If your business has security systems in place, you might think that you are protected all year round from intruders and criminals. However, the changing of the seasons should change your security priorities, and the longer, lighter days in summer gives thieves a bigger window of opportunity to target your business.
Advance Security has been installing commercial security systems for businesses throughout Cambridge for over 20 years, and have put together the below tips to keep your premises safe from intruders this summer.
Maintaining your existing security systems such as CCTV or alarms is an essential part of your security strategy, and should be completed by a professional at least once a year. Throughout the year, things can happen which can hinder the efficiency of your security systems – for example shrubbery could grow in spring and obscure the view of one of your external CCTV cameras. A visit from an experienced security company to check the functionality of your security systems provides peace of mind that your units are working correctly without any faults, protecting your premises from intruders.
Monitoring Windows & Doors
As warmer weather approaches, windows and doors which would normally be shut and locked may be opened to increase airflow throughout your premises. By opening windows and doors, you are increasing the number of access points for intruders, making your building more vulnerable to an attack.
By installing alarms and access control systems on your windows and doors, you can monitor when they are locked, and who can have access. As a rule of thumb, you should take extra care during summer to close and secure windows, perhaps investing in air conditioning as a more secure alternative to keeping cool whilst protecting your property, assets, and staff.
Many external CCTV camera systems are fitted with motion sensor floodlights to deter intruders at night, however during brighter evenings, these lights will make little difference. It is important to consider other security measures which could deter criminals in the evenings and early hours such as an audible alarm to keep your premises protected 24/7 throughout the lighter summer months.
With over 20 years in the security sector, our installers understand that a business’s security needs change throughout the seasons, and tailor their advice to address your exact requirements. Using the tips above, you can protect your business this summer and have peace of mind that criminals won’t have a better opportunity to target your premises.
Advance Security has over 20 years of experience in the security sector providing intruder alarms and security systems to businesses in Cambridge and the surrounding areas. To arrange a free site survey or to get a quote, complete our contact form today.