Securing Your Property During a Pandemic
The year 2020 has been the most unpredictable. Literally, no one envisioned a global lockdown that almost halted business activities worldwide. At least, on the physical front. Social distancing, a mitigating measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus meant offices got abandoned and workers went remote. Malls, shopping centers, and most public places closed down and door delivery became the norm. Security needs also evolved. Here are some tips on securing your property during a pandemic.
Adhere to Government Guidance
For health and safety reasons, the government has issued orders for businesses prone to crowds to shut down temporarily. Places like Malls, hotels, schools, places of worship, etc., were forced to close. If your property or business falls under this category, please adhere to the guidance. Essential services like hospitals were not closed down but required to adopt extra health and safety measures. Adopt social distancing, hand washing, and sanitizing protocols.
Analyze and Upgrade Security
Now is the time to take stock of what is available, what is working, what needs to be replaced, and alternative arrangements for sensitive items. Are all locks functioning properly? Are lightning and CCTV fixed in all dark corners and other appropriate places? Are all entry and exit points accounted for? Since property might be empty, then perhaps move all cash and valuable content to a safer location. Notify local organizations and appropriate authorities if your property is unoccupied. Do not forget to carry out regular security inspections.
Prepare Against Hazards
Whether fire, flood, or storm, ensure your property is prepared against natural, bio, and man-made hazards.