When you lock up your business at the end of each day, are you confident that it’s secure and safe from criminal activity? If you’re not entirely sure, we’re here to help. Following is a list of steps you can take that will make you feel more confident that your business is protected.
- Alarm System. Have a reputable, licensed alarm company install alarm system, along with a central monitoring station. Make sure the system is checked on a regular basis. You can also make sure people know you have an alarm system by advertising it on a window or sign.
- Solid doors. Your outside and security doors need to be heavy, lined with metal and secured with stout metal crossbars. Also exposed hinges need to be pinned so that they cannot be removed and doorjambs should also be solid.
- All windows should have secure locks and be an anti-theft glass. Solid metal grates can also be used.
- Install double-cylinder deadbolts with removable collars on all outside entrances and inside security doors. Make sure the deadbolt has at least a one-inch throw that contains a hardened steel insert and that it’s protected by a latch guard. All padlocks should be mounted on bolted hasps, locked and made of hardened steel.
- Exterior check. Make sure all openings are secured and that all walls, the roof and basement are all checked out. Keep dumpsters, vehicles, etc., away from the building, ensuring good visibility to the building.
- Have a fireproof safe. Make sure it’s resistant to thieves, securely anchored in place and not out in the open. Lock up any valuables you might have when the business isn’t open. Regularly change the combination if others have the code.
- Make sure the outside and inside of your building is well lit. Use of motion detecting lights would also be beneficial.
- If applicable, install heavy-duty fences around your business that would deter intruders.
You should also be careful about who has access codes or keys to your business. All keys should be coded and assigned to employees so that it’s easily determined who has which key. Also, master key systems do not equal top-notch security so consider having multiple keys to open various locks. If an employee leaves, make sure keys are returned and if combination locks are used, change the combination.
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Our products are also extremely easy for team members to operate while providing the protection your business requires. Give us a call today and let us keep your business safe and secure!