Increase your salon’s security
By Scratch Staff | 09 May 2019 | Expert Advice, Feature
While it’s important for your salon to look good, it is even more important that it is safe. If you’re making changes or refurbishing, you have the chance to build preventive measures for your salon’s overall security.
The Metropolitan Police offers advice on how to deter burglars and increase your salon’s security…
- A well-maintained exterior free of rubbish and graffiti will reduce the likelihood of your business being targeted by criminals. If any appears on a nearby wall or structure, call the local council for its specialist team.
- Identify areas that may be vulnerable to forced entry and have them made more secure. Make sure any service doors are locked and secure when not in use.
- Make sure you have a monitored alarm and that it’s fully operational. Invest in CCTV that is operational, provides facial recognition as well as good quality images and covers any vulnerable areas. 24-hour digital CCTV is also highly recommended.
- Make sure there is sufficient lighting around the premises, especially loading areas. Prune any overgrown bushes or nearby trees, as they can provide cover for anyone trying to hide from view. Store wheelie bins away as these can be climbed on to gain access to the building, especially via the first floor.
- Consider moving high-value goods away from display windows overnight. Where possible, keep stock out of sight.
- Doors and windows are particularly vulnerable; use security-rated products to make them more burglar-resistant.
- External shutters, although effective, may require planning approval. Use attack-resistant laminated glass in sturdy frames where possible. Alternatively, film can be applied to glass to make it more resilient. Anti-ram raider bollards mounted externally can be used to protect frontages but may require planning approval.
For more advice and help on a variety of crime prevention measures, visit www.met.police.uk