Every commercial business owner wants to keep their property safe from criminals, whether they be burglars or vandals. Since it’s impossible to predict when someone will attempt a crime that involves your business, it’s wise to take every precaution possible to protect your important livelihood. Here’s Nonstop Locksmith’s guide to the essential aspects you need to pay attention to in order to protect your business.
Make sure that all inner and outer doors are well built, solid, metal lined, with heavy metallic cross bars and solid door jambs. All hinges that can be reached should be securely pinned in.
Make sure that all outdoor entrances and inner security doors are locked with double cylinder deadbolts that have removable collars. Any deadbolts with hard steel inserts should also have protective latch guards, and any padlock should have hard steel attached to bolted hasps. Make sure to hide the serial codes of any locks in order to prevent anyone from being able to copy your keys.
Make sure that lights provide as much indoor and outdoor visibility as possible. Outside lights should have vandal proof covers, and the entire perimeter of your business should be well lit – most specifically at any point of potential entry.
All windows should have strong working locks, burglar resistant glass, and polyester security films attached to sensors that will alert you and authorities when the glass is broken. Any particularly vulnerable windows should have metal gates blocking them.
Always keep your cash box in a hidden place, and leave it open when it’s empty and not being used.
Make sure that you have an official, licensed, and insured alarm company install a security alarm system with a central monitoring station that also gets checked on a daily basis.
Use key card access systems on all outdoor doors to prevent any unauthorized individuals from coming into your business.
Climb proof fencing
Make sure to add wire or obstructions to fencing to prevent anyone from being able to climb it. Fences should be installed high up, and made of vinyl coated iron bars or chain links.
Make sure to install working CCTV systems, as they work fantastically as deterrents as well as a method of catching any burglar if there is an unfortunate break in.
Make sure to operate a fireproof and burglar proof safe that’s anchored into a surface. It should be left open when empty, and whenever any valuables are inside it you should lock it. Make sure to change the safe codes every time any employees are let go.
It might be a smart move to protect your business by signing up with a trustworthy insurance firm to protect it from any sort of impossible to predict disaster.