The Security Of Your Premises During The Christmas Break
Are you shutting down for a while?
It may sound a little obvious, but if your business shuts down for some or all of the Christmas and New Year break, there are several things you need to do in relation to your premises' security systems ...
There are a number of things you need to be sure of before closing for the Christmas break!
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It makes sense to do these in a timely manner so that everyone is aware of your holiday schedule and when your premises are open and when they are closed. This is especially important for Christmas Day and New Year's Day:
Advise your alarm monitoring service provider of any changes in key holders due to staff availability over the holiday period.
Review fire and intruder risks during these extended shutdowns and notify your alarm monitoring service provider of any additional hazards in the event of attendance by fire or police.
Consider risk of frost damage and flooding by checking any plumbing in the building as well as the shell of the building itself.
Notify your revised trading hours and holiday closures to your alarm monitoring service provider, so they know when staff are on site and when it will be empty.
Check the physical security of the building as criminals do not observe the seasonal break! All your doors and windows should be secure and alarmed if possible.
Picaw are happy to assist in your holiday period preparations, and our engineers are available 24/7 to all of our customers throughout the holiday period.
"So relax and enjoy your holiday!"
From everyone at Picaw, we wish you all a peaceful Christmas break and a prosperous New Year. If you're at all worried about the security and safety of your office or building then do give us a call on 0845 287 3622 or click here to get in touch by email.
Until next time ...
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