For most firms keeping their overheads under control is very important. This has led some firms to try to manage without the services they normally use outside contractors for such as security.

On paper, this may look like a good idea. However, many firms who have chosen to do so have realised that trying to do without security is not a good idea, in reality.

A Lack of Security Measures Attract Thieves

They often discover that they have made themselves, their premises and equipment a soft target for thieves. Criminal gangs wanting to carry out robberies and burglaries in an area do their research.

They look for premises without security and naturally choose to rob the easy to enter premises that do not have good security.

Potential Problems with Workplace Insurance

Some firms have found that their insurance premiums have risen because they no longer have onsite security or an alarm system connected to a call centre. A few firms have failed to mention the fact they have changed their security arrangements to their insurance company to try to avoid paying higher premiums. However, this is unwise, because should there be a robbery it can be difficult to get the insurance company to pay out in full. This is especially the case if the security systems were mentioned at the time the original policy was taken out, the security systems being in place and used may be part of that policy’s terms and conditions.

Professional Security Services Are Not Expensive

Fortunately, over the past few years, the cost of security services has fallen rather than risen. Security companies now use new technology to help them to provide a good quality and dependent service at a low cost. Most firms will take a look at your business premises, present the options to you, along with the costs, and allow you to choose the type of security you use for each site. This tailored approach saves money and makes securing your business premises properly affordable and easy.