Every Toronto business needs to have a proper security system put in place no matter what the size of the company. Some business owners feel that if they are not serving the public then there really is no need to have any type of theft protection put in place. Unfortunately this is not the case as almost any place of business could be a potential target for thieves.
It doesn’t mean that you have to spend a fortune on some elite security program. In fact, if you discuss your business security needs with the Toronto locksmiths who specialize in security here at Pre-lock they will be able to help you put an affordable protection system together that will meet all of your requirements.
You already know there are vulnerable areas of your business that require attention like your doors and windows. Aside from having good locks installed on these, keeping them well lit acts as a deterrent. Just make sure that the lighting system cannot be tampered with.
While we are all trying to be energy conscious by turning off lights when not needed, this is not something that you can put into practice during the off hours of your business. It is important to keep the interior of the business lit enough so it can be easily seen from the outside. No thief likes to go about their business in full view. They are less likely to target your Company if they have to deal with interior lighting.
Having a nice landscape for your business is important. What you do not want to do is have the type of outside decor that adds a good camouflage for thieves. High hedges can do this. So reduce the height of these and instead make them wider. Choose the types that have a lot of thorns to them. This will make it difficult for anyone to hide amongst them.
Pay attention to all entry points. If you have bay or receiving doors make sure these have good locks on them and put them up high. A padlock system is ideal for this type of entry.
Motion lighting is important, but you want to be sure that you are buying good quality here. Finally you will want to check out the many other types of alarm systems that are available for your business. They come in great price range and you can start off with a simple system that can be upgraded as your business demands the need for greater security.