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In part one of our new Business Theft Prevention series, we uncovered some great ways to make sure you’re doing all you can to prevent your business from falling victim to no good thugs who make a living off unknowing prey. If you didn’t catch part one, you can find it HERE. Today, we will give you even more great tips and information. Keep following this exciting series to become an expert in business theft prevention!
Business Theft Prevention Part 2
We start today with the front door. Business front doors should be locked if possible and require a way of communicated with a person at the front door without opening it. The Genius Intercom is an inexpensive door intercom that can alert you when deliveries are made in the back of your warehouse. Ask delivery personnel to show ID through the intercom camera before you open the door, even if the person is driving a company truck is wearing a uniform. Anyone can put on a uniform (case in point, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective).
By simply installing inexpensive door alarms on ware house fire exit doors that are not used regularly, you have found a quick and easy way to keep secure.
Padlocks. Use them. Use padlocks on roof ladders and outdoor storage sheds and ALWAYS keep any tools-like extension ladders, locked up to prevent easy access to upstairs windows. A determined thief will not be deterred by such a measly thing as height.
Although this next one may seem obvious, it’s still important. Make sure that your parking lot, back driveway and front entry are all well-lit at all times. Have all dark areas lit for improved safety, even during the day! Motion detecting or heat sensing lights provide safety and save energy.
Lastly, landscaping should be done with the intent of visibility, not privacy. There’s a thin line between safety and privacy. From a security point of view, it is better to not have obvious hiding places like overgrown shrubs that could conceal burglars from the street or the business.
Giving You All the Information You Need
Business theft prevention is a necessity for any successful business. By following these advanced tips, you can rest easy knowing that your company will be protected from the crooks who want to steal what you’ve worked so hard for. Stay tuned for Part 3 of this exciting and education series that will give you all the best business theft prevention tips.
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-Electronic Eye Security Team