Coronavirus: online security seminar for business owners

AN online ‘webinar’ to help business owners keep their premises secure during the COVID-19 shutdown will be held tomorrow (April 16).

The session will be hosted by the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) and feature representatives from Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Security Industry Authority and SecuriGroup. Advice will cover a range of topics including what business owners should remove from their premises, what they should leave in windows and when they can safely visit as well as steps they can take to mitigate fire risks.

David MacCrimmon, who has been seconded to the SBRC from Police Scotland, said: “With most of us stranded in our homes, the clear and obvious place that burglars, arsonists and vandals will sadly be looking to will be our empty offices, clubs, bars and shops.

“This could range from a one-off break in to steal alcohol from a bar, to an organised effort to steal valuable assets.

“But businesses can limit their exposure to the risk – and there are reasonable steps they can still be taking to protect their premises while sticking to lockdown advice. This webinar will give us a chance to fully explain some of those options and for those that sign up to ask questions.”

The session will take place at 10am on Thursday, April 16. Business owners can register here (