- Ensure doors and windows are secure. When fitting or replacing doors and windows check they are certified to British Standard BS7950 (for windows) and PAS 23/24 (for doors). These standards are subject to change, please see www.securedbydesign.com for the latest updates and information.
- Consider using British Standard BS3621 5-lever mortice locks on ground floor and accessible doors and windows. Have locks fitted by a specialist or a member of the Master Locksmiths Association.
For Further Information
A review of security and increased vigilance can prevent further offences and play a major part in an investigation should an incident occur. Further advice on any of the information presented here may be available by contacting your local Neighbourhood Policing Team. For contact details for your Neighbourhood Policing Team, please go to www.leics.police.uk/policing or telephone 101.
- Consider installing an alarm system and fitting CCTV.
- If CCTV is already installed, ensure that cameras are capturing and storing useable images, especially at cash in transit delivery areas, and that foliage has not obscured sight lines.
- Install security lighting – this may make offenders feel more vulnerable and observed, and allow you to see anyone approaching your business.
- Note the make, model and serial number of assets such as computers, mobile phones and printers. This makes it easier for police to trace the items if stolen.
- Consider having a panic alarm installed.