Is your Business Secure? Securing Your Business Premises – Top Tips

Are you confident your business security systems will keep intruders out?

Ticking all the boxes to meet the minimum insurance standards may not be enough when you consider the risks. A business owner will only know the true impact of a burglary on their business if they actually experience a break-in. Burglary prevention is a much better option when you consider the potential risks to your business. With many commercial properties left empty, securing your business is more important in 2020 than it has ever been.

The Importance Of Investing in Good Security for Commercial Premises

As a North London Locksmith experienced in emergency burglary repairs in London I have seen situations where business owners have experienced loss of;

  • Valuable equipment
  • Money
  • Irreplaceable items
  • Crucial or sensitive information
  • Trading hours
  • Profits
  • Reputation

The impact that a burglary can have on a business can’t realistically be recouped through insurance. It is so important to invest in professional lock installation to protect valuable equipment and stock. We can help with all commercial security needs from master key systems to high security storage building locks.

Tips on How to Keep Intruders Out of Your Business

Met Police Business Security Advice

You can read advice from the met police about how to keep burglars out of your business here.

More often than not the intruders are aware of valuable items within the premises and the strike is premeditated. Addressing your individual commercial property security needs effectively will protect your business from the misfortune of a setback. Something that no business needs at any time and in particular at this extremely difficult time.

When addressing small business security or indeed any business security the key aim is to protect the business from loss of equipment that could prevent the business from operating. An experienced professional locksmith will attend your premises and propose commercial security systems tailored to the individual needs of a particular business within a suitable budget.

IKS Locksmiths Top 5 Commercial Security Tips

1) Choose an MLA Approved Locksmith

MLA approved locksmith

With MLA Approval comes credentials and assurances that the security specialist you are using is;

  • Qualified
  • DBS Checked
  • Regularly Vetted
DBS Check locksmith

With the locksmith industry being unregulated it is important to look into the person you are choosing to deal with you commercial security.

2) Find Out Which Security Measures are Really Necessary For Your Individual Business

Different commercial premises need different security solutions! A good locksmith will look for opportunities to save you money as a business.

At IKS locksmith we are commercial security specialists and install a wide range of products;

  • High Security Door and Window Locks
  • Master Key Suites
  • High Security Keys and online key cutting
  • Roller shutters for your business
  • Bespoke Security Grilles
  • Safes
  • Door reinforcement products
  • Door Closers
  • Panic bars
Office Retractable Security Grilles
Retractable Security Grilles on Offices Old Street

It is important to establish which products are “security must haves” for your individual needs and which are over and above what is needed. Good advice from a trustworthy specialist will allow you to make an informed decision as to what is best for you business in terms of both security and budget. The best security option is not always the most expensive option!

You may also want to consider installing an alarm. You can read more about choosing an alarm here.

3) Check You Insurance Policy to Make Sure You Comply

If you are burgled and your security doesn’t comply with your insurance policy small print you will be unable to make a claim. An experienced locksmith will be able to advise you on making sure your security is compliant. This can be checked as part of a security survey which should be free with an approved locksmith.

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4) Regular Maintenance of Security Products Can Save Money Long-term

It is important to regularly review your security and maintain the security measures in place to keep them in good nick! Maintaining locks and door closers can mean replacements are likely to be needed later rather than sooner.  It also ensures that your security is not likely to be breached.

Having a locksmith check your security as part of a free security survey regularly could cost nothing if everything is fine, so it makes commercial sense!

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5) Build a Good Relationship with a Dedicated Commercial Locksmith

It is important for any business to  choose a dedicated commercial locksmith. Not only to deal with emergencies quickly and efficiently but also to look after the maintenance of the security in place which can save money and problems long term!

You are much more likely to get a quick and efficient response from a  commercial emergency locksmith who knows you and has your number saved!

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Does the locksmith securing your business tick all the boxes? You can read more about choosing an dedicated emergency locksmith here.

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Each business and every circumstance differs. At IKS Locksmiths we are experienced in commercial security and aware that there is not just one solution for all business premises. This is why we offer a free security survey of your property. This will provide you with a valuable insight into the potential risks and security solutions for your individual business free of charge.

We would welcome the opportunity to advise you on a commercial security solution tailored to the needs of your business. To find out how we can help you contact us.

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