Commercial burglary prevention can be as simple as checking your doors or as complex as conducting a risk and safety assessment on your multifamily apartment community, industrial property, office space, and other types of commercial properties. Here are some ways to deter burglars and thieves.
How Can You Increase Commercial Burglary Protection?
Break-in Prevention Outside Your Commercial Property
Thieves and burglars do not want to be seen. These criminals usually look for dark and hidden areas to enter a commercial property like garages, loading docks, alleys, back fences, and locations without lighting. You can combat this problem in different ways. One way is to install motion-activated lights around entrances such as the roof, roof-access ladders, windows, and doors.
Another way to increase your commercial burglary protection is to trim shrubbery. If bushes or other plant life are too high, a burglar can hide behind the plants. The motion-activated lights may not register this kind of motion.
An on-site or virtual security guard can deter criminal activity outside your commercial property. A security guard can patrol your property and look for suspicious behavior. It is important to have all potential entrances watched. An on-property security guard can only watch one location at a time. A remote security guard can watch multiple entrances with on-site outdoor surveillance cameras and call the local police if they see suspicious behavior.
Burglary Prevention In Your Property
Additional commercial burglary protection steps should be implemented at building entrances, such as front and back doors. Doors are not professionally secured can be identified by burglars as easy targets. They can tell by protruding cylinders. Fittings can often be unscrewed. Security door fittings protect both mortise locks and door cylinders against being broken or pulled off. The sight of a security fitting can also deter criminals.
Multiple locks can also add to your burglary protection. A complex lock will require special tools and take more time to unlock, making burglary more difficult.
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Please call toll-free (866) 382-3873 or contact Stealth today for more information on commercial burglary protection. Visit Stealth’s web site to see actual videos of criminals being apprehended at a range of commercial real estate properties.