Security Options for the Small Business


Whatever your type of business, security is always a concern, especially if it is a retail outlet, and there are several ways to provide a high level of protection. One can spend a lot of money with high tech motion sensor alarms and video surveillance systems, but at the end of the day, solid steel roller shutter doors will give you more than enough protection against the opportunist thief, but before you make up your mind, let’s take a look at the more popular security options.

  • Steel Roller Shutter Doors – Without a doubt, , and with modern units that are designed for effortless operation, you will not have to struggle when opening or closing your business. Motorised units are very popular and this makes operation a breeze, and with a silent running motor, you won’t bother the neighbours. There are online suppliers who would be happy to survey your business premises and with a wide range of designs to choose from, your business will not only be well protected, it will also be pleasing to the eye.
  • Video Surveillance – Another popular security solution, CCTV is like having a round the clock manned watch, which might be fine for a domestic environment, but you do not want your shop window to be left unprotected, and if you are going to install a security door, that negates the need for video surveillance. If you aren’t a technical person, it is easy to be confused with CCTV, and should the system ever go offline, you will have to call out a service engineer. If the intruder is experienced, they can avoid identification, and that is hardly a deterrent.
  • Alarm Systems – Again a very technical way to protect the premises and with the likelihood of false alarms in the middle of the night, this might not be the ideal solution. Larger premises would benefit from such an alarm system, but for the small retail outlet a set of tailor made steel roller shutter doors is more than adequate. Then of course, one can forget to arm the system, which could have disastrous consequences, and unless you are storing something very valuable, a set or shutter doors are adequate security.
  • Toughened Safety Glass – This might withstand a brick thrown at the window, but in a retail environment, leaving your goods on display overnight might be too tempting. There are companies that specialise in tailor made security solutions for small businesses and an online search would give you the contact details of a local provider, who can come round and give you a quote.

Roller shutter doors are the most cost effective way to secure any small business premises, and with bespoke solutions the units will fit perfectly, and motorised units make for a very convenient solution. If you search online, you will no doubt find a local company, and they can provide you with the ideal security solution for your business.