When it comes to residences, one of the primary issues with break-ins is the fact that people leave doors and windows unlocked. The same holds true for businesses. Here are a few tips to help your business clients keep their doors and windows secure.
Securing a Company’s Doors
The first thing here goes without saying—keep the door locked when the business is closed. An office building may keep the doors locked at all times to only allow access to employees and approved visitors. Keycards or other forms of smart locking systems are perfect for restricting access.
Motion sensors and video surveillance on doorways are a must. Visible video cameras discourage intruders. Hidden cameras allow for remote monitoring of who is entering or exiting the building. If someone comes through the doors during off hours, the alarm should alert a monitoring company immediately. Plus, the camera allows the monitoring service to see what the issue is in real-time if a crisis occurs during normal business hours.
Window Security Is a Must
For store fronts and office buildings alike, companies should use glass that is harder to break than traditional glass. Using one-way glass is a great way to protect valuables that may be sitting in offices on the perimeter of the building since thieves can’t see in. In a retail business, however, the storefront is an important part of bringing in customers, so while valuable goods will be visible, cameras and lighting can be used to create a deterrent to criminals.
Any windows that open should be locked from the inside when the building closes for the evening, weekends, or holidays. Especially on the ground floor, windows should be outfitted with break detection. This will alert the monitoring service to look at the video cameras, determine the cause of the break, and call the appropriate emergency services immediately.
Regardless of the type of business, NMC is happy to serve as the first line of defense against break-ins, theft, loss, and crisis situations. Call 877.353.3031 to find out how to put our monitoring services to work for your business and residential clients.