You’ve worked hard to get your business up and running and you want to be sure to enjoy the fruits of your labor as the enterprise grows. A big part of that is learning how to keep the place safe from crime. Compliance and safety are two areas conventional robbery training stresses and, while these are excellent parts of a total security package, there are a few proactive measures the average business owner can take as well. Following are a few tips that should be a big part of a complete security effort.
Point your electronic eyes in the right spots
These days, you’d be selling yourself short if you didn’t have some kind of security camera system working for you. There are many different variations to choose from including those that get hardwired when they are installed or the wireless versions that provide more camera mobility. The best of these choices will allow you to see what’s going on at your business through your phone even when you’re away. However, none of these choices will do much good if you don’t place the cameras in the right areas.
Most business people understand that entrances and exits need to be covered but you should take the time and spend the money to ensure every point of customer interaction is being watched with an electronic eye as well. Making sure your cameras are covering your yard and any outdoor storage facilities will ensure you can provide police with good descriptions if there’s a robbery or theft.
Maintain and design your shop for safety
There’s no need to spend a lot of money when you’re looking for some proactive solutions to crime. Taking a few minutes to understand how to best use the areas you have in and around your store can be a big step in prevention. Start with the front of your shop. Strategically placed concrete curbs and clearly marked walkways around the front of your building channel both cars and foot traffic into visible areas you can control.
Remember too that if you maintain the area outside your business and it looks like someone is caring for it, criminals will think twice about committing a crime there. Studies have shown that a rundown area actually invites theft and vandalism to say nothing of the bad first impression you’ll make with potential customers.
Make The Most of Nature
Those high hedges around store windows might give the place a natural look that attracts customers, but they also catch a criminal’s eye when they are looking for the next place to rob. Hiding spaces and blind spots need to be considered and you should be looking at eliminating bushes and even trees and fences that can create an opportunity for a criminal.
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