Security in the home & workplace - crime prevention advice
All of us could be vulnerable from the unwanted attention of burglars, thieves, robbers, vandals, arsonists and other types of criminal activities. It makes no difference whether or not we are rich or poor, there is always a danger that we might be the target of someone looking to take advantage of us.
If you feel that it will never happen to you, a common attitude to security, then unfortunately you cannot be helped until it does happen, because you think that you do not need crime prevention advice. Criminals will love you because many crimes are carried out on the kind of person who never takes any precautions to avoid being a target, and who make the criminal act so much easier.
CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE FOR OUTDOORS
Personal security, when you are outside in public places, is really a matter of awareness and not trusting those with whom you are unfamiliar, no matter how plausible they may seem. There are, however, some cases where there is a need for devices that can help you when carrying out certain risky missions, such as visiting homes where a hostile reception might be expected. See Innovations.
CRIME PREVENTION BASICS
When you are at home or at work there are many kinds of crime prevention devices and systems that can give you automatic protection, provided that you make use of them. One of the most common ways that a criminal operates is to gain access to property that has not been secured. Why ever not? Complacency plays a big part in the problem as well as forgetfulness to use your crime prevention devices.
We visit many homes to give crime prevention advice, and it is surprising that even the most basic security measures are often overlooked. Securing all access points often seems to be too much trouble for some people, until they suffer from a burglary where the burglar has gained access without having to break in.
The first priority should be to call in you local police crime reduction officer who will give advice based on the experience of the police when dealing with victims of crime, followed by an all-important visit by a NACOSS Gold approved security company that offers free advice about types of crime prevention equipment, and will be able to design and supply a quotation, without obligation, to install a suitable security system according to the extent to which you want to go. Both visits are important because both have areas of expertise that the other does not have. You have access to all of this wealth of experience absolutely free of charge.
All of the above advice is relevant to crime prevention in a business premises, but there is usually a higher risk involved in commercial establishments that warrants a higher level of security.
In normal working hours, it might be vital to restrict access to all but authorised personnel, and it might also be necessary to record who enters and leaves by using CCTV or access control recording.
In shops, recording customer movements can be a real deterrent to crime and ultimately can assist in detecting criminal activity. Tag systems are widely used to prevent and detect shoplifting, and other measures are available to ensure that staff are protected or in some cases, controlled. Staff who work alone might benefit from a lone-worker system that calls for assistance in an emergency. When the premises are left unattended, there is often need for burglary prevention measures, such as intruder alarms.
In factories or other business premises there might be a risk of burglary, vandalism, sabotage or industrial espionage. All of these criminal acts can be prevented if care is taken to give the right amount of protection. The NACOSS Gold approved security adviser will have a vast knowledge of such problems and how best to overcome them.
A NACOSS Approved security company surveyor will carry out a detailed assessment of your premises and will supply your insurance company with the correct details required to afford you with proper and adequate cover. For complete details of NSI and NACOSS click here.
School security is a special case which requires a great deal of consideration and expertise.
Children at school need to be protected from certain types of criminal, some of whom are children themselves. Making sure that a school environment is safe and secure is a problem that requires careful planning. Police and fire safety officers should be consulted, and the NACOSS security advisor should be included in designing and instigating a suitable system. See our special school security section. Of course the crime prevention that is needed in schools is also applicable to colleges and universities, with perhaps some variations.
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