New Research Reveals London Boroughs Most Likely To Be Burgled

A new report by product and service directory company Approved Index, reveals which London boroughs face the highest risk of being burgled. By using Met Police crime mapping data, the ranked list shows that households in Barnet, in North London, have suffered 1,844 break-ins during a period covering the past 11 months. When this figure is divided by the total number of homes in the borough, Approved Index were able to compare this with the rest of London. Unsurprisingly, it was discovered that the adjacent boroughs of Haringey and Enfield were the second and third areas most at risk. North and West London took up much of the top ten, with Kensington & Chelsea, Camden, Islington, Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster all appearing in the upper regions of the list. Since April 2016, there have been approximately 20,000 burglaries in total, at an average cost of £2883 to each household. Fixing or replacing damaged fixtures and fittings is typically the reason for this additional bill. Yet burglary rates do appear to be failing, according to the Met. This figure has dropped by 4.7% in the twelve months between 2016, when compared with the previous calendar year. This decrease is mostly…

Making Your Courier Firm Secure

If you run a courier firm then you will already be aware of the importance of security. Not only are you handling a great volume of customer items each and every day but you also need to think about your premises and your vehicles. Below are some of the best ways to make your courier firm more secure. Invest in CCTV When you’re looking to make your premises secure then it’s an excellent idea to invest in CCTV cameras. CCTV cameras act as a deterrent to potential thieves and vandals while ensuring that if your premises was targeted, you would have recorded evidence of what happened. CCTV cameras can be purchased quite affordably now and there are many CCTV packages that are designed especially for businesses. Make your premises hard to access Making your premises hard to access is one of the best ways to protect your business. There are a few ways you can accomplish this. Barbed wire is traditional and effective but not every business owner likes the appearance of barbed wire all round their premises. An alternative to this is to have spikes installed along the top of the walls surrounding your premises. This is still effective…



Making Your Business a Safe Working Environment

When it comes to making your business safe, you don’t only have to think about things like shoplifting, break ins and vandalism. You also have to think about potential problems from your own employees that might result in a liability claim. One of the best ways to avoid such problems is by knowing your responsibilities as a business owner and taking the necessary steps to provide a safe working environment for your employees. Below are some of the best ways to do this. Carry out a health and safety risk assessment A full health and safety risk assessment is always recommended when you run your own business. It will make you aware of any hazards that currently exist in your workplace and how to deal with them. Even if you think that your type of business is not one that comes with a lot of potential hazards, it’s still worth doing an assessment so you can be completely sure that the work environment is safe for you and your employees. Prepare for the risk of fire Fire safety is something you should always take seriously since it poses a huge risk to both people and buildings. If a fire were…

5 Ways to Make Your Business Premises Secure

If you run your own business then you need to ensure that your business premises is secure and not likely to be targeted by thieves and vandals. Break ins and vandalism to your building can be very expensive to rectify and even if you have good insurance, it’s better to avoid claims so your premium doesn’t go up. With this in mind, below are some of the best ways to make your business premises secure. 1. Install CCTV CCTV is always a good idea in order to make your premises more secure. Depending on where your business is located, there might already be CCTV in operation, for example if you own a shop in a retail park. If not though, you should certainly invest in CCTV as it serves as a good deterrent to would-be thieves and vandals. Be sure that the CCTV cameras are installed in the right locations i.e. above doors and windows where thieves could gain access to your building. 2. Install security lighting Security lights are another excellent way to make your business premises more secure. Most criminals prefer to operate in a discreet manner so any light or noise is often enough to deter them.…