In today’s world, it seems like there is no shortage of business break-ins, thefts and robberies. While there isn’t any guarantee that your business won’t become a target, there are steps you can take to help burglarproof your business.
- Check the lighting around your building and the parking lot to make sure there aren’t any dead spots or places where potential thieves can hide. Make sure to illuminate every entrance and keep the parking lot fully lit at night.
- Place deadbolts on all exterior doors to help reinforce them from being kicked in.
- Install burglar-resistant glass on all exterior windows to help deter would-be thieves from breaking in. If replacing the glass isn’t an option, consider installing metal bars or a pull down fence to help protect your business when you are closed.
- Keep your building’s exterior clean, free from overgrown shrubs, ladders, garbage cans and anything else that will allow someone to hide or gain access to your building.
- If you own a retail location, make sure to remove all money from the cash register at the end of the night and keep a limited amount in it during business hours. This will help mitigate loss in case you are broken into.
- Give out keys and access cards to your business sparingly. A master key system to your building may be convenient but it can also allow unwanted people in sensitive areas. Make sure to change your locks every time you feel as though your security has been compromised.
- Invest in a business security system. While there isn’t an all-encompassing “best security system” for every business, there are customizable options to make it the best for your particular needs.
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