Tips for Protecting Your Business
Your place of business is possibly one of the most vulnerable parts of your business. Fortunately, you can do a lot to protect yourself from potential burglars and other dangers that threaten your business.
Install Security Cameras
Just the sight of security cameras is often enough to send burglars looking for a different target. They don’t want to be recorded and will be less likely to break into your building. That’s the main reason people use fake security cameras. While they don’t actually record, you end up with the same deterrent effect.
A real CCTV system is still your best option. If there is a burglary, you’ll have footage to show the police. This can make all the difference as to whether or not the burglar is captured.
Use Strong Locks
The right lock can go a long way toward preventing a burglary. Your locksmith will know which options are best for the style of door you have, but electronic locks are some of the better choices. You may also want to invest in some deadbolts to prevent anyone from trying to get in. One look at how much security you have and they’ll look for easier prey.
An alarm system is a good way to prevent burglaries, as well. Again, your local locksmith can install and maintain the security system. This will protect doors and windows from being breached and if someone does get through, the alarm will let the authorities know.
Keep Extra Keys
Duplicating your keys is a good idea if you use mechanical locks in your business. All it takes is one time you forget the keys inside the building or lose them and you won’t be able to open as usual. It’s important to maintain backups, but keep them in a safe place or leave them with a trusted friend or associate to ensure they can be found easily. After all, you don’t want the burglar to get hold of them.
Keep Important Items Safe
All your important documents need to be secure in case of theft or fire. You will probably want to keep your money in a safe, as well, if you are a retail location. The amount of money that gathers between bank runs can be considerable and it’s best to keep it somewhere protected.
Choose a safe that works for your needs. Electronic locks will help prevent anyone from getting in without your express permission and the sturdy design of the safe will protect your important items.
Fireproof safes are a good investment since they can protect everything inside them from high temperatures. Every safe is different in how long it will last in a fire, so look for one that will withstand the average house fire. Talk to your local locksmith to find out which safe will work best for your situation.
Campbell and McGovern Locksmiths can help you secure your business building and ensure that it is locked up tight. If you ever have any problems, we’re the ones to call for help.