There's nothing more exciting as a start-up business than owning your first official property. But now that you own your own business, it's critical to keep it safe. According to the FBI, a burglary occurs in the U.S. every 15.4 seconds.
To help keep your new business safe from robbery, here are five burglary deterrent tips.
Stay connected with your security system.
Use a security system that connects to your mobile device. Not only will it notify you when your business' security system has been armed or disarmed, but it can also alert you to a panic alarm activation. Some security systems allow you to arm or disarm your security from a mobile app as well.
Use business safes.
In the event of a burglary, you want to make sure your valuables are as protected as possible. High-security burglar safes are able to protect valuables worth $50,000 to $1,500,000. They're also able to protect against safe crackers and fire.
Hire responsible employees.
Responsible and trustworthy employees are important not only for preventing internal theft but also external theft. When you train your staff to properly lock up and set alarms, you won't have to worry about burglars having easy access to your business.
Lock all doors and windows.
On the topic of responsible staff, make sure all the windows and doors to your business are locked every night. This includes back doors, which are sometimes propped open during business hours for easy access.
Keep the lights on.
Burglars are less likely to break into a place of business if they believe there are people working inside. A good deterrent, for this reason, would be to keep your business well-lit. Lights on the inside of the business make it seem like employees are still working inside. Likewise, a well-lit outside makes it difficult for burglars to be sneaky. What's more, it's easier to catch burglars on security footage when the area is well-lit.