load shedding

How to Keep Your Business Secure During Load Shedding

Since mid-February, large parts of South Africa have experienced rolling blackouts. As one of the leading commercial security companies in the country, TRSS Security would like to warn clients, readers and citizens to make sure their businesses are secure when the power is off.

If your alarm system has been installed by a professional, correctly programmed and coupled to a battery system, it will continue to protect your property and premises – even if there is a blackout. To make sure that you, your staff and visitors to your offices and premises aren’t left unprotected, double-check the quality and power level of your backup batteries often. Another proactive step that business owners can take is to alert security guards when the power is off so that they can be extra vigilant. Train them to report any suspicious activity and to be particularly watchful of trespassers during rolling blackouts.

If your business premise is exposed to extended load shedding, be sure to check the alarm system every three or four hours. Other systems that should be checked include the fire systems as well as the batteries. Issue a communiqué to employees to avoid using gas and candles as this can increase the risk of fires. It is wise to install energy saving lights such as LEDs to reduce your demand on battery power during these times.

Another step that companies can take is to contact TRSS for armed response security systems and door access control systems. Not only can our guards be on call 24/7, but we can ensure that the right people get access to the right areas through our quality access control systems. Contact TRSS security for more information about commercial security companies in South Africa today.