There are many high-tech security options out there, but don’t underestimate these tried and true methods. Here are our top 8 ways to ward off unwanted late night visitors to your business building.
- Use motion Lights. Motion sensing lights flood a small area with bright light when movement is detected. The abrupt change in lighting calls attention to the area and startles a burglar.
- Parking lots should have good lighting. Keep parking lots and the surrounding areas well lit to make it hard for trespassers to hide or sleep.
- Keep garbage cans and dumpsters locked. Eliminate dumpster access to anyone not affiliated with your business. Locking up the trash keeps scavengers searching for food or other discarded items away from your property.
- Keep your property free of debris. A maintained property sends the signal that it is well cared for and most likely supervised. Intruders prefer neglected spaces where they won’t be bothered or removed from the property.
- Trim bushes as a deterrent for people trying to hide or sleep. Transient individuals look for areas hidden from view and that provide shelter. By keeping the bushes trimmed you’ll remove these secluded areas.
- Janitors need to keep doors locked while cleaning the offices. Late night cleaning crews make themselves and your building an easy target if doors are left unlocked while they work. Intruders can easily sneak into the building unnoticed through the front door.
- Install security cameras. No one wants to be filmed while committing a crime. Security cameras around your property add an extra risk factor for burglars. A camera is also useful for identifying a criminal if a crime is committed.
- Hire a security officer. This is the most effective burglar deterrent available. The presence of a security officer signals to intruders that they are entering a highly monitored area, making your business less approachable. Security officers will also escort trespassers off the property when necessary.
It’s always smarter to be proactive than reactive when it comes to the security of your property and the safety of your employees.