Published: 17 Dec 2022 in

The current economic situation and cost of living crisis have affected pretty much everyone. As temperatures have plummeted, families across the UK are facing difficult decisions. It could mean a Christmas to remember for all the wrong reasons as families decide whether to heat their homes or put food on the table. It’s a truly terrible situation, and perhaps unsurprisingly it has led to an increased chance of petty crime in businesses such as yours.

Whilst most people would assume that crime at your business would be the result of opportunistic passers-by – and yes, of course, that’s a real risk – the are other ways in which your business could be vulnerable this Christmas.

Consider the risk that existing employees could pose…

Building and maintaining a trusting relationship with your employees is particularly important at times like these. The individuals hold the keys and security codes to physical assets and potentially valuable information. This leaves your business in a vulnerable situation.

We can help by providing keyholders and an alarm response service, meaning your trust is instead in an external security provider. This reduces the risk that existing employees have to the security of your business, an important consideration, especially if you have a high turnover of staff.

Consider the implications that a planned attack could have on your business…

Over the Christmas period, offices, building sites, and businesses of all kinds tend to close for extended periods, particularly between Christmas and the New Year. If you’re advertising your opening hours, you’re inadvertently advertising when your business premises will be empty. This could make your business an easy target for a planned attack.

It might be that having an increased security presence over the festive period is the right decision, and we can help make this become a reality. This means that you can sit back and relax with family and friends, knowing that the risk of crime to your business is being managed effectively by experts in the industry.

For more information on how we can work to advise you on security at your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team. We look forward to hearing from you.

Alternatively, if you're looking to further your career within the security industry as a security officer, please check the careers section on our website or email us an up-to-date copy of your C.V. We never subcontract security guards, choosing instead to invest in training and we work hard to support our staff. We look forward to meeting you.

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