Christmas is a hectic period for most industries. With many workplaces and commercial buildings preparing to shut-down for the festive season, it always proves to be a particularly busy time for burglars.
Workplace equipment supplier Slingsby have told us that they always experience a surge of orders around Christmas time from workplaces that have already fallen victim to crime during the festive season.
Lee Wright, Marketing Director at Slingsby, says: “It’s well publicised that homes often provide rich-pickings for burglars in the run-up to Christmas. However, commercial properties are often equally vulnerable. Dedicated criminals don’t stop for Christmas and life is often much easier for them at this time of year because many commercial areas and industrial estates lie deserted so after they carry out a burglary it can often be several days before anyone notices.
Most burglars are essentially opportunists and home in on the weakest link in a property’s security. For this reason, it’s important to make life difficult for a would-be burglar and be proactive to deter them from targeting your premises. It may even warrant appointing someone within the team who can be responsible for ensuring the premises are as secure as possible during the shut-down period.”