By Frank Barry
Jun 23, 2015
The 2013 Home Office Commercial Victimisation Survey revealed that 40% of premises suffered some form of crime during the course of 2012 and 2013. Having surveyed 7.3 million different incidents, it transpired that theft was the cause of 7 in 10, or 5.1 million.
It is blatantly clear to see from these statistics that taking crime, and in particular theft seriously, is vital. Just as you carry out risk assessments for health and safety, so you should pay the same attention to security. Included in the risk assessment should be the level and types of crimes occurring in your local vicinity. You can call in the help of your local police in this respect, and you should also speak to your insurance brokers once you have your risk assessment complete to ensure you are covered at the right level, and fully aware of any particular security measures that are required by warranty.
Meantime, we’re going to take a look at three of the greatest theft related threats to business security, offering suggested solutions along the way. (more…)