Whatever your business may be, you’ve invested a lot of time, money, and effort building it up. You’ve spent thousands of dollars acquiring furniture and tools that keep productivity going at a healthy pace. You’ve spent money creating a space with the right aesthetics for branding and for the comfort of the people who work there.
During a break-in, a lot of things can happen. Your tangible goods can be stolen. The beautiful environment you’ve carefully created can get vandalized and destroyed. Your inventory can be taken, leaving you with a huge debt and nothing to sell. Trade secrets, proprietary systems and designs, research details, patents you haven’t yet filed, financial information, and so much more can be taken away, falling into the wrong hands and bringing you to ruin.
What’s more, a break-in can open you to a lawsuit if even one of your employees feels you haven’t taken the right precautions to protect them or their personal belongings.
To avoid the hassle, headaches, and possible business closure that can result from a break-in, invest in the right commercial locks.
Protect Your Inventory
Whether you’re a bookstore, a computer parts shop, or a tea warehouse, you carry goods and inventory worth thousands of dollars (or more). You also store away the materials, components, and ingredients you need for the products you manufacture or assemble and then sell. What would happen to your business if you walked into work one morning and all this was gone?
Your insurance would cover the losses, but it would take you a long time to restock. It’s possible that you may not even be able to find some of the items you urgently need because of a temporary shortage or other reasons beyond your control. If you can’t fulfill your orders because of stolen inventory, you could make a lot of customers unhappy, resulting in the loss of a significant percentage of your clientele.
Create a Safer Environment for Everyone
With outdated or ineffective locking systems, you may not be keeping your employees safe enough. If anyone can just walk into your building without the proper badges or without identification systems in place, your employees may not feel that they are working in a safe environment; as a result, productivity may decrease as anxiety and stress levels rise.
To keep everyone inside your business feeling safe, and actually being safe, invest in a locking system that truly keeps them protected.