There is a break-in every 25 seconds in the United States. Although half of those criminal entries were at residences, the other half were illegal entries into a business. To make sure your company isn’t one of those that suffer a break-in that occurs every minute of every day at the hands of lawbreakers, use these six security practices to protect your company.
Your business is at its most vulnerable when you close the doors and turn that lock. To make sure no one can gain entry, consider installing roll-up sheet doors. The solid steel protection covers the glass, and that makes entrance difficult.
If you do suffer a break-in, you can help the police identify the culprits by using surveillance monitors or cameras outside the building and inside. Research also shows that posting notices that surveillance is active can deter would-be robbers.
Cut back tall bushes and shrubs to prevent lingering in the darkness by the criminals. Leaving an open area around your building will allow surveillance to work more efficiently, too.
With more than 2.5 million businesses suffering break-ins each year, most stand-alone companies rely on fences for protection from intrusion. Fences made from wood, chain-link, and composite materials can be built up to eight feet high, and that equals protection.
Most business operations will use the internet daily to sell products or locate information. To protect your company from hacker intrusion, update your firewall frequently. Include virus protection in the cybersecurity package you purchase.
Bright lights can help illuminate both the indoors and outdoors, in doorways and all around the property. You can choose from motion sensor lights or brightly lit bulbs that you can manually turn on when you lock the building. Make sure your lights are high enough that a nefarious individual can’t break them.
Protecting your business doesn’t have to be complicated. Use these six ideas above to improve your company’s security. You will be glad you did.