|Business Burglary Prevention
Is your business safe from burglary? The following information is designed to help you fight business burglary from crime prevention approach. A crime prevention approach includes identifying areas of criminal vulnerability and implementing appropriate security measures to prevent your business from becoming a victim of a burglary. For your business burglary prevention program to be effective active participation, interest, and concern is needed.
Remember the following:
At night, properly placed lighting can deter burglars. Lighting by itself does not prevent crime. Many times businesses are burglarized even though well lit, however proper lighting increases the chance that a burglar will be detected by a witness or police during the commission of the crime. The longer the burglar is exposed in a well lit area, the greater the chance of detection. Burglars do not want to be detected, and in most cases will choose a poorly lit business as a target. Unless you have formal or informal surveillance of an area, lighting may not always prevent crime. In fact, good lighting without surveillance may actually encourage criminal activity in some cases. Good surveillance and lighting used together, however, provide the business with the first line of defense against burglary.
The electricity provider for your business can provide information and install outdoor lighting.
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There are two basic types of intruder detection alarms, audible and silent. The basic purpose of an alarm device is to deter an intruder from entering your business or to alert law enforcement of an illegal entry. Alarms can also assist police in the apprehension of the suspect. Different types of alarm systems include:
PadlocksThe most common assaults on padlocks are made with bolt-cutters or pry bars. Quality padlocks should have the following:
The chain, wire, or hasp that you use with the padlock should also be made of high quality hardened steel.