Businesses urged to tighten security

Businesses are being urged to review security after latest figures showed a dramatic rise in the cost of crime.

A new report released by the British Chambers of Commerce revealed a 20 per cent rise since 2004 to £12.6 billion annually.

But that figure could be cut if companies employed basic security measures, according to Peterborough-based The BusinessWatch Group.

“Crime is costing businesses far too much,” said The BusinessWatch Group’s Managing Director Jonathan Wakerley. “The cost of a burglary, fire or series of vandalism attacks can sometimes be so high businesses can’t recover. Yet money spent on fire and security could provide not only physical protection but peace of mind for staff and business owners.”

The award-winning company based in Orton Southgate, Peterborough and operating throughout East Anglia and the East Midlands, offers businesses a free comprehensive security review complete with recommendations on how best to secure premises and safeguard staff.

“All businesses are individual and have different needs,” said Jonathan. “It’s important the most efficient, cost-effective measures are introduced. We fully integrate the fire and security solutions to ensure that we help our clients get maximum value from their security spend.”