The business that you own is likely your livelihood. It’s the way that you support your family. It’s also the way that you support the people who work for you and their families as well. If something happens to invade the security of that business, then it can have several effects on yourself, the money that is made and the employees. If you follow a few tips, you can keep your commercial building as safe as possible.< --!more-->
An easy way to monitor the people who enter and exit the building is to install an alarm system. You can use a system that would require those who are entering the building to use a card or a key to get inside. Another option is to install a silent alarm that is triggered when the building is locked in the evening. If someone comes inside, then the alarm is activated. While this might seem futile, it will allow police officers to get to the business without the person knowing, resulting in a better chance of the person being apprehended.
Examine The Exterior:
Look at the outside of the building. You might need to look at restoring the facade of the business so that it’s secure and sturdy. You may even want to look into why facade restoration is necessary. Brick is often the best material to use outside. Fire escapes, columns and the balustrades usually weaken faster than the rest of the exterior, so you need to make sure that they remain updated and in the best condition. If the exterior of the business has weak spots, especially near entryways, then it makes it easier for someone to get inside. It also poses a safety issue when it comes to severe weather as high winds can knock down supports. High winds and rain can also cause damage to the windows and doors if they aren’t sturdy and reinforced.
A guard can be placed at the entry doors to monitor the people who enter the building. You should also consider hiring a guard who can walk the perimeter of the building. Keeping a guard in the building will make employees feel a bit safer because someone will be readily available in the event that anything were to happen in the business.
Install cameras at various points of the building. If you don’t want people to know that the cameras are there, disguise them to look like something else. You can also recess them into the ceiling so that they aren’t detected. The cameras can help view registers to ensure that no one is taking money from the business.
The safety of your business is of the utmost importance for yourself and your employees. From upgraded exterior elements to security guards, there are a few easy things that you can do to ensure your business is safe. Make a plan of action for everyone in the business so that they know what’s going on with the new features that are added.