Security is such a big part of everyone’s lives now but it’s still a very overlooked aspect of everything that we do. From checking your privacy and cookie settings when browsing the web to installing CCTV around your property and investing in off-site monitoring. These things are all must-know information to stay protected.
If you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to experience theft in your home, then you will sadly know the mental implications far outweigh the cost of replacing what has been stolen. The reality is that while we may view our home as a place of sanctuary, intruders simply see your possessions as pound signs.
The classic view of a security threat is a burglar cloaked in black clothing, tiptoeing at your door in the middle of the night trying to get in. However, the reality is that security threats come in many different forms especially now we are in the digital age.
Technology is ever changing and security features we can use to protect our homes and businesses are no exception. One of the latest gadgets to emerge on the market are smart locks.
Drones have become incredibly popular pieces of technology in recent years. Used for everything from creating YouTube videos to accident investigation, drones can also be used for security purposes too.
As any CCTV owner will know, the footage isn’t just valuable at the time at which it’s been captured. You may need to review the footage later down the line for a variety of reasons. However, unless the footage has been backed up and protected this won’t be possible.
Did you know that 1 in 5 construction sites become victims of theft? Whatsmore, theft costs the construction industry £800m a year. With so much equipment lying around, construction sites can be huge targets for thieves. That’s why it’s essential security measures are put in place.
After all, not only does theft have financial consequences, but it can also delay the project especially if vital machinery gets stolen. Any intrusion may also cause health and safety implications if the project has been tampered with too.
Break ins, whether they happen at home or work, can cause huge emotional distress. It’s not the monetary value that is most troubling, but the violation that comes with an intruder invading your space and stealing from you.
As a business, theft can have a devastating impact on your ability to trade. With businesses already hit hard in recent times, a break in is the last thing you need. Though sadly, the thieves are still operating even when most of us are at a standstill.
As the dark nights draw in, criminals start to crawl out of the woodwork in higher numbers than ever before. Seeing the lack of light and people around as an opportunity to go unnoticed in their pursuits, crimes such as theft, damage and antisocial behaviour become commonplace.
But there are steps you can take to protect your business. As well as reducing your insurance premiums, it will also give you peace of mind especially if you’ll be at home during the festive season.
Many people talk of a cashless society becoming the norm, and with good reason. Approximately £1.2 billion is stolen in fraud and scams every year in the UK. That figure is only what’s reported, with many people also feeling too embarrassed to admit they have been the victim of a crime involving their own money.
Money has always been a huge attraction to criminals, therefore all of us must consider how we both use and store ours. The question is, would a cashless society help to prevent crime?