1. Review and Replace Locks
If your business is in a newly leased or purchased property, there’s a chance that the previous owner still has access to the establishment. The only best way to protect the establishment from unauthorized entry would be to change all the entry locks. While this may be an insurance requirement, doing so should help keep the premises safe. Look for a locksmith to help inspect and change the locks, and any other security issues you might have in the establishment.
2. Smart Access
Although standard locks may help keep the establishment safe, automatic door lock systems and smart locks provide added security to your business. Smart access systems make restricting access to various parts of the business easy, while automatic door locks ensure no door is ever left unlocked. You, however, should be prepared to pay a bit more for these locking systems to enjoy the benefits.
The smart access systems log everything from anyone entering the property to those with access to various parts of the business. That said, you can remove or grant access to anyone remotely when necessary. Read more on smart security in this blog from Barclay Simpson.
3. Install Security Lights
Very few intruders (if any) will want to target a well-lit premise. Most of them will only target dark and poorly lit establishments, one of the reasons you should invest in security lighting. Security lights with motion sensors, especially passive infrared sensors, will only activate when motion is detected. This catches the intruder unawares forcing them to abort their plan.
4. Have An Alarm System Installed
An alarm system can be a huge deterrent to potential criminals. For starters, the alarm system will alert the relevant authorities (including yourself) when triggered. This thus lets you monitor the business premise while at home. The police or security firm will be alerted and respond to the system’s signal on time, thus saving you from possible burglary.
5. Ensure the Perimeter Is Well-Secured
A perimeter fence and decent gates can help keep intruders away. You, however, should ensure the gates are secured and locked with good quality locks.
6. Use Anti-Climb Measures
The perimeter fence and locked gates might not be enough to keep intruders from targeting your business premise. Investing in anti-climb paint and spike might just be the solution to keep them away. These measures make it almost impossible for one to climb over the fence, hence will deter an opportunistic robber.
7. Have A Security Guard In Place
Enlisting the services of a security firm can help keep the property safe through the night. Although you might have to cough up more money for the added security, this measure is worth every penny. Consider teaming up with other businesses in the premise to keep the costs down.
8. Remain Vigilant
Always follow your gut feeling should you notice someone acting abnormally around the business. Have the security guards look into it to ensure no one is running surveillance on your property. In case of any risk, lock yourself in the building and contact the police immediately.