When you run a business , especially one with valuable merchandise and equipment, you need to be aware of the potential for break -ins and proactive in your approach to preventing them. Even if you know there isn’t anything to steal from your premises, there is always a chance that a thief may think otherwise. In either event, damage is likely to be caused resulting in financial losses for your business. Today we are going to look at a few simple steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of your business being broken into
Monitored Security Systems
Commercial security systems work in a similar way to home burglar alarms. They will sound when a door or window is opened and, unless de-activated in a certain amount of time, will alert the police to an unwanted presence within the building. In addition to standard alarms, you can upgrade to a fully monitored system. This will often times include monitoring for fire as well, offering another layer of protection to your business property when you aren’t around
Dedicated or Multi-Property Security Guards
One common method business owners are now using is semi-dedicated security guards. Instead of having someone work full time patrolling your property, you can work with an agency to schedule periodic security patrols around your property during the hours your office is unattended. This is a cost effective method that still offers increased security for your property. When paired with a security system, you have made your business a hardened target for would be burglars.
Using the Proper Hardware
Another way to reduce the risk of a break in to your business is to have a professional, commercial locksmith inspect your current hardware for vulnerabilities. A good locksmith will be able evaluate your current locking mechanisms and let you know if they meet the guidelines set forth for protecting your property. The higher the risk of your assets attracting a burglar, the better prepared you need to be. Many locksmiths offer security audits that will help you access and prepare your business.
Protecting High Value Property
If you are in a high crime area or have high value assets you may want to go even further with your security measures. Security systems that include video surveillance that can be placed in key points around your building and grounds are one such addition worth considering. The new technology being built into these systems means that you don’t even need to have a security guard constantly monitoring the footage thanks to advancements in movement triggered monitoring systems that can alert a guard or even the police, depending on your setup.
As you may have heard before, you do not have to have the most secure building in a neighborhood to avoid a break in but having the softest target will all but ensure one. Taking even basic steps like outfitted your business with properly installed commercial locks can go a long way in keeping your business safe from unwanted guests.
If you are you not sure if your locks are currently up to par, schedule a consultation today and we would be happy to assist you in making your business more secure.