Business owners urged to secure their premises during Halloween
Halloween is just around the corner. Kids and adults alike are busy carving pumpkins, decorating their houses and preparing to wear their scariest outfits on the spookiest night of year.
But putting the trick or treating and fun aside, October 31 can also be one of the riskiest times of the year, particularly for burglary, criminal damage and violent crime.
During recent years, newspapers in London, Surrey, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Devon, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk have reported a spike in crime on Halloween.
Hardstaff Barriers, which specialises in vacant property barriers, access control and perimeter security, is warning business owners in particular to be vigilant.
Scott Rose, a security expert, is urging companies to ensure that their premises are properly secured and that vacant property is protected with robust concrete or steel barriers.
Hardstaff’s range of barrier systems and accessories, including gates and fences, provide a quick solution for blocking entrances and gateways for commercial and private property.
Scott, who is Business Development Manager of Hardstaff Barriers, said: “Halloween is a fun annual event enjoyed by many, but it’s a time for us all to be on our guard.”
“Businesses may think that Halloween doesn’t affect them, but with more people out and about on October 31, it’s important to ensure that premises, particularly vacant ones, are properly secured to avoid damage and unauthorised access.”
“Businesses may think that Halloween doesn’t affect them, but with more people out and about on October 31, it’s important to ensure that premises, particularly vacant ones, are properly secured to avoid damage and unauthorised access.”Scott Rose, Business Development Manager, Hardstaff Barriers.