Business Getting Burgled at Night? How to Secure the PremisesDecember 9, 2019
Most people look forward to the upcoming festive season with much anticipation, including criminals. This results in a spike in business burglaries, especially where toys, clothing, high-end electronic devices, and gadgets are concerned. However, there’s no need to let your business premises become a target for thieves, especially when there are measures that can be taken to provide additional security.
1. Install an Alarm System
An alarm system will provide additional security in and around your property because it detects any type of motion that takes place after hours. Newer systems can be connected to CCTV cameras as well, providing you with footage in the event of a burglary – which can be used as evidence in court.
An additional advantage of installing a monitored alarm system is that when any suspicious activity is detected, it will notify your security company and the relevant authorities immediately. This can make all the difference between having to replace a broken window or hundreds of thousands of dollars of inventory.
2. Invest in Tempered Glass
Although a determined burglar will usually find a way to enter your business premises, you should do everything you can to make it as difficult as possible for them to do so.
Replacing standard window glass with tempered panes will make it far more difficult for smash and grabs to occur. Installing window film can further strengthen glass, meaning that would-be burglars will draw a lot of attention to their activities because it will take several noisy attempts to break a window enough to gain access to your property.
3. Install Burglar Bars
While they may not be the most attractive option, burglar bars can also be an extremely effective theft deterrent. When installing these, it’s important to ensure that gaps between the bars aren’t large enough for a person to squeeze through. They should also be properly secured into walls instead of the window frames, as this makes it far more difficult to try and break through them.
4. Place Safes near the Front of your Property
Business owners usually think it’s better to have safes tucked out of sight. However, it may be a better option to have them installed close to the front of your premises because this will enable any suspicious activity to be seen by passers-by or even patrolling police and security personnel. It’s also recommended that you keep as little physical cash as possible in the safe after hours.
5. Install Good Lighting
Keeping your storefront well-lit is also a highly effective way to prevent burglaries from occurring because thieves will certainly not want anyone to be able to see that they are engaging in illegal activities. LED lighting will not only provide a lot of light at a fraction of the energy cost; this type of lighting provides far more light than any other type of globes.
When comparing offerings from alarm service providers, it’s important to read online reviews before making your final choice. Contact us today to find out more about installing an effective business alarm system.