The security franchise recently shared a blog detailing what qualifies as anti-social behaviour and what can be done to prevent it from occurring on your property.
Jackson Fire and Security helps customers however it can, and the security franchise’s most recent blog post all about tackling anti-social behaviour is just another example of this. Defining anti-social behaviour, Jackson Fire explained it as conduct that has caused or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress. It targets a specific individual or group, causes trouble and upset to a community and/or has a negative impact on the general environment (e.g., damage to property or public spaces). Jackson Fire and Security recommended the following risk mitigation measures to businesses and organisations struggling with anti-social behaviour:
- Include anti-social behaviour risks in your security assessments - “Some anti-social behaviour will be opportunistic but other incidents could happen because your premises is regarded as an easy target. Review the likely risks in a systematic way, identifying the potential dangers to your premises and the people who use it.”
- Tighten physical security measures - Improving physical security arrangements and asking questions about your premises is crucial. Are doors, windows and fences well-maintained and “fitted with good quality locks”? Is your alarm system up-to-date, or connected “to a monitoring centre”?
- Install CCTV - “The use of these types of systems can be enough to deter individuals from anti-social behaviour, given that they will realise they can potentially be identified from CCTV footage. Make sure all cameras are clearly [signposted].”
- Enhance construction site security - Construction sites are at particular risk of anti-social behaviour, and “employing security guards to protect the site” is often a good option, along with things like “smart towers and alert towers”.
- Form effective partnerships - Becoming part of a local crime reduction scheme and “collaborating with other local businesses and organisations means you become each other’s eyes and ears”.
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Lily Sweeney, Point Franchise ©