If you have a business, and one which includes holding stock, then no doubt you will have an insurance policy which covers you for theft. Most insurance policies today will not cover you against what is referred to as “shrinkage”, which includes shoplifting, staff pilfering, and unavoidable damage on occasions, you are insured against theft or damage if it is large in scale. When we talk about robbery as opposed to shoplifting and damage as a result of fire or flooding, then this is where you will be glad that you have a comprehensive insurance policy to cover you.

In addition, the time it takes to sort out the damage caused is time you do not get paid for. If there has been a major theft, you have to establish exactly what has been stolen and provide evidence of what has been stolen, vis-à-vis full details of all the stock on your premises prior to the theft and full details of all the stock on your premises after the theft, receipts for purchases, and so on and so forth. You then have to deal with varying levels of red tape and bureaucracy, while doubtless also having to work with your bank to refinance the business in order to restock while the insurance company takes their time to make any settlement.However, if you have ever had to make a substantial claim, then you will know that no matter how hard you try, you are in for a bumpy ride and almost invariably you will never recoup the total amount of money lost. One of the reasons for this is not just the estimated amount of trade you will have lost as a consequence of being unable to operate at 100% capacity, but the on estimable amount of business you will lose as a consequence of being unable to operate efficiently. It is an unfortunate fact of life today that loyalty is the first thing flies out of the window when you are unable to offer your usual level of service to established customers.

Bristol CCTV installers, CCTV companies, Commercial CCTV, CCTV for Business, Bristol CCTV

Bristol CCTV installers, CCTV companies, Commercial CCTV, CCTV for Business, Bristol CCTV

Whilst it is impossible to secure your premises against flooding, it is well worth having your premises inspected to see if you can minimise risks of fire, while to combat theft, the installation of commercial CCTV, or CCTV for businesses while also identifying potential weak spots in your business’ security can go a long way to tearing would be thieves. Here at Brunel Security in Bristol, we can assure you that deterring thieves in any way you can is far more profitable than having to rely on your insurance company to make good any financial loss.

Why not ask us to pay you a visit and allow us to perform a no-obligation security survey in the business. It won’t cost you a penny but in the long term, could save you a fortune.