There’s nothing worse than arriving to work in the morning and seeing a smashed window, a vandalised doorfront or some stolen goods. If you have worked hard enough to own, run or even work in a business, you’ll want to keep the premises, as well as the staff working there, as safe as possible.
1. Lock it up
This may seem like an obvious one, but ensuring that you have strong, suitable locks will go a long way to preventing a business burglary. Of course, if someone wants to break in that badly, they will have bolt cutters on them that can cut through most locks. However, a good lock will certainly slow down the process of a burglary, giving security response services more time to get to the scene. We suggest that you give yourself the peace of mind you deserve by using dead bolt locks on all doors and ensuring that all windows or other openings are lockable.
2. Ensure there is adequate lighting
Lighting is another great way that can shield your store from theft. Darkness conceals a burglar; they rely on it to get by unnoticed. If they set off a huge flood light, often times they will abandon their mission altogether. We suggest that you install motion-sensor lights on all sides of your building. Not only will this deter thieves, but it will ensure that if you ever are at your business during darkness, you will be able to enter and exit safely.
3. Don’t skimp on the alarm system
An absolute must for all businesses that want to protect themselves, it is paramount that you install an alarm system. Based on your particular business’ layout and needs, the security system you need to have installed may vary. Every business is different, so at StaySafe, we can send out our own technician to appraise your premises and design a security system that can ater to your specific needs. Enquire about our business security systems today.
4. A secure safe for valuables
Another key element for any business premises is a safe for all valuables. In the event that there is a break-in at your store or office, a secure safe will mean that your most valuable items are not able to be stolen. All money, spare keys and any other valuables should be stored in your safe. As well as this, your safe shouldn’t be able to be easily moveable; that is, it should be fixed in your business premises so burglars can’t remove it.
5. Extra tips: high risk locations
In the case that your business is located in a high risk location, there are a few more precautions that you should take to ensure you and your livelihood safety. In areas that are renowned for crime, it could be worth your while to invest in heavy window screens, burglar-resistant glass, watchdogs and perhaps even a regular patrol or security guard.
There’s no substitute for knowing that you and your work are safe. Is your work security system up to scratch? If you have a store, business or you work in one, why not take these security tips to work tomorrow? If you have any questions about any business or home security solutions, don’t hesitate to give the friendly professionals at StaySafe a call on 1300 656 660.