A business can all too easily become a target for burglary or intrusion by professionals who know how to look for a building’s weak spots. Luckily, having a 24-hour security guard is not the only way to protect a building against outside intrusion. A few simple and cost-effective fixes can bolster any building’s security and make the information, products, and employees in your business safer. Read on to discover how you can improve business security for your building today.
- Security Cameras | Many business owners don’t realize the effect that security cameras around the outside of their business can have on business security. The sight of a visible security camera outside the building will deter potential intruders from attempting to break in. The last thing a criminal wants is to be caught on camera; getting caught is too big a risk with the presence of surveillance videos.
- Smarter landscaping | What looks to you like beautiful landscaping to enhance your business’s appearance can mean something completely different to potential intruders. A large shrub is the perfect hiding spot for a criminal who wants to break in to a commercial building. Keep all landscaping minimized and well-trimmed so that there are no plants or other landscaping features big enough to provide a cover for building intruders. Another idea is to install a tall fence around the property that can be locked outside of business hours.
- Secure all doors | Standard locks and keys simply do not make the cut when it comes to good business security. It’s very easy to duplicate standard keys from hardware stores. Instead, you should only go through secure and authorized lock and key distributors for keys that really can’t be duplicated by anyone except the authorized distributor. However, you should also think beyond the locks and keys to your doors. Educate your employees about the important role they can play in stopping intruders from entering the building. Often, intruders enter secure buildings simply by following an employee inside. It is up to you to make sure your employees know not to hold a secure door open for any unknown person.
- Commercial blinds | The windows are the eyes to any building. Just as they allow you to see out, windows allow outsiders to see in. That’s why it’s so important to install the right window blinds. With the right blinds, your windows can actually become an asset to business security. Commercial blinds allow you to decide when you want outsiders to be able to see into the building. When intruders can’t see into a building, they are much less likely to attempt to break in.
Blinds To Go provides high-quality commercial blinds solutions for businesses in the Kansas City area. Contact us today at (816) 920-0260 for more information on how our blinds can improve your business’s security.