Make your premises less attractive to thieves
Simple physical improvements can reduce the vulnerability of your business
Contact Business East Tamaki on 09 273 6274, or email us to receive a free laminated hanger summarising CPTED solutions.
Minimise access points and elimiate escape routes
Keep outside environments clear of overgrown foliage and rubbish
Make sure access points to your business are manned and monitored
Well-lit and cared for premises discourage activity
Use active security measures such as alarms and CCTV
Remove graffiti immediately after it appears. Report it to 301 0101, 24/7.
Clear lines of sight: see and be seen - Keep windows clear of posters etc.
Don't advertise your business to burglars!
Let's make it as hard as possible for burglars to gain entry.
Doors - choose solid construction, preferably with no windows & locked
Locks - choose good quality locks to make it harder to gain entry
Windows - close and lock all windows before you leave your premises
Roof - limit access by securing ladders, bins, crates etc
Lighting - leave lights on when you're not there
Entrances/driveways - lock your gate and premises
Alarm - alarm all points of entry and install signs to show you have an operating alarm
Serial numbers - keep a complete list of business equipment and record all serial numbers
Keys and alarm codes - limit access to keys, the safe, computerised records and alarm codes
Safes - do not keep large amounts of money outside business hours; safes should be secured to the floor and not visible from the outside