Whether you employ one person (yourself) or thousands, everyone who works for your company depends on it to make their living. You have a responsibility to yourself, your employees, and your customers to keep your business as healthy as possible.
You have enough to worry about, just taking care of day-to-day operations. You don’t need the added stress of unknown factors like criminal activity adding to the challenge.
Crime can be expensive. There are the obvious considerations – the cost of repairs to property, financial impact of lost merchandise or materials. And then there are the intangible by-products of crime. You might have trouble attracting and keeping employees. Customers might shy away from your business. Your property value might drop.
At ProTELEC Alarms, we’ve been helping businesses deter, and respond to, criminal activity for more than four decades. Our experience has made us better able to serve our customers. Here are some things we’ve learned about protecting your business:
1) Make sure there’s no place to hide. A well lit perimeter, and a property clear of trees, shrubs, and other objects that criminals can hide behind can dramatically reduce that chances of a break-in after hours.
2) Fortify the perimeter. Strong locks on doors, unbreakable windows (we prefer polycarbonate coatings to actual steel bars, for aesthetic reasons) and other impediments to entry go a long way in determining which businesses get burglarized and which don’t. Most criminals are opportunists, and are just looking for an easy target. Don’t let your business be one.
3) Install a monitored alarm system. Should someone enter your building, or even worse, target it when employees are on the premises, quick response is a key in safety enhancement and loss prevention.
4) Consider CCTV. Good cameras, coupled with a digital video recorder unit, can document all the goings-on at your business. Not only will they help deter criminals, but they’ll also provide evidence to be used in prosecution.
At ProTELEC Alarms, we are dedicated to protecting our customers’ livelihoods. To find out more about protecting your business with a monitored alarm system, call us toll-free at 877-949-1417 today.