It’s your highest priority to protect your business. If you don’t take action on a few key things, are you making your business a target for burglars. Recently, Sonitrol has introduced you to several points on why a business security system will deter suspicious activity, but have you considered what it takes to make your business a target? We’ve compiled a few ideas to get a little burglar action around your business.
3 Ways You are Making Your Business a Target for Burglars
1. Provide Open Access to all Individuals
How many times has your boss said, “My door is always open?”
Well, he wasn’t kidding. Without a secured keyless entry system or controlled access, any individual, employee or not, has access to you and your business.
In order to attract the right kind of suspicious activity, the burglar will eventually catch on to the lack of access control and make his move. Who knows? Maybe someone will be working late and surprise him, then you will have a real issue on your hands.
2. Install Fake or Out of Date Cameras
This one fools the burglars every time. But not really. Fake business security cameras look real to you and me, but burglars and thieves with skill know much better. You can’t sham a burglar while they are the ones robbing you.
Another great way to never catch a thief is to invest in less-than-quality security cameras. Since you upgraded to “real” cameras, make sure they actually work. Were they manufactured within the last 10 years? If not, you should bump your upgrade one more time. To nab a thief, invest in the proper video recording devices for your business. Low-grade security cameras or out-of-date devices will only make it harder to determine a thief’s identity.
3. Turn out all the Lights
Better yet, do that before you walk outside of your facility. Because with the snazzy fake video security cameras, you will attract the best thieves around!
Without proper lighting in and outside of your facility, you might as well send an invitation to the neighboring burglars to invite them in for a free for all. With the exception of large overhead lighting, soft lighting should be left on inside facilities and proper outdoor lighting should illuminate the parking lot and sidewalks on the property. This protects the business and all employees entering and exiting the premises.
Unfortunately, these items have all be implemented by a few decision makers here and there. Even though this is a farce with a hint of sarcasm, these are all items to remember when considering the safety of your business and your employees.
Are you making your business a target for burglars?