A time to be merry, a time for love and good will but for some people, tis the season to cause mayhem and destruction. The truth is, Christmas in Britain isn’t quite the fairy-tale scene some retailers would have you believe. Behind the carol singers and all that glitters lies a dark side to the festivities and for some companies, it can mark the beginning of the end.
Here are the facts. In the month of December, alcohol consumption is up 41%, burglary rises by 1.8% and worst of all, drink driving deaths increase 18%. Now, there’s not much we can do about the idiots who choose to drive whilst over the limit but for the innocent victims of thoughtless vandalism and burglaries, there are steps we can take help you and stop them.
As a business or property owner, you do all you can to protect yourself from harmful situations and there’s always some element of hope. This year, don’t let hope ruin your chance of having a safe Christmas.
Belt and braces
Any time you leave the security measures in the hands of chance, criminals will take what they want – with both hands. Deciding what your security measures in December should be can be difficult. You’ll always have that one person that believes you can scale down because business is quiet. But you couldn’t be more wrong.
When it comes to the belt and braces approach that we encourage our business customers take each year, static patrols and mobile visits are the answer. Two measures each working together to give you THE best coverage over Christmas. There’s no question about it – it’s the most efficient combination and still gives you the flexibility to keep the opportunists guessing. For full details on your Christmas coverage from Churchill, call us know and lets start planning for a successful break and a great start to the New Year.