Making Your Business Secure
Security is a top priority for any responsible business owner these days. When you consider that one business burglary occurs approximately every 10 seconds in the U.S., it’s not hard to imagine why preventing break-ins garners so much attention.
Here are a few steps you can implement right now to protect your business from burglary, vandalism and other common security threats:
- Take a layered approach to business security: The harder a burglar must work to gain access to your facility and valuables, the better the chance that he or she will give up and move on to the next target. Implementing a series of exterior and interior security measures for businesses provides the most effective protection from burglars.
- Shore up doors and windows: Burglars will look for vulnerable doors and windows to gain entry to your building. Make sure all exterior doors are constructed from solid wood or metal materials and equip them with heavy-duty deadbolt locks. Cover exterior windows with shatter-resistant glazing and replace simple latches with secure window locks.
- Install floodlights: Installing bright lighting at entrances, windows and vents will deter most nighttime burglars. Well-placed exterior lighting will also help to prevent business vandalism.
- Replace keys with an access control system: If you hand out keys to your employees, you can never be sure they won’t end up in the wrong hands. Installing a keyless electronic access control system makes it easier to monitor your staff’s comings and goings — and you won’t have to worry about changing the locks every time an employee leaves.
- Increase Safe Safety: If you store money or valuables in a safe, consider placing it near the front of your facility, so it is more visible from the street at night, and be sure to bolt it to the floor or wall. Try to keep the safe as empty as possible, especially when no one is there.
- Install alarms: A reliable burglar alarm system is a tried-and-true way to protect a business from burglary. A monitored alarm system ensures the prompt dispatching of law enforcement should a break-in occur.
- Video surveillance: Visible security cameras serve as effective deterrents to burglars and vandals, as well as enabling 24/7 monitoring of the premises. A robust video surveillance system with recording capabilities can also provide reliable visual evidence in criminal prosecutions.
- Keep an eye on your employees: Internal theft poses as much of, and in some cases, a greater business security risk than burglary and vandalism. Review your internal monitoring and control methods frequently and make upgrades where needed.
Contact Titan Alarm, Inc. for Your Business Security Requirements in Phoenix, AZ
At Titan Alarm, we have many years of experience in preventing burglary for businesses in Phoenix and throughout Maricopa County. We can work with you to develop and implement a fully integrated security system that will provide an effective defense against internal and external theft, vandalism and other common business threats. Contact us for more information and to schedule a free on-site security consultation today.
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Updated by Titan Alarm on November 2, 2018.