Theft is a common problem for many businesses, along with damage from vandalism. If you want to make sure your business is protected, the first step is to identify your main security weaknesses and take steps to rectify them before a criminal can take advantage.
Here are four signs that may indicate your business is vulnerable to targeting by thieves or other criminals:
- You don’t have outside lighting at night. Thieves love dark, unlit buildings as they allow easy entry and exit. Installing security lights outside can greatly reduce your risk of being targeted by thieves. Vandal proof covers are also a good idea to ensure that the lights can’t be broken easily.
- You don’t have access control on your entrances and exits. Security access only allows certain people to get into your building and restricts access to vulnerable areas of your business like storerooms. Without access control, there’s more chance that a thief could gain entry by slipping in with everyone else during busy times.
- There’s no alarm system. An alarm system is a visible deterrent for thieves and vandals, even if it’s not activated. If you don’t have an alarm system at your commercial premises you’re more likely to be targeted than if your building has a working, monitored alarm system.
- Your doors or windows are not adequately secured. Doors and windows are the most common points of entry for criminals and thieves and in many cases, standard locks are not going to be enough to keep out a keen burglar. You’ll want to think about reinforcing doors and windows and adding double bolts and even alarms if you want to enjoy an optimum level of protection for your business.
Don’t let your commercial building be a target for thieves – keep it safe and protected with a few smart security measures.