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Simple Steps to Protect Your Business

When you first come up with the idea for your dream business, everything is seen through rose-coloured glasses. Once your idea becomes a real “bricks and mortar” venture, you have to take off those glasses and start thinking of your business as a target for would-be thieves. Of course having a security system and protection 24 hours a day, seven days a week is an important piece of the puzzle, but there is always more you can do to keep your investment safe.

Lock the Door!

Simple, right? Just lock the door. You would be absolutely amazed to learn how many businesses are robbed without any signs of forced entry, because the last employee to leave forgot to lock the door in the rush to get on with their evening. Perform spot checks regularly, and make leaving the property unsecured a serious offence within your company. A heavy metal crossbar that needs to be added as a final measure can help serve as a reminder to do one last thing before heading home for the night.

Shine a Bright Light

Dark shadows around entries and exits are like a big “Come on in!” sign to clever thieves. Really bright lights are a great way to deter thieves and other not-so-desirable characters from hanging out on your property. If you’re worried about the environment, not to mention your utility bills, motion detector lights can stay off when not in use.

Empty the Cash Register

Cash is king in the criminal world, which is why your cash register is always an attractive option. However, if it’s clearly visible to the outside and clearly empty at the end of the day, it’s way less appealing. Lock up your cash tray in a safe and leave the register open to let thieves know that your business is not the target they’re looking for today.

You can do a lot to protect your business from losses just by making it less attractive to thieves than the place down the road. If you’re looking for more ways to protect your business from thieves, we can help with everything from a comprehensive security assessment to total security monitoring packages. Call us today to keep your business safe!

Edward A.