The countdown to Christmas is on!

If like me, you’re looking forward to a well-earned rest with your family over the holiday season, the last thing you want to be worrying about is how secure your business premises are.

In the last-minute Christmas rush, don’t forget to do a thorough check of your security systems to make sure you’re fully covered over Christmas.

To make it easy for you, we’ve prepared this checklist. Just run though these 9 items and you can leave for your Christmas holiday confident that everything will still be standing when you return!

  1. Test your security systems, including fire alarms, access control systems, security cameras and your alarm system to make sure they’re working correctly.
  2. Check the remote access to your systems is working too. You’ll be pleased you did if you need to check in over the holidays.
  3. Make sure your insurance policies are up to date and you are fully compliant with the terms. Don’t forget, we offer a SecureInsure service to check your systems meet your Insurer’s security requirements.
  4. Make sure your alarm and CCTV stickers are up to date. Making it clear to burglars that your business is protected is an effective deterrent.
  5. Postpone deliveries until your office reopens. Packages gathering dust outside your premises are a strong signal to burglars that your office is empty.
  6. Ensure your business premises are well-lit. Reliable, external lighting controlled by motion sensors is an effective deterrent against burglary and makes the footage on your security cameras clearer too.
  7. Check your key-holders are available over the Christmas period, and get stand-ins if any are away.
  8. Be careful what you and your employees post on Social Media. Don’t make it obvious your business premises are empty.
  9. Arm your alarm system before you leave the building and lock all doors and windows. If you have an access control system, ensure that settings to automatically open doors at specific times are switched off until your return.

And that’s it! You can let the fun begin! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!