Everyday, it seems there is another crime in the evening news. Another burglary and, hopefully, another criminal captured. So, what exactly attracts a burglar?
Unfortunately, many of us do things each and everyday that attract burglars and unwanted observations. Have you ever left valuable objects visible and accessible after business hours? What about allowing the mail to pile up over a long holiday weekend? All of these things lay a welcome mat out for unwanted visitors who could do serious damage.
Here at Sonitrol, we turned the tables. Instead of working to prevent break-ins, we got inside the mind of a burglar to understand what makes them tick. Read on to learn more about how you can protect yourself and your business.
Lessons Learned from a Pro
We all know the rules: lock your doors and close the shades. But, aside from investing in a Sonitrol business security system, what else can you do to prevent break-ins?
- Lock up – Locking your doors after business hours is obvious, but are you sure to lock up your valuables? Sensitive documents and information, keys, bank bags and other important items should be stored in a safe, out of sight, at all times.
- Keep an eye out – Does anything look suspicious? Be aware of strange or unexpected visitors or cars parked in the parking lot overnight. If you see something, alert a security guard or police.
- Landscaping – A well manicured yard makes for a beautiful work facility, but make sure you are not doing more harm than good. Shrubbery provides a clean presentation but can also be an excellent hiding place for a person to commit burglary.
- Mail Call – If you decide to close the office for a long holiday weekend or let your employees have an extended Christmas break, make sure you designate someone to pick up the mail. Allowing papers and envelopes to pile up tells your burglar that no one has been there for quite sometime, and to make himself at home.
Keeping these things in mind when securing your business will not only protect your business, but provide a peace of mind. If your business needs additional security, contact Sonitrol to learn more about our business security systems or for a free security assessment to learn which products suit your business.