Make your premises less attractive to thieves

Simple physical improvements can reduce the vulnerability of your business


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  • Minimise access points and eliminate escape routes
  • Keep outside environments clear of overgrown foliage and rubbish
  • Make sure access points to your business are manned and monitored.
  • Well-lit and cared for premises discourage covert activity.
  • Use active security measures such as alarms and CCTV
  • Remove graffiti immediately after it appears (report to 301 0101, 24 hrs)
  • Clear lines of sight: see and be seen - keep windows clear of posters etc

Don't advertise your business to burglars!

Let's make it as hard as possible for burglars to gain entry.


Doors - choose solid construction, preferably with no windows & locked
Locks - choose good quality locks to make it harder to gain entry
Windows - close and lock all windows before you leave your premises
Roof - limit access by securing ladders, bins, crates etc
Lighting - leave lights on when you're not there
Entrances/driveways - lock your gate and premises
Alarm - alarm all points of entry and install signs to show you have an operating alarm
Serial numbers - keep a complete list of business equipment and record all serial numbers
Keys and alarm codes - limit access to keys, the safe, computerised records and alarm codes
Safes - do not keep large amounts of money outside business hours; safes should be secured to the floor and not visible from the outside



> For more prevention and safety tips check out our security resources page.