Protecting Your Business

Alert message sent 01/08/2020 08:41:00

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To All Business Owners and Store Managers,

Unfortunately we saw a business break this week in the Melton Town Centre. The incident is being investigated by the Police and Forensic Scenes Of Crime Officers, and we have increased our patrols in the evening and overnight in the town centre and affected areas.

However, now more than ever with businesses reopening after this tough time, please have a read of the below crime prevention advice and see what extra steps you can take to help protect your business - thank you. 

How to keep burglars out of your business

You’ve invested a great deal of time, energy and money in your business premises, but burglars are cunning and make it their business to gain entry to it. Below you'll find advice on how to deter them.

1. A well-maintained exterior free of rubbish and graffiti will reduce the likelihood of your business being targeted by criminals. So try to remove any graffiti. If any appears on a nearby wall or structure, call the local council who will send their specialist team.

2. Identify areas that may be vulnerable to forced entry and have them made more secure.

3. Make sure any service doors are locked and secure when not in use.

4. Make sure you have a monitored alarm and that it’s fully operational. For advice and approved suppliers of alarms and CCTV, visit the National Security Inspectorate and the Security Systems Alarms Inspection Board.

5. Make sure your CCTV is operational, provides facial recognition as well as good quality images and covers any vulnerable areas. 24-hour digital CCTV is also highly recommended. You'll find useful advice on buying surveillance equipment, from the Surveillance Camera Commissioner. 

6. Make sure that wheelie bins are stored away as these can be climbed on to gain access to the building, especially via the first floor.

7. Make sure there is sufficient lighting around the premises, especially loading areas.
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Jake Spruce (Police, PCSO, Melton and Rutland NPA)

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