Business security 'enhanced by varying routines'
04 August 2011
Posted by Samuel Couratin
Sticking to regular operating routines could place the security of organizations at risk.
This is the claim made by the Business Crime Reduction Centre (BCRC), which has suggested that in order to reduce threats to their assets during the current period of austerity, firms should implement simple measures.
According to Adrian Platts, a Spokesman for the Sheffield-based facility, criminals will often "observe a company's activities before attempting a break-in or theft".
Another low-cost measure he proposed implementing to make premises secure during the current period of austerity was using window locks and door deadlocks, as these tend to be the most common places for thieves to enter.
He added that speaking to crime reduction officers in local Neighbourhood Policing Teams can provide access to impartial free advice on boosting security standards.
The BCRC has been affected by the closure of Yorkshire Forward and loss of some of its funding and is seeking finance in new areas, the York Press reports.