How To Defend Your Business Against Commercial Burglary
As the owner of a business, keeping your premises secure is of utmost importance when it comes to keeping the business afloat. Ensuring that the exterior of your commercial building has no weak spots or easy access points will help to prevent the business becoming a target for a burglar.
Think Like a Burglar
Place yourself into the mindset of a burglar and appraise your premises in that way. Doing this will help you to identify areas where security needs improving.
Commercial burglary is likely to result in a drastic monetary loss, which can have a large impact on any business. Scope out your premises to determine whether there are any easy access points or areas in which CCTV may not reach.
Use the findings of your property survey to increase security where required or go to your landlord with your findings.
Simple Security Tips to Keep in Mind
Windows Are an Easy Access Point for
Windows are often a weak point lacking in security measures, making them easy to manipulate open or break. Windows then provide the burglar with a quick and easy way to get inside your premises. To prevent this, you could enforce your windows with grilles or bars, along with adding window locks and add alarms on the inside.
By adding these security measures to windows, these will ensure that burglars won’t be able to use these as an easy access point.
Strengthen Door Security
Installing strong, steel doors will work as an added deterrent as these are much more difficult to break into. These strong doors also tend to come with fire protection, which will provide added security for the contents inside your property.
At Associated Security we have a range of strong doors available to provide your company with the highest possible protection against break-ins.
Keep Control of Keys
Issuing several keys for prohibited areas within the building or to access files containing documents could actually lower the level of security. Although keeping important or confidential items and areas locked will keep them safe, the repeated copying of keys could result in these being lost or falling into the wrong hands.
Install access control systems within the property for prohibited areas and reduce the number of staff members that hold keys to improve the security of your business.
Alarm Systems Alert Neighbours
Having an alarm system installed will likely scare away any attempted burglars as once these are triggered, it would be hard to go unnoticed. The ringing alarm will alert anyone in the area that an intruder has entered the building. If you choose to install a monitored alarm system, it could also alert the owner and authorities as soon as the alarm has been triggered.
Keeping Valuables Secure
Leaving valuables inside the building overnight or when you’re away can leave you worrying over their safety. By installing a commercial safe, this worry can be eliminated and greater peace of mind achieved. Commercial safes are the ideal secure storage solution for any valuables or important documents which may require protection.
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