According to a recent report from the FBI, a burglary occurs every 14.6 seconds, and a good number of those break-ins occur against businesses. Is your company adequately protected against such criminal activity? Let’s take a look at 5 straightforward ways to keep your business safe from would-be burglars and other similar crimes.
1. Install a Quality Security System
Most thieves will spend a decent amount of time casing out a business before actually breaking in. If a would-be burglar staking out your company discovers you’ve got a commercial security system in place, it’s typically enough to make him or her move on to another target.
2. Eliminate External Protection
Take a good inventory of your building, particularly the external areas. Do you have tall bushes and other structures near doors and windows? If so, these things could aid a potential burglar by providing cover while they attempt to gain entry. Making sure that all doors and windows are clear of potential hiding spots is critical.
3. Access Control System
Break-ins and burglaries aren’t always committed by strangers. In fact, employee theft is a growing problem today. The good news is, you can protect your company’s sensitive data and other valuables by implementing an access control system. This way you can maintain visibility and control over who comes and goes in your facility.
4. Adequate Lighting
Another enemy of would-be criminals is good lighting. Make sure that your facility is properly lit, especially at night. It’s also important to keep common areas such as doorways, walkways and parking lots well-lit, to keep your customers and employees safe.
Video surveillance is an important and useful component of most security systems for businesses. These products allow you to capture high definition footage of key areas of your facility so that, in the event that someone does gain unauthorized entry and/or commit theft you’ll have the evidence necessary to identify and take action against those responsible.
Is your company as safe as it could be against potential theft? Contact us today to schedule your free security risk assessment.