Crime prevention advice for closed premises/venues provided by Safer Business Network in partnership with Met Police Business Crime Hub.
→ Test your alarm, ensure it is monitored and fully operational
→ Identify any vulnerable areas. Rectify these. Ensure gates, bollards and fire exit doors are secured prior to closure.
→ Ensure service doors are closed and locked when not in use.
→ Make sure you have list of key holders.
→ Ensure your contact details for staff are up to date.
→ Consider moving high value items into secured stockrooms and out of view.
→ Don’t leave any keys inside the venue.
→ Consider timer switches/ensure sufficient lighting is left on at the premises/surrounding area.
→ Ensure there are no combustible material left in the proximity of the building such as packaging – consider the risk of arson.
→ Review your CCTV. It is operational and is it positioned to cover as much of your business as possible. You may want remote access.
→ Ensure that no cash is retained on the premises overnight. If you have to leave cash on site store them in a security accredited safe bolted to the floor.