Your entrance and exits should be well lit after hours. This will deter robbers from loitering around your doors as the passersby can see them.
Always check your doors if they are in good condition. Check if there are signs of tampering. Back doors should be made of heavy, solid material. Don’t put any windows on these doors. Put a peephole instead. If you open the rear door during business hours, make sure you have a lockable security screen in place. Don’t forget to lock them up after business hours.
Secure all windows and make sure they cannot be tampered with from the outside. Check all windows are shut and locked before you go home. Aside from the front door, windows are usually the entry points of burglars.
Regularly check your locks for signs of tampering. Invest in a heavy duty lock to deter criminals. The harder it is to break your locks, the longer it is for the criminals to stay in your place and they don’t want that. They want to be in and out as soon as possible.
Do not provide access to the roof. Keep all ladders and trash bins away from this area. Keep the skylight closed and locked at all times.
Invest in a good alarm system and install them in all entry points. Put up signs that say your establishment is protected by an alarm system.
Limit key access to people you truly trust. Only selected people should have access to your computerized records, safe and alarm codes. Change locks and keys, alarm codes, etc. after terminating an employee.
Do not leave money in the safe after business hours. Deposit cash immediately to the bank. Put up a sign that says no money is left in the premises overnight. Secure your safes to the floor and hide them.
CCTV Camera Systems
It’s also a good idea to invest in a good video surveillance system. CCTV systems are the number one deterrent against crimes. Burglars don’t want to bother with an establishment protected by a CCTV system because they don’t want the police to have a record of their images. Place your cameras near the entrance and near all doors. These places should be well-lighted so that the camera can take clear videos. Your camera should also be vandal proof and choose a camera that gives clear images so you can identify the crooks. These can be valuable evidence in court.
If crooks really want to break into your store, they will do it no matter what but having these security measures in place will make them think twice about actually doing it.
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