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How To Protect Your Business

by Wade Black

When you own a business, you have a lot of things to worry about and plan for. One of those things is the security of your actual, physical place of business. Businesses are often subjected to robberies, vandalism, and other threats. Fortunately, there are many things you can do, in addition to having good, strong locks on every door and window, to keep your business safe.

Replace Keys and Locks Regularly

Some businesses will use the same set or sets of keys for years and years. This is a security hazard though. To begin with, when keys get worn down and have trouble being fitted into locks, they can start wearing the locks themselves down, making them easier to pick.

Secondly, if your business is run like most, employees come and go, and some of them leave without turning in their old keys. If you have working keys floating around in the world, which is almost inevitable after a few years in business, you are putting your business at risk, and it's just not worth it. Be willing to change your locks and keys regularly, at least once every two years or so.

Utilize Obvious Security Cameras

Security cameras can be a business's best friend. With these cameras, you can see everything that goes on on business property.

If you can't afford to outfit every space with cameras, at least place them near entrances and exits. That way, you'll know if anyone is coming into your business when they shouldn't be.

You'll want to make these cameras obvious to deter potential criminals from committing dangerous and harmful acts in the first place. And, if they do happen to carry out their plans, you'll be able to catch them in the act.

Invest in Quality Deadbolts

In addition to having strong, secure locks on all of your business's doors, it's also wise to invest in a second lock known as a deadbolt. Deadbolts are extremely strong, especially if you go with the higher quality ones.

Some thieves won't even bother trying to pick a deadbolt, and those who do attempt to break in will have to get through two locks, rather than just one, which could make them more likely to become noticed and caught.

As you can see, there are many ways in which you can take control of your business's security. Don't let your business go under-protected a moment longer. Take these steps as soon as possible. Talk to a professional like Anderson Lock & Safe, LLC for more information.