No matter what your business, security is always a number one priority. It is important to protect your property from the risks of burglary.
How much precaution you take will depend on a number of factors, such as how valuable your assets are, and whether your business is located in a high-risk area. However, in all cases it is better to prevent a burglary than to deal with the repercussions.
Start by taking a look at your business property exterior, and think about it from a burglar’s perspective. Try to minimize the number of hiding places that a burglar could utilize, such as bushes and empty skips. Add exterior lighting to dark or vulnerable areas to deter thieves.
You can also take the following steps to enhance your business property security, and prevent or capture evidence of burglary:
Install High Grade Doors and Quality Locks
First of all, you should make sure your exterior doors are appropriately solid. Most exterior doors for businesses should be either solid metal or similar. This means a thief has to force entry, which is important for insurance payouts should they get inside.
Next, your doors should be fitted with high quality locks. Technological advancements have made traditional style locks even more durable than they ever have been, and electronic locks and entry systems are now accessible too.
We recommend deadbolt locks for exterior doors. They make it impossible for a burglar to force the door open by sliding something between the gap, and they can’t be picked. In other words, it’s going to be difficult for anyone gain entry if you use quality deadbolts.
CCTV security cameras are a huge deterrent for burglars. There are now lots of models available, and they are smaller, cheaper and more functional and versatile than when they first came out. Security cameras help to prevent the crime, or record evidence of the burglary for easy prosecution and insurance. Make them as visible as possible for maximum deterrence.
Another bonus of security cameras is that they can be used to monitor your employees. This may not be as relevant in a very small or family-run business, but if you take on many employees it may be best to keep an eye out to make sure there is no crime happening on the inside.
Burglar Alarm Systems
If you have followed the advice so far, you already have a pretty secure business property. The final touch is to add a burglary alarm system, another huge deterrent and preventative measure. Again, advances in technology make these systems increasingly useful and affordable.
Alarm systems detect unauthorized entry, and emit a loud alarm to scare away potential burglars. They can also be linked up so that they inform you of any unusual activity inside or outside of the property.
Keep A Safe For Valuables
Our final recommendation, is that you keep your cash and valuables locked away in a safe. If worse comes to worse, and someone does gain unauthorized entry to your property, a safe can add an extra layer of security that makes it near-impossible for burglars to take the real treasure home.
Choose an appropriate safe to protect your valuables. The more protection you need, the higher security rating of safe you will want.
Mr. Locks are professional security experts who can help you to secure your business from the risk of burglary. Every business is different, so we always begin with an initial consultation to analyze and understand your security needs.
Contact us today to find out more, or to arrange a free consultation.