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You may have invested tens of thousands in acreage and structures or be worried about a warehouse filled with expensive goods. They may be insured, but the last thing you need is having people trespass to steal or vandalize your assets. It looks bad for your image, slows operations, and still costs you money in lost opportunities, employee time, and cleanup.
Having good security is necessary to ensure that your assets are available to continue doing business. Here are some modern security practices that will help keep your business property safe.
1. Automate Lights and Noise
Adequate lighting ensures that thieves or vandals can be clearly spotted from the street or by any neighbors. Entry points like doors and windows should be especially well-lit. Remove any shrubs or landscaping that might provide hiding places.
Finish up your exterior protection with motion-activated lights and alarms. Intruders know that's sure to draw attention, and being suddenly caught in a floodlight while alarms are going off will not only put them to flight, but discourage them from ever coming back.
2. Electronic Eyes
Today's security cameras provide customizable solutions. Wireless versions can be managed with a smartphone and can instantly upload video. There are also thermal imaging models available.
Put a camera over each entry point, along exterior walls, and in the interior at critical points such as the lobby, server rooms, loading docks, and wherever valuables are stored. Use both conspicuous and hidden cameras. Ideally, any intruder that isn't scared off will be recorded for police from multiple angles.
Consider upgrading to electronic locks. Keys can be copied and locks picked. Keycard swipes automatically register the user and timestamp, and are difficult to forge. Even more secure are biometric devices that scan fingerprints, retinas, or other physical traits.
These are extremely difficult and sometimes impossible to fake. Biometric locks are also quick and easy to use, while eliminating any concerns about lost or stolen keys or keycards.
4. Safety and Security
There are security providers available such as Tele-Plus who can design and implement unique solutions for your business premises, as well as provide service and maintenance. This covers a range of systems from fire safety to keycard access points. Look for technicians that are Installation Quality certified to meet the latest standards.
Don't wait until after a break-in has taken place. You should be proactive about installing all the available security measures you can budget for, from day one.