With many Australian businesses still affected by the current lockdowns in place across several states, it can be a difficult and worrying time for small business owners. Not only is there uncertainty about when businesses will be allowed to re-open, but when restrictions do ease, there is likely to be ongoing worry about further lockdowns in the future.
In addition to loss of livelihood, security is also an added concern. With more people working from home creating less opportunities for home break-ins, vacant commercial properties are an easy target for crime.
Having a back to base monitored security system with remote surveillance capabilities can offer reassurance and peace of mind. With one less thing to worry about, business owners can keep a watchful eye on their premises at any time to check it is safe and secure while they can’t be there.
ADT Security’s range of CCTV and 24/7 monitoring solutions are tailored to individual business needs. Solutions may include internal and external video cameras or network video devices (NVR), with all ADT Security solutions offering 24/7 monitoring, and interactive capabilities through an ADT app that issues an automatic alert should motion be detected at the premises.
With businesses protected around the clock, owners can be confident that should an incident arise, such as an attempted break-in, ADT Security’s response team will be ready to act and immediately notify you. If required, an ADT patrol service can also be despatched to the premises to investigate.
If your business has been forced into lockdown, consider these security tips to help keep your premises safe.
Check all doors and windows are locked and secure
With businesses now closed and no one around to lock-up, check all entry and exit points have been secured including windows, doors and surrounding gates. It is also advisable to close blinds to keep prying eyes from identifying items of value if they are visible from a window.
Evaluate your assets and take home all valuables
Make a list of valuables and take home any high value items that you can easily transport. It’s also advisable to check with your employees if they have left anything valuable behind so you can organise to secure it or arrange a contactless delivery. It may also be wise to review your business insurance policy to check it’s up to date. If you’re a retailer, leaving an empty till open can send a strong message that there’s no cash on the premises.
Change locks if keys are missing
If any keys have been lost over the years, or not returned by previous employees, consider changing the locks to protect the premises from unwanted entry. Also ensure all spare keys are accounted for and aren’t left on the premises or in vehicles.
While we can feel a little powerless during a lockdown, being able to view your business in real time via the ADT app can help us feel a little more in control. The ADT app not only allows you to peak into your business from any location, it can also capture video footage and save clips if needed, which can be useful for incident verification and insurance purposes.
If you’re looking to upgrade your business security, or worried about your premises during the lockdown period, our team can help. Call us on 13 12 38.