What are the best burglar deterrents for your workplace?

What are the best burglar deterrents for your workplace?

What are the biggest burglar deterrents for your workplace?

Workplace theft is a serious problem that should be regarded with utmost importance, with business owners encouraged to do everything in their power to minimise the risks. From data theft to structural damage, a break in can lead to long-lasting impact, often resulting in halts to regular business operations. We’re aware that every environment is different, so we’ll be highlighting the best burglar deterrents for your workplace, so you can discover a system that works best for you. 


CCTV cameras are one of the most recognised burglar deterrents as they place a criminal in full view - which isn’t a preferable situation. By mapping out your business and finding the best places to position your CCTV cameras, and putting up signs that alert those nearby that the area is being monitored, you’ll be less likely to fall victim to break-ins. The footage recorded by CCTV cameras can also be used by police as hard evidence, making it much easier and quicker to solve a case. 

Security lighting

Not only is sufficient lighting needed for staff to carry out their jobs effectively - being particularly important in high-risk settings - it’s also a major burglar deterrent. From motion-activated lights that will be triggered automatically by a person’s movement, to timer or light-sensitive security lights, there are plenty of different options available. The simple reason for lighting being an efficient security solution is because it prevents a crime from going unseen. An environment that’s dark and offers a variety of hiding places (such as overgrown shrubs or trees) is automatically more attractive to a burglar. 

Locked entrances

Although it sounds obvious, it’s vital that staff lock all possible entrances - both when the premises is left unattended, or when leaving an area where sensitive information could be accessed. Remember that entrances also include windows, so before leaving work for the day, make sure to patrol around the premises to ensure that these are securely locked. If you notice any structural damage to the window, or to the locking/ opening mechanism, make sure to get this repaired immediately to prevent a break-in. 

Access control systems 

Entrances to your building are also made more secure with access control systems, which gives you full control over who passes through your premises. To cater to a range of business requirements, there are various different access control systems available, including biometric fingerprint recognition, number plate recognition, and cloud based access control to name a few. Using these systems eliminates the need for key cards, which are easily lost or stolen, alongside acting as an effective burglar deterrent. 

Secure boundaries 

Often, the car park will be the first point of entry for those looking to access the building. With this in mind, make sure to secure the perimeter through durable industrial gates - which can be equipped with gate intercom - and car park barriers; also efficient for vehicle control. These security features place hurdles in front of trespassers, making a smooth break-in seemingly impossible. 

If you’re intrigued to find out more about these burglar deterrents for your workplace, why not get in touch with our team today? With years of experience in security installation, we can advise you on the best systems for your premises.