Business Crime Prevention

Keeping Your Employees, Customers, and Business Safe

When you run your own business, it’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day operations of making a profit. But it’s good to take a step back and think about keeping your business safe. Let’s explore tips for protecting your business from vandals and potential thieves.

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Install Security Cameras

One of the best ways to prevent crime at your business is to install security cameras. Security cameras can deter criminals from attempting to break into your business, and they can also help to identify criminals if a break-in does occur.

Use Motion-Activated Lights

Another effective crime prevention measure is using motion-activated lights around your business’s perimeter. Motion-activated lights will turn on automatically when someone approaches, which can deter criminals and help you see if anyone is trying to break in.

Use Window Film

Window film is a transparent film that can be applied to glass surfaces. Window film makes it more difficult for criminals to see inside your business, which can deter them from attempting a break-in. Additionally, window film can help to hold glass together during a break-in, making it more difficult and taking longer for criminals to gain entry.

Install an Alarm System

Installing an alarm system is another excellent way to prevent crime at your business. Alarm systems can deter criminals and also notify the police if a break-in does occur.

Alarm systems can also provide quick access to emergency services in the event of a medical emergency or fire.

Lock Doors and Windows

Make sure all doors and windows are locked when your business is closed. This may seem like a simple step, but it’s one that many businesses overlook. Locking doors and windows is an effective way to prevent criminals from gaining entry to your business.

It’s also essential to provide proper training and communicate expectations with employees responsible for locking and unlocking your business.

Train Employees in Security Procedures

It’s essential to train your employees in security procedures so that they know what to do in the event of a break-in or other emergency. Employees should know how to properly lock doors and windows, use the alarm system, and contact the police in an emergency.

Install a Safe

If you keep valuables on your premises, consider installing a safe to keep them in.
Do you store expensive jewelry, precious metals, or cash? Keeping them safe makes it more difficult for thieves to steal them, even during a break-in.

Additionally, installing a heavy safe bolted to the wall or floor can keep criminals from taking the safe.

Keep Valuables Out of Sight

If you keep valuables at your business, keeping them out of sight is essential. Criminals are less likely to attempt a break-in if they can’t see what’s inside, so keep cash registers, safes, and other valuables are hidden from view.

Hire security guards

If you have the budget, hiring security guards is another excellent way to prevent crime at your business. Security guards can deter criminals and provide a physical presence to assist if a break-in does occur or if there is another emergency at your business.

Hiring security guards for the busiest time of day or season is a more cost-effective solution to provide additional security when you need it most.

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