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Crime advice for businesses

You can prevent your business from being vulnerable to crime by taking simple steps to ensure your business is safe and secure, both inside and out.

Security systems

We have a specialist team who handle intruder and personal attack alarms, stolen vehicle tracking equipment and remote CCTV systems. 

We follow the National Police Chiefs' Council guidelines on Police Requirements and Response to Security Systems Policy which details requirements for installing, maintaining and monitoring such systems.

You can contact our security systems team by calling 101, for further advice.

Business security to prevent burglary

Most burglaries are committed by opportunists. Burglars target businesses with no obvious signs of security, or in places they think they won't be seen.

To reduce the chance of your business being targeted by criminals, consider following some of the advice on these websites;

We recommend looking to get a Park Mark status, if your business has a large car park. The British Parking Association website (opens in a new window)provides information about how to gain the safe status and the Safer Parking Scheme. The scheme helps prevent crime by using surveillance, keeping your car park clean, well-lit and quality managed.

Business security to prevent cyber crime

Businesses are a profitable target for cyber criminals and have many way for trying to steal money or sensitive data. Making sure your computer system security is strong and up-to-date will help protect your business. 

Secured by Design

Secured by Design is a national police security resource. They focus on ensuring new and refurbished business properties are secure.

In most cases, business crime relates to property. This may be theft of electronic equipment, plant machinery, batteries or diesel.

Secured by Design aim to reduce the risk and fear of crime by working with construction experts. This allows tests to be done on businesses and housing to ensure they meet a security standards.

Visit the Secured by Design website to gain some useful business and home crime prevention tips.

Master Locksmiths Association

The Master Locksmiths Association has its own licensing scheme to approve companies through their vetting process and assess quality of service to provide peace of mind to their customers.

Many trade and professional bodies acknowledge the Master Locksmiths Association as the authoritative body in its field, including;

  • Police
  • Home Office
  • British Standards Institute
  • Sold Secure
  • Association of British Insurers (ABI)
  • Building Research Establishment (BRE).


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