Issue: Staff / customer vehicles being broken into
Solution: Remove everything from view inside your vehicle and lock it securely. Stow valuables in boot of vehicle - goods inside your vehivle can be an open invitation to thieves.
Contact GETBA to request one of these signs for your premises.
Issue: Number plates being stolen from vehicles
Solution: Swap old number plate screws for new, tamper-proof screws. GETBA can do this for you free of charge.
Issue: Truck batteries being stolen
Solution: Install point to point beams along yard perimeters and cages around truck batteries. Mark batteries with company details, making it difficult for offenders to sell them. Park trucks in a way that makes access to batteries difficult. All vehicles should be locked, wheel clamped or fitted with a steering lock. Attach a GPS device to yard padlocks and/or to batteries. These provide an alert when tampered with and can be linked to a tracking system.
Issue: Ram raids through doors and walls
Solution: Install bollards along vulnerable windows and walls. Keep them well maintained and they can be an attractive addition to your premises.
Issue: Vulnerability of buildings storing valuable goods
Solution: A sound barrier device is designed to sound at the highest pitch possible to make it impossible for anyone to enter presmises once its siren has been activated by well-placed sensors. Strobe lighting works in the same way as the sound barrier and can be installed at the same time for extra protection of valuable goods.
Issue: Items being stolen from yards, especially building sites under development and onsite containers containing valuable goods.
Solution: Wireless security is now available for work site or container protection, such as perimeter sensors or point to point beams. Stand-alone equipment can put an electronic barrier around what you need protected. If this barrier is penetrated, the alarm will be activated to notify either your monitoring station or your smartphone, depending on the set up chosen.
Issue: Glass windows easily accessed by intruders
Solutions: Plant prickly shrubs under vulnerable windows to discourage thieves e.g. pyracantha, hawthorn, beriberi etc. Glass smashing noise activator will be useful in a situation where there are other windows in close proximity. This is wired to your usual sensors and when glass is broken, the noise activates the alarm to notify either your monitoring station or smartphone, depending on chosen set up.
Issue: Staff vehicles stolen
Solution: Keep an eye out for people in vehicles or hanging around your office car park that do not appear to have a purpose. Particularly at close of business, look ou for any people in vehicles that may be parked watching.Call 111 if behaviour is suspicious. Note vehicle registrations and description of vehicle and occupants where possible. Protect vehicles by installing an ignition cutout switch or shield, battery isolator or vehicle alarm system.
Issue: Door broken into – needs strengthening
Solution: Install approx. 1 metre solid security bar down the opening side of your outside door to prevent it being jimmied.
Issue: Unwanted vehicles entering premises after hours
Solution: Erect a mobile barrier e.g. chain, cone & sign. Fastening a chain across the driveway with No Unauthorised Entry sign on it at the end of your business day is a disincentive to entry.
Issue: Thieves gaining access through roof
Solution: Regularly empty rubbish bins and remove any drums, pallets etc to prevent thieves using them as natural ladders to your roof. Review the layout of your yard and where possible, move 'natural ladders' at least two metres from boundary fences.
Issue: Unattended Reception/Entrance
Solution: Install a door monitoring system (buzzer alert to allow manual activation of door).
Issue: Opportunist thieves wandering on to your site
Solution: Erect good sized signage at strategic points about no stealing, no unauthorised access on fences and/or entry points.If an area is clearly not authorised for access then Police can act.
Install CCTV that is activated by a motion sensor and can be monitored on your smartphone or home computer. Place large signs around to show you have cameras.
Smartphone Monitoring can be set up to alert you when your burglar alarm is activated, the camera will allow you to see whether there is anyone obviously on site. You have the option to request a visit from a security company or dial 111 to alert Police there is someone on site breaking in.
Contact GETBA to recieve a laminated hanger summarising all of the above.