September 29, 2020

Security Solutions working in a COVID-19 world

The worry of home break-ins and theft dropped during the peak of the UK’s lockdown – even in Leeds, burglaries went down by 53% in comparison to March and April of 2019. But now that we make these steps to return to the “new normal”, the need for updates in security systems within a domestic or commercial setting has increased.

Reviewing your security systems will give you peace of mind that your home or business can exist securely during this time. Here at Churchill Security Ltd, we provide a wide range of business and home security solutions with options to suit all needs. For those working from home or in the office, we are here for you.

Deciding what security system is best for you can be difficult. Maybe simply installing home security cameras is enough or you might need a smart business alarm system to ensure security. Whatever your needs, our team can provide a free assessment of your space, review your personal needs, and help assist you in your decision. With that in mind, here are a few things to consider when deciding if your home or business will benefit from a security system:

Reviewing your security systems will give you peace of mind that your home or business can exist securely during this time.

  1. Are you continuing to work from home?

With most businesses making the transition to work from home indefinitely, the amount and types of IT equipment in the home has changed. Equipment is expensive to replace and can make your home more of a target. Whether it’s your personal equipment, or from your workplace, you need to make sure your home is secure so that your kit is protected.
Maybe an intruder alarm system would be best or using an app powered system to monitor your workspace away from home if you decide to leave to grab lunch out or you jog on your break, a security system will work to ensure you have eyes on your equipment no matter where you are.

  1. Do customers/delivery drivers enter your business each day?

Security systems can support any business that might have a busy shop floor or many different deliveries arriving each day. These systems can give the business owner a level of awareness and control that cannot be achieved through normal day to day tasks. Whether you need to monitor how many customers are in the store at one time for COVID-19 regulations or you want to ensure people are using your store correctly in keep with those regulations, a system such as CCTV can help minimise any risks.
But remember even outside of a pandemic, a security camera is a strong deterrent to theft and fraud, whether it is installed for the home or a business.

  1. Is your office limited to a small workforce?

As discussed, CCTV will always deter theft and fraud. Taking the security of your business further would be to install access control to monitor who has access to parts of the building by installing an internal office key fob system. Especially during this time where workers are entering the building alone for social distancing purposes or to collect further equipment, you want to ensure your building is secure for them to work safely and that you as the owner can know who has entered the building, even if you’re away from the office.


In these uncertain times, with businesses still working from home or beginning their return to the office, now is the best time to review your security systems. We can provide a free assessment of your space and provide a security solution that will work best for you.

Get in touch today to install a new security system or if you already have a system in place, call us to review it. Even if it was not initially installed by us, we will still conduct a check on your system to ensure your safety.

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