Gone are the days in the UK when if you were popping out for lunch, you left a note saying you would be back in an hour. Security has now become necessary in order to protect your investment, your business and your staff. Increasingly, more and more businesses are opening up in the UK on the high street or in new shopping centres and what they all need is some kind of security system that deters would be intruders and also helps to catch both staff and customers, stealing from your premises. It is unfortunate that this is a necessary requirement for business owners, but if you want to stay in business and protect your investment, then it is indeed necessary.
You can teach your staff and manager what to look out for when the shop is opened for business but you cannot be there 24 hours a day to take care of your business. When you lock up for the night and go home, you need to have some kind of peace of mind that your shop and your stock are going to be OK. It is at times like this that you really need to be looking at a good intruder alarm that can be installed by Tranter Security Intruder alarm engineers in Leicester. There are a number of benefits to having a security system installed in your business premises and we will look at just some of those now.
- Less Employee Theft – It is the price of doing business that we can’t always trust the very people we employ to take care of our interests. Large amounts of stock and cash go missing from stores all across the UK and it isn’t being taken by intruders, burglars or customers. The pilfering is being done by the members of staff that work there. Installing security cameras in the correct positions will hopefully deter even the most opportunistic of thieves and hopefully it will also increase employee output as they know that the boss may be looking at any time.
- Reduces Shoplifting – If you set up a camera system that the customers can actually see themselves on a monitor in store, this is a great deterrent. Seeing themselves up there and that it is being recorded should be enough to deter them from shoplifting and moving on to easier pickings in another store.
- Stop Intruders From Entering – Other people are always looking for an easy way in life and stealing things that aren’t theirs, seems to be the way that they want to live their lives. If an opportunity presents itself, they will surely take it. If, however, you have an intruder alarm fitted throughout your premises with clear signage and an alarm box fitted outside, then this should put off most would be intruders.
Keeping your premises secure is essential if you are to grow your business successfully. We need stock and we need equipment to operate and if somebody takes that, then it is difficult to continue trading even with insurance.