You may be tempted to think that your business is not a target of crime just because your enterprise hasn’t been targeted so far – or maybe it has been, but the damage was minimal. Here’s the bad news: chances are you’ll be bothered more because crimes against businesses are on the rise. However, here’s the good news: with a few simple steps you can dramatically increase the safeguarding of your business without investing too much of your time or money.
Securing points of entry
The bad guys won’t be able to enter easily if your points of entry are secured well. Sure, any barrier can be breached – but think about it: how much noise do you want to make, how long do you want to spend trying, and what materials would you need to do the job? The stronger your points of entry are secured, the better your chances are of preventing crime from happening.
Checking the doors
The obvious place to enter is through the door. Make sure you have a strong door that cannot easily be breached or destroyed. The lock is important – but so is the quality of the door itself.
Windows are often too easy
The advice about the door should go double for the windows: often an elbow is all it takes.
Your lights are a deterrent
The more lights you have on around the perimeter, the safer you will be. Criminals don’t like to be seen, and a well-lit area acts as a great deterrent.
Alarm systems really work
Make sure your alarm system is supplied by a licenced security company Exeter offers, like Titan Security, that can advise you and provide you with a central monitoring station.
To be doubly sure, make sure you hide all the valuables from plain view; a would-be burglar is more likely to give up their malicious plans if they know that they have to look for the valuables, whilst they are surely encouraged to push through if that expensive laptop or the safe with possible cash is right there in plain view.
One last tip: it’s all about creating as many barriers as possible – these barriers don’t make it impossible, but they discourage. Keep your fences high and maintain them well. The more time it takes for someone to circumnavigate an obstacle, the more likely it is they give up before they ever start. A little investment in safety goes a long way; be smart and be safe.