Did you know there are over 7 thousand health and fitness clubs in the UK? Nearly half of these are fitness gyms, and the figure is consistently rising. With an estimated worth of £3.9 billion at the end of 2022, the fitness industry is one of the UK’s most valuable sectors. So, how do we ensure asset and people protection regarding gym security?
A multi-layered approach to gym security
Taking a multi-layered approach to security within gyms reduces risks that the assets and people are challenged with. With a multi-layered approach, several security measures are implemented in various facility areas to create layers. By doing this, risks that aren’t successfully stopped from one layer can be prevented by the next.
Varying factors go into securing a gym. For example, a gym in an area with high crime rates may need additional layers compared to a lower crime-rated area. Another consideration can be the level of pedestrians in the gym locations since a busy place would require more security to control the throughput. Delivering the appropriate level of security benefits a gym due to creating a safe environment that prevents misconduct while encouraging a sense of comfort and safety for members.
allow you to have a 24/7 open gym without manning with staff?
Key pads and pins
provide added security and prevent unauthorised members gaining access?
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How to improve your existing gym security layers
While taking a multi-layered approach to security in gyms can be a large yet worthwhile task, it will be key to start by improving your existing layers. You can begin building a welcoming but safe space by introducing security training to staff members so they can usefully man the gym and restrict particular areas to the public. On top of this, it will be essential to research your demographic to carefully select an appropriate security solution that’s best for your customer.
How a multi-layered approach comes together
Combining the layers discussed within one facility helps create a secure environment for gym-goers. All layers come together to deter, delay, and prevent crime within a gym, as each security solution is a backup for one another. Additionally, many benefits come with multiple layers of security but overall, making your customers feel protected and keeping them wanting to come back is the ultimate priority for your business.
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