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4 Ways to Protect Your Business From Break-Ins

Your business is not only your pride and joy, but also your source of income and the way you take care of your family financially. Break-ins are costly, dangerous, and leave you feeling violated. Luckily, there are specific things you can do to protect your business property from break-ins. Here are four tips for doing just that:

Buy Security Shutters

Security shutters are heavy-duty window and door shutters specifically designed to be extremely difficult to break into. They also make it impossible to see inside your business when they are closed. As an added bonus, they help keep energy costs low and can even help muffle street noise. In addition to preventing break-ins, security shutters prevent vandals from etching, scratching, spray painting, or otherwise damaging your windows and doors. If you'd like to get some installed, consider contacting a local supplier, such as Nevada Rolling Shutter Inc.

Install Motion-Activated Exterior Lights

Exterior lights help deter would-be burglars who don't want to be noticed by neighbors or passersby. Motion-activated lights turn on automatically when someone approaches your building. They are also great because they don't waste energy, keeping your business's electric bills manageable.

Have a Security System Installed

If you want to truly protect your business, it's crucial to have a high quality security system installed, and activate service so it is linked to local law enforcement. Sometimes, just seeing that you have a security system is enough to discourage criminals. If someone does break in, however, the police will be notified immediately. Ideally, you will install a security system with cameras and smart technology so you can monitor your business from home or even on vacation.

Maintain Your Business's Exterior

You probably already spend a great deal of time focusing on the interior of your business, making sure it is an appealing place to shop or do business and that inventory is well-stocked. However, don't forget to also maintain the exterior of your business.

If your business looks abandoned or neglected, it will be more vulnerable to criminals who may assume that no one is around to stop them from breaking in. Keep your business's exterior clean and free of garbage, and take good care of any landscaping you have. If your business is ever vandalized in any way, call the city immediately to have it cleaned up, as leaving graffiti or other vandalism intact will only encourage other criminals.

By following these tips, you can gain peace of mind knowing that you've taken proactive steps to secure and protect your business property.