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How to keep your business safe during the Christmas shut down

The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and relaxation. However, it's also a period of heightened security risk for businesses as they temporarily close their doors for the Christmas shutdown. During this time, commercial properties can become vulnerable targets for theft, vandalism, and other security threats. This is where the importance of security systems for businesses shines brightly, offering peace of mind and safeguarding assets.

Protecting Physical Assets

Businesses invest heavily in their physical assets, from equipment and merchandise to valuable documents and data. Leaving these assets unguarded during the holiday break can expose them to theft or damage. Security systems, including video surveillance cameras, intruder alarm systems, and access control, act as a deterrent and a defence against potential intruders. In the event of a security breach, they also provide valuable evidence for Police investigation.

Minimising Financial Loss

Theft and vandalism can result in substantial financial losses for businesses. Insurance claims and repairs can be costly, not to mention the potential loss of revenue due to downtime. By investing in a robust security system, businesses can reduce the risk of break-ins whilst the property is empty over the Christmas period and minimise the financial impact of any incidents that could occur.

Benefits of Remote Security Monitoring

Modern security systems offer the advantage of remote monitoring and control. Business owners and managers can access security cameras, receive alerts, and even control access remotely via smartphones or computers. This real-time visibility allows them to respond promptly to any security issues, whether it's a false alarm or a genuine threat, ensuring a swift resolution. Not only can systems be monitored remotely by the business itself, but an alarm receiving centre (ARC) can receive notifications of activations (for both intruder alarms and IP CCTV), to alert in the event of a security breach. Keyholders and, in some cases, the emergency services can be on-site within a matter of minutes.


As the holiday season approaches, the importance of security systems during the Christmas shutdown cannot be overstated, as they serve as the first line of defense against potential threats and risks. Investing in these systems is an investment in the long-term success and security of the business, ensuring a happy and prosperous holiday season for all. For advice for the holiday period, contact us here.


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