Things may be changing, however we are still here.
Due to the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus and the new need for social distancing, many people are now working remotely from home. This means that across the country, factories and offices, bars and restaurants, sports and leisure venues and a host of other buildings are now lying empty.
These unprecedented circumstances have led to a sharp increase in demand for security solutions to help business owners protect their empty properties. Halifax Security have been working extremely hard to ensure the functionality of systems across all our business areas, so that they can act as powerful tools to help fight against crime, protect property, and keep insurers happy.
In this time of uncertainty, it’s crucial that you protect your business in order to avoid becoming a soft target for burglars attempting to gain entry to your property. Even if Halifax Security are not your current security provider, we remain committed to helping companies across West Yorkshire ensure that their property is as safe as possible during the COVID-19 Lockdown. Please feel free to contact us via telephone on: 0800 328 9146 or via email at: email@example.com if you would like any advice or guidance about the options available to you during this time.
Halifax Security have also prepared the following tips to ensure the safety of your property:
It may sound simplistic but ensure that all doors, windows, fire exits, and gates are locked. Fit restrictors on windows if possible as thieves can wriggle through any gap larger than a human head. Pinpoint any vulnerable areas and fix any issues.
If you haven’t had your systems recently serviced. Test your CCTV System, Intruder Alarm, Fire and Sprinkler Systems and ensure that they are all fully operational. Make sure cameras are clean and well positioned to cover as much of your property, internally and externally, as possible.
Make sure your Outdoor Security Lighting is working, preferably on an automatic sensor. Visible Intruder Alarms that light up at night will make burglars think twice about targeting your property. Consider the use of timer switches to ensure that there is sufficient lighting inside your premises.
Burglars often use wheelie bins to help them gain entry to properties, so ensure that they are stored away and not accessible.
Ensure spare keys to your premises are not left inside but rather with dedicated key holders who can be contacted in times of emergency.
Ensure that no cash is left lying around on the premises overnight and consider moving high-value items and important documentation into a safe or secured location that can be monitored remotely.
Electrical equipment should be turned off and unplugged, and electrical systems isolated at the main fuse board, unless critical to the continued running or security of your business. Fire risks or burnable materials, such as old packaging or wooden pallets, should be moved off site.
Empty premises should ideally be inspected once a week. Inspections may include the removal of any build-up of post, or any other action to minimise the risk that the property can be easily identified as being closed.
Use an ultraviolet pen to mark items of value with your company name and address. This will help police to identify your property more easily if it’s stolen. Try to make sure that larger desirable items can’t easily be seen through windows.