During opening times, you can ask your employees to help keep your retail premises safe, and even employ special security personnel to man doors and exit routes to reduce the risk of theft. Protecting your premises out of hours, when there are minimal or no employees onsite can prove a little more difficult, but can easily achieved providing you have the correct equipment installed.
It is easier for criminals to get away with their activity if they are not in a well-lit area. Lighting that is triggered by movement can startle those attempting to break into or vandalise your premises, and can make it easier for identification from your CCTV footage.
Monitoring the exterior of your premises can help you collect evidence to be used during prosecution of anyone attempting to illegally enter your premises, and can also be a visual deterrent.
Using CCTV with a motion triggered lighting system, or using a Darkfighter Network Camera, that delivers a much clearer, lighter image even in the dark, will allow for individuals to clearly be seen.
Signposting your external CCTV can discourage those who don’t want to be caught from continuing with any illegal activity.
An intruder alarm will help minimise the chances of anyone illegally entering your premises from stealing stock, or causing damage. Choosing an alarm that sounds when triggered, and alerts you and/or the police will mean that you can immediately respond, helping to keep your premises safe.
BWS Security install and maintain bespoke alarm systems and CCTV that can help keep retail premises protected during out of hours. For more information about installing CCTV or a comprehensive security system in Gloucester, Swindon or Bath, please get in touch with a member of our team on 01225 800 602 or by filling in one of our contact forms.