The Crime Prevention Website


It is not possible to provide specific crime prevention advice for your particular commercial premises for several reasons: 

  • We don’t know anything about the type of business you operate and some businesses are more at risk than others
  • We don’t know how large your building or buildings are
  • We don’t know how many people work in your business
  • We don’t know where your business is located, which can affect your risk a great deal
  • We don’t know if you’ve been the victim of a crime or crimes before, which can also increase your risk.  See ‘repeat victimisation’ 

If you are the owner of a business premises and are reading these pages we would advise you to seek help from an independent security consultant who can visit you and provide a detailed report.  The independence factor is of paramount importance since he or she will be acting solely on your behalf and will have no allegiance to product manufacturers and or security service providers. Go to References and Library for details of two organisations that can help you.

Although this guidance will help you think about your risks and what you might do about them it is imperative that you meet with the conditions of your insurance company, because if you fail to do so and become the victim of a crime, your insurers may reduce your claim or refuse to pay it. 

Please note that I am in the process of writing this information, which should be complete by the end of June 2016 

The following areas for security will be covered: