How to Secure Your Business Premises

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How to Secure Your Business Premises Written by Airway Group Team

Your place of work can easily become a target for thieves, especially if you keep stock on site. Theft is distressing and costly to any business owner, so investing in the right tools is crucial to saving you money in the long run. We’ve compiled a list of the best ways to secure your business premises, so take a look and see how you can improve your business’s security.

Risk assessment

secure your business premises - carry out a risk assessment

Before you jump right in and start ordering every security system available, it’s important to look at what your business could benefit from. Identify the weaknesses of your business and carefully choose the best technology to suit your business’s needs. You may have already been a victim of crime, which will easily highlight the problem you are having.


secure your business premises - install and operate CCTV

CCTV not only acts as a way to monitor activity at your place of work but also acts as a deterrent for potential thieves. If your business is a victim of theft, you’ll be able to provide some solid evidence to the police and they’ll be able to see the perpetrators they’re looking for. CCTV will also help you keep records of who is coming and going, as well as observing how your business operates when you aren’t there.

Keypad entry

utilise keypad entry

As technology advances at a speedy rate, security risks are also increasing with the number of gadgets that are being relied upon to protect a business. Having just a set of keys can cause a range of problems, especially when running a large business with a lot of employees. A keypad entry system allows employees to enter a confidential pin to gain access, eliminating the risk of lost, stolen and copied keys. This form of security will be cost-effective over the years and you’ll be able to change the code as regularly as you want to avoid wear on the buttons.

Access control systems

access control systems

Although a keypad may be suitable for your business, an access control system offers an extra level of security. Access control systems can come in many forms with different features, including fingerprint scanners, cameras and intercoms. They are also difficult to hack, as thieves can’t use a physical key and someone from inside has to authorise their entry.


security lighting

With 60% of thefts happening at night it’s crucial to have security lighting on your business premises at all times. Lighting is an effective deterrent, as thieves feel exposed and vulnerable, putting them off the burglary. It also allows the occupiers of the building to observe anyone approaching the building during the night. If your business is large, remote and stocking a lot of expensive materials, we recommend having bright lights on throughout the night. But with smaller businesses in urban areas, motion-detect light sensors might be a better option, as the light won’t annoy surrounding residents.

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We hope you now have a better understanding of how you can secure your business premises. Here at Airway Group, we are proud to deliver high-quality security products to all our customers. We are happy to help you protect your home or business from theft with the array of products we offer, including CCTV and keypad access. For more information on our products and services, please get in touch with a member of our team today.