Business owners are being urged to ensure that their vacant properties are as safe and secure as possible to protect them from harm during the latest COVID-19 induced lockdown. The warning comes from globally renowned security barrier experts at Hardstaff Barriers, who specialise in protecting premises against squatters, thieves, arsonists and fly-tippers.
On January 4, 2021 the UK Government urged people, once again, not to travel to their places of work and to work from home (WFH) if it is possible to do so. Since then, this has resulted in many more premises being locked up, with staff no longer occupying the buildings and providing a natural deterrence against theft or damage.
Temporary concrete barriers, fencing and gates expert
Hardstaff Barriers provides temporary concrete barriers, fencing and gates, preventing unwanted vehicle access to sites and buildings 24 hours a day, with short and long-term hire options available.
The company’s team of security barrier experts are highly regarded and considered to be among the most experienced in the United Kingdom and are always available to offer a range of free advice on securing vacant property effectively.
Contractor for National Barrier Asset framework
Hardstaff Barriers is the appointed contractor for the UK Government’s National Barrier Asset framework
As trusted experts in the security industry, Hardstaff Barriers is the appointed contractor for the UK Government’s National Barrier Asset (NBA) framework. As part of this important role, the company has installed security barriers at numerous high-profile events and at significant sites, providing robust and reliable protection against vehicle-borne attacks.
Securing vacant properties
Scott Rose, Business Development Manager at Hardstaff Barriers, said “Vacant properties are an easy target for squatters, thieves, arsonists and fly-tippers, so it is important that security measures are taken into account to ensure the safety of commercial property and land. Not only in terms of access to the land itself but also access to the unit entrances too.”
Scott adds, “With no known end to the latest lockdown, properties may be locked up and out of use for many more weeks to come, or even months, so it is vital that businesses have suitable protection in place.”