As a business owner, the last thing you want to find is that a burglar has targeted your shop. While you may not be able to guarantee that your business is safe from thieves and intruders, there are a few things that you can do to protect yourself.
Discourage illegal entry
While it may seem obvious, it is paramount to discourage a burglar from entering your business in the first place. You can accomplish this in several ways.
Displaying your most expensive items in storefront windows after closing hours is an enticement to would-be thieves. Ensure that all valuables are locked safely away and out of sight.
- Safeguard your safe
Your safe is the focal point of your valuables, therefore a prime target for burglars. While it may seem counter-intuitive, it is wise to place your safe in a well-lit area that is visible from the street. Any suspicious activity after closing hours will therefore be on display to police patrols as well as passing pedestrians.
Don't forget the roof
While you are burglar-proofing the inside of your business, it is important to remember to check the outside of your building for any burglar friendly areas. While it is vital to ensure that the area surrounding your business is well-lit to discourage any illegal activity, make sure you don't overlook potential outdoor targets for breaking and entering, including the roof.
- Rooftop access and entry points
Make it difficult for burglars to access your roof. Any object that reaches from the ground to the roof has the potential to be scaled by an intruder, including surrounding trees. Ensure the limbs are trimmed away from the roof; you don't want nature to provide a natural ladder for burglars. Likewise, secure any entry points through the roof including, but not limited to, doorways and skylights.
While there are a number of things you can do to lower the risk of a break-in at your business, you would not be amiss to enlist the services of a certified locksmith. After all, all the prevention in the world will mean nothing if a burglar can easily walk through the front door. Some ways a locksmith will be beneficial include, but are not limited to:
- Overall security
A professional locksmith will work with you to ensure that your business is as secure as possible, and can recommend the best security systems for your building.
A locksmith can install your security systems, ensuring that each system benefits and enhances the effectiveness of every security method you choose.
While you may not be able to guarantee that your business will be burglar proof, you can certainly take steps to deter burglars and make your business more secure. (For more information on locksmiths, contact Anderson Lock & Safe, LLC)