. Slightly larger businesses may find themselves a little more able to take the strain, for example by retrieving stock or equipment from other premises, however they will not be able to run at full capacity until supplies have been replenished, so again, crime against the business could be a major setback.

Businesses benefit from decrease in crime

Even businesses which already have security staff could benefit by employing a security company. Perhaps the security staff are only present during operating hours, or maybe in these difficult economic times you are looking to make cutbacks. Manning your premises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week can be extremely costly. Using mobile patrol services who come at random times can provide a security presence without requiring somebody to be there at all times. This can either save you on the costs of having to employ people to stand guard at all hours, or can free up your staff to do other things. Using a keyholding company to respond to alarm callouts can save the time and hassle of finding an available person to attend an alarm activation.

Leading security services firm in the United KingdomThere are many ways in which concerns about the potential increase in crime once the Olympic and Paralympic Games have finished can be mitigated. The option that you choose is likely to vary depending on both the size and the nature of your business. For example something as simple as fitting an alarm to your premises can help deter would be criminals, but if it takes you too long to get there to check out the cause of the activation, its usefulness is limited. Even if you live nearby, if your alarm was activated, would you be available to go and check out the problem, and if you were able to make it there in good time, would you know what to do if the criminals were still on site? The London 2012 Olympic Games have been a great example as to how increased security presence can reduce the rate of crime, and if you can’t afford to hire around the clock security personnel, mobile patrol services should be a serious consideration.

Key Patrol offer a number of services which can help businesses reduce the chances of being a victim of crime. They are a keyholding company and depending on which services you choose to take out at the same time, there are a number of benefits to this, including having them respond to alarm activations and using their mobile patrol services.

Employing a security company to take care of your keys and act as responders to alarm activations can take a lot of worry out of owning your own business, especially in a city like London where traffic can be a nightmare and business locations are not always in the most desirable or affordable areas to live in. If you are responsible for attending alarm call outs for your business, the last thing you will want to do after a long days work and an hours commute home is to return to work to check out why the alarm has been triggered. On the other hand, you do not necessarily want to restrict yourself and your family to having to live in close proximity to your business premises as there is a high chance that a commercial or industrial area would not be top of your list for places to live.

If you are lucky enough to find a place to live that is near your business premises, you will still need to find a second key holder for the occasions that you are not contactable or are have gone out of the area. For some this may not be too big a problem, however if you have a small family run business, there may be times when you are not around and you do not have any other staff to ask to take over keyholding responsibilities. If you do have other people you can trust with keyholding responsibilities, it is a huge responsibility to put on somebody.

Keyholding companies take huge responsibilities off businesses

This is where a keyholding company comes in. Taking out an alarm response service means that they will send somebody to check out any activations. Key Patrol will send out a professional responder to your business and they will assess what has happened and what needs to be done about it. If the alarm has been activated by intruders they will liaise with police, and if necessary, repair contractors. They will not leave the site until they are satisfied that it is secure, so there is no need to worry about opportunists taking their chance to commit a further crime once something has already happened.

Using an alarm response service gives you peace of mind. You do not need to worry about if and when you will get called out, or what you need to do when you are there. As their staff are fully trained to deal with these situations, they will not put themselves at any risk. This is something that you and your staff may not be in the best position to judge as not only are you likely to have minimal experience in dealing with such situations, emotion can play a role, with you wanting to protect your business without first thinking about your personal safety. If you are not available to attend the call out and one of your staff goes in your place, you do not want to be held responsible to any damage or injury they may cause themselves by being sent untrained into a situation they do not have the skills to deal with.

Premises building patrol security services in the UKAnother advantage of using a keyholding company and their alarm response service is that you do not have to worry about the potential for a call out. You will not have to worry about staying local for the weekend because your second keyholder is away on holiday, neither do you have to worry about being disturbed in the middle of the night only to find out the alarm was a false activation, for example because you did not close one of your internal doors properly.

Using an external company to hold your keys takes out some of the worry about who has keyholding responsibility. It is perhaps unfair to burden a junior member of staff with the responsibility of being a keyholder, but on the other hand if they live considerably nearer to the business premises than the more senior members of the staff, it can seem illogical to have somebody travel in from miles away to respond to an alarm when there could be somebody who lives around the corner available.

The London 2012 Olympics showed that security presence can reduce the number of crimes taking place. Whilst you might feel that hiring a full time security team for your business is too expensive and not necessary, hiring a security guard service can be an excellent compromise.

If you employ people to work overnight, it is especially important to have some sort of security presence as this is when the majority of crimes against businesses take place. Criminals may either not realise that there are staff inside, or see these hours when there are fewer people around, both inside your premises and on the streets in general, as the easiest time to gain entry unnoticed. If you have anybody who occasionally stays until late this can be even more of a problem as there is a higher likelihood of them being there on their own, so a security guard service really is vital to their safety.

There are advantages to employing your keyholding company to provide mobile patrol services. For starters it means fewer people to trust with your keys, and fewer keys to replace should an incident happen meaning that you have to replace your existing locks. Key Patrol offer mobile security patrols. This means that you do not have to employ somebody full time to keep watch of your building, as they will do it for you. Uniformed security officers will arrive in liveried vehicles, providing a highly visible deterrent to any would be criminals. They will undertake security patrols either internally or externally, whichever works best for you.

Mobile security patrol services are a great way of increasing the visibility of security staff whilst keeping costs to a minimum. As we have seen that increasing security presence reduces the amount of crime, this really is worthwhile. The patrols are timed randomly, so there is no way for would be criminals to spot any sort of pattern as to when they will be patrolling your premises. This is important because if they came for the same period every day, anybody watching your premises would soon be able to work out when it is manned and for how long. Random patrols do not offer this opportunity as they do not know when they are coming, how long they are staying for and if they are coming back.

If you are also using the company for alarm response it has the added benefit of the security staff being familiar with your premises, making it extremely easy for them to spot if something is wrong if the alarm is triggered.

Key holder security services companies in the ukThe evidence is clear, that in a time of increasing crime, the increased presence of police and security services at the London 2012 Olympic Games saw the number of crimes in London fall. Once the Olympics and Paralympics are over and this presence dies away, it really is a good time to start thinking about hiring a security company for your business.

Protect your business with first class security services from Key Patrol

You wouldn’t put your home or family at any unnecessary risk, so why do the same with your business? A security company can take care of your premises, staff, stock and equipment, allowing you to leave these worries behind when you leave the building at the end of the day.

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