If you own a business or property, you know that it very quickly becomes a second home. And just like your home, you need to make sure that you’re keeping it safe and secure. Failure to take adequate security measures for your commercial property could leave you open to vandalism, theft, or worse. Here are 4 tips to help you better secure your commercial property.
The first step to making any property more secure is to identify the vulnerabilities that could become big security concerns. Start by walking the property and looking for areas where people could enter the property without being seen, like sheltered doorways, or alley windows. Look for any places that could use additional security barriers. Next, ask you employees what security concerns they have or have noticed around the property. Finally, check with the local community and the news for the prevalent types of crime.
CCTV and Alarms
CCTV and an alarm system protect your business on two fronts: first they can help deter crime, and then if a crime does occur they can aid police in solving the crime. Make sure that whatever system you choose covers all of the possible entry points. You should also make sure that it is highly visible. Don’t keep your security system a secret. If potential thieves know that the property has a security system or cameras, they are less likely to try to break in. Once you have the system in place, keep it up to date and change the codes regularly.
No one likes to think of a security threat coming from the inside, but the truth is that without background checks you have no way of knowing. Performing background checks on potential employees can prevent employee theft. However, employees aren’t the only people who come into your property. Consider having a sign-in and sign-out log for visitors to keep track of who is on your property. If your entrance doesn’t have a security desk or station, consider a door greeter, who can at least greet and observe everyone who enters and leaves.
Secure Special Equipment
If you have special equipment or things that tend to be easily stolen, like laptops or tablets, establish security procedures for them. When they are not in use, they should be locked up. You should also consider a log-in, log-out system for this type of inventory. Keep these types of items out of sight and locked up, especially at night. This particularly applies to money or IT equipment, but very valuable products should also be secured.
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