30 Jun Protect Your Business Office Building Better
Each office building is different, as are its security needs. To a large extent, the measures needed depend on what’s inside and who is using the building for what and when. Simple mechanical measures like good locks and break-in prevention may be all that’s needed in some situations, while more elaborate measures such as alarms, electronic identification and monitoring could be appropriate in others.
Whatever your overall security needs may be, here are some basics that any business should consider.
Anticipate Problems by Thinking Like a Crook
Take the time to walk around and through your building and look for spots that may be vulnerable. You might never consider breaking an expensive leaded-glass window or kicking in a door or gate, but intruders aren’t so picky—especially if they’re desperate or high on drugs.
Keep Security Devices in Good Working Condition
Locks that don’t work don’t protect anything. Start with good-quality locks and keep them well maintained. Locks that are hard to operate are most often left open and locks that are weak are easily defeated. Replacing them costs a lot less than replacing stolen property, repairing vandalism, or losing business due to downtime. Alarms, sensors, and cameras don’t work if they’re not turned on or operating properly, and camera footage isn’t of much use if you can’t retrieve it when it’s needed.
Don’t Hide Your Security
Some people think that things like cameras or window bars are unattractive or intimidating. That may be true in some cases, but they also tell the world that you’re serious about protecting your property. That alone may be enough to discourage troublemakers and send them looking for an easier target.
Do it Right, But Don’t Overdo It
It’s important to strike a reasonable balance between security and imprisonment. Nobody wants to work or live in a place they feel uncomfortable, and overly restrictive security measures can be as bad as none at all. If your staff neglects to deploy the security—alarms, door locks, cameras—because they think it’s overkill or too much trouble, your business is vulnerable.
Have Well-Defined Security Measures—And Enforce Them
It’s important that your staff knows what measures are in place and why. Even the best security policies are useless unless they’re followed, and that means all the time and by everyone—including the boss.
The better your security measures, the less tempting your building will be as a target. You’ll probably save money on your insurance, too. A good place to start is with good-quality locks. The pros at Alexius Security, The Denver Locksmiths, can help you choose and install the ones that are right for you.
Our services go beyond simply working on locks, too. We can advise you about the best systems for your safety and convenience and recommend security measures for all of your property. Just give us a call at 303.617.3717 or use our online contact form for prompt, professional attention to your security needs.