Mitigating Security Risks During Shutdown Periods - Allied Security New Zealand

Mitigating Security Risks During Shutdown Periods

As a business owner, the last thing you want to deal with over the holiday period is a security headache. If you operate a business that closes down over the Christmas/ New year period it's a good idea to ensure your businesses and premises are secure. Vacant businesses become real hotspots for opportunists, and you would be surprised how vulnerable an unattended property can be during the holiday season.

To help safeguard your businesses assets find our top recommendations below:

Perform a Security Check 

Whether it's DIY or you engage a security company to do this, this will help you identify vulnerable areas, such as weak entry points, malfunctioning security systems, or poorly lit spaces. Understanding potential risks is the first step in implementing effective security measures.

Have your alarm system serviced

Not all faults are easily identifiable, and whilst your intruder alarm system may appear to be functioning, our technicians often find issues during their alarm checks. An alarm service will ensure all motion detectors and access control panels are working effectively.

Communicate your close down period

Try and do this well in advance to your security provider, they will take these into account with their checks. This open communication ensures that every aspect of your security plan is aligned with your business schedule.

Consider reinforcing your doors and windows

Using high-security locks and deadbolts, and reinforce windows with security film or bars. Ensure that all entry points are well-lit to discourage unauthorised access.

Establish Locking Up Procedures 

Creating a detailed plan that designates responsibilities for locking up and outlines procedures provides an effective way to prevent oversights during the busy festive season.

Review and restrict access permissions

For employees during the holiday period. Limit access to only essential personnel and set up alerts for any unauthorised entry attempts.

Install timers for lighting

This will give the illusion that your business is still active by using timers to control lighting both inside and outside the premises. Randomise the schedule to make it less predictable, deterring potential intruders who may be observing your property.

Schedule Mobile Security Patrols

Mobile patrols are undoubtedly one of the most effective security measures you can engage while your business is on a shutdown period. Security patrols provide a visible and proactive security presence, deterring criminal activity and providing first response to any security breaches. Whether you need short term patrols over the holiday break or ongoing patrols, we can provide flexible services from $5 a day.

By conducting a thorough assessment, updating systems, and implementing the recommended measures, businesses can significantly reduce the risk of theft, vandalism, and other security threats. Prioritising security not only safeguards your assets but also ensures a smooth return to operations after the holiday season.

If you'd like to chat to one of our security experts about enhancing your security operations over your shutdown period, get in touch with us below!

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