Business offices nowadays are the targets of burglars. News of offices being burgled is becoming common today. Some business owners, especially small and medium business owners have received calls at the middle of the night or early in the morning that their offices have being burgled or are being burgled. Definitely, you will be destabilized or would not be in your true sense if you receive a call that your office has been burgled. Your mind will be occupied with a lot of worries due to the numerous important documents and valuables in your office. Indeed, many businesses have lost a lot of valuables such as laptops, computers, TVs, important files and others through the activities of burglars. It can be a very painful experience. So, if you do not want to have such an ugly experience, it is important that you protect your business office against burglars. Here are some of the tips that you can apply in order to protect your office against thieves.
· Improve the physical security
There are a lot of surveillance systems in circulation today. Though it is important that you install these surveillance systems such as cameras and security alarm system, but they should not take the place of physical security. You should make sure that you enhanced physical security. There are various ways through which you can improve your office physical security. Below are some of the ways of improving the physical security of your office.
Use strong padlocks or any other strong lock for your office doors and entryway. Normally, burglars will always want to go unnoticed. They will not want to waste any time or attract the attention of any other person when they are trying to force their way into an office. It will be difficult for them to break strong padlocks.
· Install burglary proofs in your office doors and windows
It is not enough to use strong locks. You should also install burglary proofs to frustrate burglars’ effort to enter into your office. Though some burglars break into offices and homes using strong tools, but you can make it more difficult for them installing burglary proofs.
· Install A/C units high on the wall
Sometimes, burglars push down A/C units and enter through the opening. But if you install you’re A/C units higher on the wall, they will not be able to do that.
· Cover your windows with curtains
It is advisable that you cover your windows with curtains, shades, blinds and frost so that burglars will not see what is inside the office. Burglars normally go where they are sure that they will get some valuables. So, if you cover your office’s window, they will not know what is inside it.
· Improve on human security
You should also make sure that you have a human security officer in your business office. Without a human security, burglars will take time to break any office.
· Install surveillance system
There is great improvement in security system used today. So, it will be of great benefit for you to install these surveillance systems in your office. They will make the work of the human security officers easy.
· Improve your lighting system
Burglars operate in the dark. So, you will scare them away by lighting up every hook and cranny in your office.