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Criminals will speculatively target businesses, looking for cash and other valuables even if stock is not considered high-value.

Leading provider of business security systems, AlertSystems, has reminded all types of business that they are a potential target for burglary and to invest in appropriate deterrents. This comes after a Portsmouth social enterprise shop was hit twice in the space of four days.

The two separate burglaries occurred at the premises of The Recycled Company Shop, an enterprise that gives work to vulnerable people and sells second-hand furniture at low prices. The first break-in resulted in just £100 being taken from a till. The thieves struck again just days later, but this time they left with nothing as no money had been left in it overnight.

Jason Bentley, founder of the shop and its warehouse, explained that his efforts at reinforcing the door after the first break-in had been to no avail, as the morning after the second burglary they arrived to find that it had been ripped off its hinges.

In the wake of the burglaries, Mr Bentley conceded that he will now be installing both CCTV and an alarm in the shop in a bid to avoid being targeted again.

As a leading independent provider of business security systems, AlertSystems is adamant that these incidents should serve as a warning that no business is immune to the risk of theft and other criminal activity.

A spokesman for the company said: “The low-value nature of the goods being sold at the premises targeted in these particular incidents might lead you to think that it will not be a target for thieves, but this proves you cannot afford to assume anything when it comes to your security.

“Criminals will speculatively target businesses, looking for cash and other valuables even if stock is not considered high-value. For this reason, it is sensible not to leave such items in premises overnight. It is also highly advisable to invest in a CCTV security system and an alarm for your business, because they act as powerful deterrents to would-be perpetrators of criminal activity.
“If they’re not enough to prevent a crime being committed, then the footage captured by a surveillance camera can be used to help identify and prosecute the offenders,” he added.

AlertSystems manage and maintain thousands of commercial security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems, AlertSystems provides effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

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