When it comes to protecting your commercial property, security is one of the most important factors. No shop owner wants to wake up and find their property has been broken into and any valuable stock or money taken. While there are a few things you should implement to make your place secure, such as CCTV, Cash Safes or secure locks, you may want to also consider security grilles.
Security grilles provide a strong barrier in front of any domestic or commercial property. Not only working as a deterrent, their strong structure creates a very difficult access route into your property. Intruders don’t like to be seen or heard, making entrance past a security grille not their preferred option.
Security is something that should be taken very seriously, to minimise crime and to avoid the loss or damage to your own personal items. The cost of mending damage caused by burglars can be quite expensive, investing in extra security measures is definitely something that will benefit you in the long term.
If you own a business, then you should ensure that your investment is well protected with CCTV cameras, and this could be against loss from the public or your employees. Protecting your investments with CCTV cameras involves capture video; recording it and storing it in on a daily basis to carefully monitor the activities in your workplace. It does take up a considerably amount of time but it will certainly be worth it when a big problem arises.
Security cameras provide multiple viewpoints and added visual range and you can almost manage to view two or more places at once. You can place a spot monitor at the entrance of the store or complex where the customers will see themselves and this will obviously reduce shoplifting. Many thieves are highly skilled at hiding merchandise especially in retail businesses but security cameras can quietly record break-ins and provide proof of the crime, whilst they may also reveal the identity of the culprit.
Installing a CCTV Camera can provide you with peace of mind. Many people think that is something they cannot do themselves, however with a little effort, anyone can install a CCTV Camera and the peace of mind you will get is a result is more than worth it. The first step in setting up your CCTV Camera is figuring out a good location for both the camera and television that will be used to watch the footage. The camera should be placed above its’ target at a downward angle so there is a clear view. As for the television and recording device for businesses, an office or security room make good locations. At home, you can save money by hooking the CCTV Camera up to a television in your living room.
Now that you know where the footage will be taken, recorded and viewed, it is time to install camera mount. After that is done, install the wiring. Some systems come with one wire that carries both the footage and electricity to the camera, while other systems have a separate cable for both, but the process is the same. The wires are best kept inside the ceiling or wall until it gets to the camera. Feeding the wire or wires through walls can be tough. The best time to do this is when the recording room is on the opposite side of the wall from the camera.
Now that the wire is in place attach the camera to the camera mount and connect the power and footage wire to the camera. In the recording/viewing room, the footage wire gets connected to the recording device that you will be using. Now run a second video wire from that device to the television that will be used to view the footage. Lastly, Plug everything in and test it out. Everything should now be working. If you experience any difficulty, refer to your manufacturer instructions that came with the CCTV System.
As a business with a retail department, you may wonder if retail security is an expense that is worth its weight in gold. So many companies don’t bother with security and often find themselves wishing that they had paid the small amount of money to secure a guard on a daily basis to protect them. In most instances, the cost of hiring retail personnel can save you money in the long run. Someone shoplifting or a break in can leave you losing more money than the security services would have cost you in the first place. (more…)
A burglary can be traumatising for you and other residents of your home or workplace. Therefore, you should ensure it never happens again by changing security locks in your home after a burglary.
Whether the burglar was lucky or not, he probably mastered a thing or two about your home. To ensure that they do not exploit such weaknesses again, an upgrade of security locks rather than a repair, would be in order.
It is advisable to choose a locksmith or a security specialist rather than buying do-it-yourself locks. At an extra cost, the specialist fits the latest security locks based on their assessment of the threat posed by the burglar. The expert knows more about the weaknesses of various security locks than the burglar, locks make the first line of security at home. As such, matching the lock to a particular requirement is important. If you want to feel safe again after a burglary incident, you need a change of all security locks within your home.