It’s National Stress Awareness Month but did you know that one in three small business owners has reported being plagued by anxiety over the past five years?

stress out of securityFrom working long hours all the way to worrying about finances, there’s no denying that running a business is a stressful endeavour. Couple that with the fact that small businesses are losing an average of £2K a year thanks to break-ins and burglaries and it’s no surprise business owners are anxious. We here at Rotec Security Solutions can’t give you advice on how to work less hours or how to balance your books but we can help you sleep a little sounder at night by helping you take the stress out of your building security.

Stress: “How do I know what security solutions I need?”

Solution: Don’t guess, ask!

From roller shutters and security grilles all the way to steel doors, sectional doors, anti-climb solutions and more, it can be a little confusing to figure out which security solution is best for your building. Especially when your individual security requirements are likely to be influenced by various factors such as staff and client access; vehicle access; fire safety regulations; footfall; acoustic requirements; and other design specifications.

Our advice? Don’t let all these variables make you anxious, take the guesswork out of security and arrange a consultation with a reputable brand that will have a team of security specialists on hand to evaluate and advise on where your business is most vulnerable.

Stress: “Won’t new security doors ruin the design of my building?”

Solution: Go bespoke

We get it, when your business’ aesthetic is part of your brand there’s nothing worse than the idea of an ugly, grey metal door or a noisy, oppressive roller shutter ruining the space you worked so hard to design. Maybe you’ve shopped around online and all you can see are the same basic, steel security doors over and over? Well, did you know you can tailor most security solutions to match the look of your business? It’s true! You can incorporate your brand colours, logo, and other design features across steel doors, sectional doors, roller shutters, and more! Meaning you can rest easy knowing your building is secure without compromising on your aesthetic.

Stress: “Isn’t security expensive?”

Solution: Invest now, save later

The best thing you can do for your business is to invest in long-term security. As a business owner it’s only natural to want to save money but overly cheap security solutions often cut corners or use inferior products which could end up costing you more money in the long run. Do your research and if something seems too good to be true, price-wise, it probably is. One of the ways you can save money when securing your building is by talking to a trained professional who will be able to advise on the most cost-effective solutions for your business.

Are worries over break-ins and burglaries keeping you up at night? Don’t let unnecessary stress keep you from effectively managing your business. We recommend arranging a consultation with a trusted security specialist to assess your building’s security needs and help you rest easy.