Fire hazards are a lot more common at Christmas time, and it is essential that your business adheres to usual standards of fire safety that you do all year round. Here are a few tips to ensure your employees and your building are safe from fire accidents this Christmas.
1/ Cardboard boxes may be building up due to an unusual amount of packages arriving at the office. Ensure that these boxes are folded away and put in the recycling as soon as possible. Do not let them spread out as they are very flammable, or build up so that they block fire exits or fire safety equipment.
As it starts to get a bit chillier outside, we need to keep up resilient security procedures, however much we want to rush home to spend the evening on the sofa. A new report shows that November is the worst month in the year for burglaries. Here are a few tips to make sure you aren’t one of those unlucky businesses:
1/ Get to know your neighbours. You can then recognise any unfamiliar faces around the vicinity and can report suspicious behaviour. A friendliness with neighbours also means that you can keep an eye out for each other’s businesses, creating mutual benefits.
2/ Don’t make silly mistakes. Thieves are opportunistic and will look for easy targets. Silly mistakes such as leaving the window open or a laptop in plain sight are mistakes you can’t afford to make. Ensure there is someone in charge of leaving the office secure every evening.
3/ Check your Insurance. Double check that your insurance policy is up-to-date and provides the appropriate level of cover. If your business is expanding, it is easy to quickly become under-insured without realising. Don’t forget to list especially valuable items separately.
4/ Your CCTV system should be consistent and comprehensive. We can design, supply and install a CCTV system that is bespoke to your building. If you already have a CCTV system then check for gaps and flaws regularly- we can integrate CCTV around your current systems to ensure a comprehensive security solution.
5/ Your door access system should be up-to-date and suitable for your business. Whether it is turnstiles, video/ audio access, or a fob/card sensitive access system, we can ensure that your access system is foolproof. Educate your staff on the most common unauthorised access scenarios , so that everyone is aware of their responsibilities.
6/ Be prepared for the worst. No matter how careful you are or what technology you have, be prepared for the miniscule chance that a burglary does happen. Ensure that you keep backups of all your records and important information, so that your intelligence doesn’t get compromised. Remember to keep records of your company’s valuables and their serial numbers so you will be able to report them to police.
For more information on Spectrum security systems and how they can protect your building or business, give us a call on 01753 754 890 or drop us an email on email@example.com.
We are delighted to be aligning with Integrated Design Limited (IDL) to ensure their optical turnstiles, speedgates, barrier arm turnstiles, passgates, tripods and tailgate detection devices integrate with our recommended CCTV and access control systems.
There are various types of unauthorised access that can put your building or business at risk. From jumping over barriers to fake IDs, at Spectrum we ensure that your risks are minimised by offering the highest level of security systems available.
Here are some of the most common types of unauthorised access and how IDL entrance controls prevents them.