Premises security and crime prevention

Appropriate security measures should be in place to protect all aspects of your business, regardless of what kind of premises you operate from. For businesses that operate from commercial premises or factories, security is especially important to prevent crimes such as robbery and vandalism.

A comprehensive security plan that details security measures and staff training is essential for all businesses that operate from premises.

Before you create a security plan, you need to identify risks to your business. It is useful to carry out a business risk assessment, which covers the possible threats to property, stock, IT systems and data, and personnel.

Business owners also need to plan for what to do in the event of an incident. A business continuity plan details how to keep your business up and running in the event of a security breach.

This guide explains security measures that could help protect your business, the importance of staff training, and how to prepare for and respond to an incident.