Develop A Security Plan
Emboldened criminals can try to rob your business even in broad daylight while people are working there. To prepare for these cases, you’ll need to develop a security plan and go over its details with your employees and business partners. Train your employes on what to do in such a scenario. For tips on do’s and don’ts, check with your local law enforcement center for materials and resources that can help you develop a security plan and train your employees.
Get Good, Sturdy Locks For Doors And Windows
One of the best ways to protect your business is still the old tried-and-true way, which involves installing effective locks and making sure to lock up every day at closing time. You’ll probably also want to lock entrances that are located in more hidden places; criminals often scope target locations beforehand to find the easiest ways to enter unnoticed. For this reason, you’ll want to keep back doors, side doors, and any entrances that are hidden from view locked both after hours and during business hours.
As far as your main entrance goes, you have options here, too. If customers are coming and going all day long, you’ll need to keep this door unlocked during business hours, but remember to lock up after hours. If you have the type of business where not too many people come and go on any given day, consider the type of door that lets anyone out but requires a key or electronic ID to enter. Depending on the type of business you run, where it is located, and how often people doing business with you come and go, you may need to keep even your front door locked to the outside world, for the safety of your business and everyone inside.