In the UK, a burglary takes place every 30 seconds, with city locations being hotspots for break-ins. In Wales, commercial properties are hugely at-risk, with offices usually homing expensive equipment, cash and all sorts of sensitive information.
Here at Twenty4 Fire and Security, we are proud to be supporting the businesses of Wales in protecting their premises, offering a variety of security systems that are designed to deter burglars or catch them in the act should they gain entry. If you are looking at ways to protect your office, employees and your business in general, below are 5 security measures to consider taking.
There are many different types of Intruder Alarms on the market, with alarm systems proven to be one of the most successful ways to protect a business from burglars. Being sounded when an unwanted individual enters a property, Intruder Alarms can reduce thefts and intrusions on commercial properties by a huge 90%. What's more, most modern systems are 'Monitored Alarms Systems', meaning that when the alarm is sounded the authorities are automatically notified.
As well as monitoring your property and capturing footage, CCTV devices also act as hugely-effective deterrents, with burglars less likely to break into a property that has a visible camera installed.
However, a huge proportion of Welsh businesses are working with ineffective devices. So, having an up-to-date, fully working camera is a must.
Access Control Systems are installed at businesses with large numbers of staff members. Used as alternatives to the traditional key and lock setup, Access Control Systems are managed through fobs, cards or fingerprint technology.
An Access Control System determines who can access certain parts of a building and when, being an easy way for bosses to provide and restrict staff access. Not only do such systems ensure strangers can't waltz into the office but they also keep a record of which staff members have been where. Such records can prove hugely beneficial during times of dispute and in emergency situations where a quick headcount is required.
Electric Gates and Barriers are another popular way business owners are securing their properties.
From controlling pedestrian and vehicle access to granting access to visitors remotely, intelligent systems can enhance security while putting bosses in complete control.
Intercoms are voice communication systems that permit those inside a building to talk to people at the door without giving them access. With the opinion of an integrated camera, staff inside the building have the option to vet individuals before allowing them to enter, keeping the door completely locked until they decide otherwise. Ridding of the risk of intruders freely gaining access, Intercom Systems are affordable door entry devices worth consideration.
Contact Twenty4 for your security needs
If you are looking at ways to enhance your office security, be sure to contact us today. With over 20 years of experience in the world of fire and security, we are well placed to install and maintain your security equipment.