If you own a brick-and-mortar business, it may be vulnerable to theft. Intruders could steal cash, inventory, or valuable equipment, leaving you scrambling to protect your bottom line. Thankfully, there are affordable ways to prevent such losses, from installing security systems to limiting access to master keys. Learn more about these strategies below.
How to Protect a Small Business From Theft
1. Install an Alarm System
A security system that alarms when the building’s threshold is breached is a sound investment. Such systems are designed to deter intruders from sticking around and taking whatever they can. They also alert local law enforcement to the situation, so if burglars do proceed despite the alarm, authorities will arrive at the scene promptly to make the necessary arrests.
2. Secure Doors & Windows
Walk around your building and evaluate the doors and windows that need reinforcing. Consider installing stronger deadbolts on all the exterior doors. Metal grates or protection bars over ground-level windows can also deter criminals. Upgrade old windows to newer models with more secure window locks.
3. Don’t Over-distribute Keys
The more employees who have keys to the premises, the greater the risk of a break-in occurring. Even if you trust your team, you may not necessarily be able to trust those in their household or social circle who could sometimes have access to their keys.
Limit the number of employees who have a key to the property, and make sure each distributed copy is labeled with a “Do Not Duplicate” warning. Reducing the number of people who have keys also minimizes the risk of keys being lost and picked up by nonauthorized personnel.
To install a reliable security system for your business, turn to Tempo Fire and Security LLC. This contractor has been serving homeowners and small businesses across Harrison, AR, since 1983. They are backed by more than a century of combined industry experience. Their highly trained team is equipped to install, maintain, and repair CCTV cameras, burglar alarms, fire alarms, and access control systems. To request a quote for your company’s security system, reach out on their website or call (870) 741-1331.