Small businesses are popular targets for burglars. As an organization, it is important that you have the best possible security measures to protect your business, its assets and your staff. With burglars becoming more advanced in their methods, it is vital that you do everything you can to protect your business’ interests. While it might be surprising, a locksmith can provide you with many of the systems you will need to combat theft.
Video surveillance is paramount to business security for many reasons. When security cameras are visible they work as a deterrent to potential burglars. Also, if a burglar does get into your building, you should be able to identify them, increasing the chance that police will catch and prosecute them. A locksmith will be able to inspect your premises to determine the number and types of security cameras you need and where to put them.
There are a lot of things to consider when getting video surveillance. To give your business the best cover possible, call an expert to help you decide.
A Sturdy Lock
Nothing beats a burglar better than a sturdy lock. Instead of using normal locks you can find in any home, consider upgrading to a high security lock. High security locks are patented or similarly restricted which means that it is forbidden to hand out blank keys, and you need special equipment to duplicate them. This gives your business an added layer of security as you know it is extremely unlikely someone will break in using a copied key.
The second benefit to using a high security lock is they tend to be virtually impossible to break. Compared to some of the best deadbolts on the market, high security locks can’t be broken even with the strongest of kicks. High security locks also have a special sidebar which makes them highly pick resistant. Rotating tumbler pins and tight tolerances also make these locks bump resistant. By replacing your regular locks with high security ones, you can stop many burglars from being able to enter your premises.
Additional measures you can add to the locks are things like a bar. The rear doors are usually a favorite for burglars as they are out of sight, but adding a bar to the rear door will make it impossible for them to open it from the outside.
Put Them in the Spotlight
Light is an effective method of deterring potential thieves. Lighting areas like the doors and potential window entrances means a thief would have to work extremely quickly to avoid being caught. When you add this to high security locks then you will have made your entrance virtually burglar proof. Mercury and metallic vapor lamps are great because they are almost unbreakable.
It is also a good idea to light the windows at the front of the premises. That way if any police units are patrolling nearby they are more likely to see any intruders.
Keep it in the Safe
There are so many different types, sizes and shapes of safes that it would take days to list them all. The point remains that a safe is the best possible place to secure any valuables like cash or expensive electronic equipment from theft. However, it is always advised to leave as little cash in the building or home overnight as possible. A locksmith will be able to advise you on the safe that best suits your business needs.
Another great feature to add to safes is a silent alarm, that way the police will be notified immediately if any unauthorized person did gain access.
Protecting your business doesn’t have to be complicated. By making small changes to the exterior of the building and by using better locks, you can deter potential burglars. By using a locksmith to assess your security needs, you can avoid the hassle and upset that burglary can cause.
Coastal Contract Hardware is an experienced trustworthy locksmith, including installation and maintenance of security systems, as well as a local dealer for safes. We service areas in North and South Carolina such as Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Conway, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Horry County, SC and other surrounding areas.