2020 has been a difficult year to prepare for, especially if you’re a business owner. With rules always being updated on which businesses can operate and how they can safely do so, some businesses have made the decision to close down for the time being. If you have found yourself in this position, you want to ensure that everything you have worked hard for is safe and protected. We’ve outlined a few of our top suggestions for keeping your business safe. While some will require the help of your local Melbourne locksmith, others can be efficiently done on your own.

Begin with a security audit of your business

As a business owner, you should know who has access to your building. Does anyone else need to access the building while it’s locked down? Do the juniors or other casual staff have building access that perhaps aren’t needed? If you’ve had to recently let go of some staff members, were you still able to collect their keys? It’s important to make a list and verify that you know exactly who has access to what – and that they have good reason to require access. Next, you can test out your doors and locks – are any of the locks sticky, jumpy, or rusting? These are telltale signs that the locks could be worn down. If you’re unsure about the wear of your locks, your local Melbourne locksmith will be able to inspect them for you.

Organise a secure delivery system

If you’re still receiving deliveries at the business, it’s likely you’re not there to accept them. If that’s the case, you want to make sure that your parcels and supplies are protected. There are several options on the market, varying in price and complexity. A simple option to monitor your goods until you can collect them in person is a doorbell camera. With options under $100, you can install this wherever you receive deliveries. These motion detected cameras will activate whenever you receive a delivery as well as if it senses that someone is around to take your delivery. Although it won’t protect the deliveries, it will certainly deter thieves if they know they are being recorded. There are also other options available including the Amazon Key or Amazon Hub system. These systems allow you to monitor who is delivering a package and then let them inside so that they can put your package securely inside your business. You also of course have the option to lock them outside so that they do not have access.

Ask your local Melbourne locksmith to rekey your business

If you’ve completed the security audit and believe you have some gaps in security, a great low-cost option is to rekey your locks. This is much cheaper, quicker, and simpler than completely changing the locks on your business. However, it still achieves the same goal of rendering the old keys useless. Your local Melbourne locksmith will be able to talk you through which option is better for you. If your locks are out of date or not secure enough, your locksmith can also recommend the best and most secure option for you.

We understand that leaving your business unattended isn’t ideal. But going through the steps above is a great way to give yourself peace of mind that your business and assets will remain as safe as possible. If you’re interested in a security audit or even a complete security system, don’t hesitate to contact Fivestar Locksmiths in Melbourne. With vans spread out all across the Melbourne area, we’re never far and always happy to help. You can reach us on 1800 348 378 or leave us a message HERE.