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How To Burglar-Proof Your Business

Warning! Your business is under threat! Whether it’s your home office or a retail store elsewhere, one thing is true: security matters.

When we talk about burglars, we aren’t necessarily talking about those who would want to steal the products you sell, or your prized personal possessions. We are also talking about those who would break in to steal your business information, gain access to your computers, or simply sabotage your office. You see, burglars may not be random strangers at all. They may be disgruntled employees or rival business owners looking to scupper your operation.

A burglar could be anyone at all.

So, how do you keep them out? To keep your business safe, there are a number of things you can/should do.

Firstly, lock the burglar out. The harder it is for a burglar to gain access to your business, the more likely they are to give up. A pin-cylinder lock is recommended by security experts, as they are more difficult to pick than standard locks. Keypad entry is a good idea, as a passcode is needed for entry rather than a key. And there are a whole host of other options at your disposal, examples of which can be found at Wholesale Security Systems. Consider every entry point around your business, and use any means necessary to discourage the would-be burglar.

Secondly, remember common sense. All doors and windows must be closed when you finish your day’s business. And even during the day, if something doesn’t need to be unlatched, then shut it. Any open door or window is a temptation for anybody keen to get inside your building, so don’t invite them in. Remember to keep valuables out of sight too. A burglar is less likely to break in if they aren’t sure anything is worth taking.

Then take extra measures. A silent alarm system hooked up to the police station or a private protection agency will give you peace of mind when you’re not in the building. And if you are burgled while at your business, a simple button press will alert the authorities. Inserting spotlights around entrance points are also a good idea, catching the burglar out when they are tip-toeing in the dark.

It’s also worth investing in a safe. While not practical for your retail goods, you can still hide your money or sensitive documents away, using a passcode that is not easily guessable by strangers or staff members.

You should also find ways to protect the glass in your doors and windows. Doorway gratings or metal screens are ideal, as is replacing your glass with something burglar-resistant for added precaution.

Finally, think about your staff. Training on security matters is paramount, so ensure they are up to speed with your security measures. Remind them not to share pass codes with others, and actively change codes every so often as an extra measure. Only hand out keys to those employees who require one, and ensure they return the key back to you should they ever leave your employ. And be mindful of those staff members who may steal from you, placing security cameras around your building, and ensuring computers are password protected from anybody who may seek access to company information.

By adhering to these simple principles, you stand a greater chance of protecting your business from burglars, whoever they may be. Security does matter, as any attempts at theft or sabotage could seriously hurt your operation. Ensure you walk around your business today, and identify those places where you need to build your defences.

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