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Vacant Property

Essential security to protect your assets

Empty buildings are prime targets for vandalism, arson, and theft, which can result in significant financial losses. The security measures necessary to protect commercial vacant properties can vary depending on the property’s size and location, but there are common ways to mitigate potential risks.

Using our security personnel and utilising remote monitoring services can enhance safety measures. While installing robust locks, alarms, and security cameras are effective ways to deter intruders from entering the property. All these factors are taken into consideration when we are devising a security plan for your commercial vacant property.

Effective security for your vacant property

BusinessWatch’s vacant property inspection service is designed to protect your property from deterioration, misuse, or damage. If you don’t regularly monitor the status of your premises, it’s more liable to the effects of fire, flood, theft, vandalism, and illegal occupation.

Our team can inspect your property as often as required. Regular updates and reports are generated to keep you updated while any issues are dealt with quickly. The service can be tailored to the needs of your property.

Visits from an Officer can be combined with security technology such as monitoring intruder alarms and CCTV systems. Any activations are picked up by our 24/7 monitoring centre and a security officer can be dispatched to your premises for further investigation.

If you need to control access to your site our security officers can provide a visible presence at your reception, concierge, or gatehouse. This will also reduce the risk of break-ins, vandalism or theft. Any additional staff you need onsite will also be protected with the extra peace of mind of not being alone.

Meeting your obligations for buildings insurance

As well as losing rental income, you may also be paying increased insurance premiums while your property is empty. In addition, many insurance companies will state certain conditions that you will need to meet in the event of a claim being made. Our services are tailor-made to your requirements and we will work with you to ensure the terms of your building insurance are met.

The current law does not prevent squatters from entering your commercial property. This means your vacant premises are at high risk of unwanted occupation. To help prevent this from happening we can board up your property, provide randomly timed inspections, monitor meter readings, and then give you a full inspection report.

Usually, a magnet for potential break-ins and vandalism, vacant properties are a tempting prospect for certain individuals. Protecting your property will help reduce the risk of this happening and provide you with cost savings on unwanted repairs as well as avoiding the risk of increased insurance premiums. Combining our services with technology will provide you with a robust security system.

To discuss your requirements and for a free, no-obligation quote, or a site survey to establish your needs, get in touch today.