Your business is your livelihood, so it’s something that you should want to protect at all costs. If you’re setting up your business premises and want to make sure they are secure, or if you’re worried about your existing business, then this blog has some ideas on how to prevent burglary and keep your business safe.
1. Install an Alarm System
Investing in an alarm system is one of the best things you can do for your business. When criminals see evidence of an alarm, it will deter them from targeting your business. If they do attempt it, then the sound of the alarm may cause them to run away before actually taking anything. Alarm monitoring also helps to send emergency response teams to your business as soon as possible.
2. Install a Video Surveillance System (CCTV)
CCTV acts as another deterrent against burglars, especially if the cameras are easily visible. In case a burglary does occur, security cameras are good for following up after the fact, providing evidence for both the police and your insurance companies.
3. Implement Access Control
Your business needs a system in place to ensure that only authorized personnel can access your premises. Access control can use a variety of methods, such as a pin code or biometric scanners to keep unwanted visitors out. This also prevents employees from losing their keys, which can also pose a security threat.
4. Clear Your Surrounding Environment
A wide, open space is not inviting for criminals since they will be exposed. If there are bushes, pillars, or dark corners for them to hide in, then they can more easily obscure their activity. So, a clear and open environment around your business, especially the entrances can help to prevent burglary.
5. Keep Your Property Well-Lit
Following the same logic, a well-lit property does not offer an appealing target for burglars. They are much more likely to be spotted if there are floodlights or motion-controlled lighting around any access points to your business.
6. Add Security Signage
If your commercial security system isn’t clearly visible from the outside of the property, then make sure any opportunists know that it’s there. Simply adding signage from your security company will deter them as it suggests that you have a comprehensive security system in place.
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