As the UK emerges from coronavirus lockdown, it’s a good time for businesses and homeowners across Derby to consider their security options at home and at work.
The UK has been in lockdown since March, which means that many business premises have laid empty and many people have been stuck at home.
As the rules start to loosen, businesses reopen and people venture out for the first time in months to return to work, there has never been a better – or more important – time to review your home and business security.
There are several reasons for this.
If you have been stuck at home for weeks on end, you might not have needed to switch on your alarm system or home CCTV system, or use any additional security locks on windows and doors because you have not left your house unattended.
And if you are a business owner or manager, you’ve probably just locked your office, shop or factory and hoped for the best.
However, as things start to return to normal, now is the time to review your security, double-check that everything is working properly and take action if there are any issues.
Top security tips from your local Derby locksmith
To help you keep your business or home secure as lockdown rules start to loosen, here are some handy tips and advice from Grays Locksmiths Derby…
Post-lockdown security tips for homeowners
Chances are that you, like many other homeowners and families across Derby (and the UK!) have been stuck at home throughout lockdown, either working remotely or on furlough leave.
If that’s the case, you could be forgiven for letting a little bit of complacency slip in.
And because you’ve always been home, you might not have checked that all your locks are working properly, or even used any additional security measures that you have in place for when you leave your house unattended – such as when you are at work or on holiday.
You may even have done things like leaving your garage, shed or gate unlocked, or left windows open slightly to let some fresh air in.
So, as things get back to normal, it’s always worth double-checking that everything is working as it should, that all your locks are functioning properly and are locked down if you are venturing out, and you’ve had your alarm system tested and serviced to ensure it’s working properly.
While some of these may seem like common sense, after spending so long cooped-up indoors it’s easy to forget these basic security steps.
So, draw yourself up a checklist of all the security measures and locks that you have in your house and before you venture out for the first time, make sure that everything is locked down and working as it should.
Prevention is better than cure, we’d sooner you give Grays Locksmiths Derby a call to quickly and cheaply fix any issues beforehand, rather than waiting until it’s too late and be asking us to make right any damage caused by a break-in or other crime. Better to be safe than sorry, right?
Post-lockdown security tips for businesses
If you are a business owner, two things will have probably happened in lockdown.
Either you will have had to lock up your workplace and leave it unattended since the end of March, or, if you have been classified as an essential business, have probably been running a skeleton operation.
Either way, when lockdown loosens and things start getting back to the way they were, there has never been a better time to give your security measures and systems a review.
Again, if you have spent a long time away from the office, it can be easy to forget the basics to keep your premises secure.
On your return to work, especially if your business has been unattended for a few weeks, it’s always worth having a good walk round to check for any damage, any signs of forced entry, or anything that seems untoward or not as it should be.
If you were worried about your existing security measures in lockdown, now may be a good time to review what you already have in place and invest in any additional measures you think you may need to keep your business safe.
And finally, if you have security lighting, access control or alarm systems and CCTV, now would be a good time to get them tested and serviced by your locksmith or security provider to make sure they are still working properly and have no issues which need fixing.
Again, remembering the security basics when you return to work is key, especially if you have many people working on-site.
Refreshing your knowledge of your security policies and procedures, and ensuring your key staff do the same, is a good idea just to remind yourself of anything you may have missed and help your people get back into the swing of things.
Give Grays Locksmiths Derby a call
As lockdown starts to lift and life begins to return to normal, if you have any concerns about your home or business security, then give Grays Locksmiths Derby a call.
We’ve been providing professional and trusted locksmith services to the people of Derby and its surrounding areas for more than 30 years.
Whatever your post-lockdown security issues, we can help.
We strive to stay ahead of all the latest security trends and developments, so we can offer our customers the most up to date solutions available and all our services are designed to give peace of mind.
To find out more, call 01332 404255.