Theft in your business can affect you even when you’re not around to see it happen. Those are the times where it’s most likely to occur, and there is little you can do to protect yourself if you don’t take the necessary precautions. If you want to avoid a huge source of loss for your company, take these precautions to make sure your business can defend from theft.
Purchase Roll-Up Doors
Most storefronts in big cities use roll up doors to provide some protection from thieves looking to get into a building over night. The doors protect windows from breaking, something that simple accordion metal doors will not do. Roll up doors are easy to deploy each night before you leave the premises, and they are fitted with a simple padlock to keep them protected over night. Plus, they have the added advantage of being loud. Even if someone broke into your door, bystanders would certainly here it slide up during the theft.
Reinforcing doors without windows can help you defend against intruders looking to gain entry through brute force. Entry doors at the rear of the building, for instance, rarely have glass and are easy to reinforce. Strike plates can also be installed, so that users cannot kick a door from the frame.
Motion Activated Lighting
If you replace some of the lighting in your main floor with motion-activated lighting, you’re bound to catch some thieves unprepared if they enter your store. The lighting should trigger the moment they are inside, instead of as they enter. This makes it easy to catch thieves in the act, especially if your store is rigged with a camera system to record their movements.