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Are You Smarter Than A Burglar?

You have to worry about a lot of things when you own a business or a home and theft is one of them. Here are a few helpful tips to help you prevent burglaries.

Conceal the wiring outside of your home or business

Burglars will often cut wires on the outside of your home or office in an attempt to  disable your security and telephone communications. Make their task difficult by concealing all of your external wiring (electrical, security, telephone, cable, etc.), using cable conduits or other means.

Keep cash and valuables in a secure location

If you usually keep cash on hand overnight, or have high-value inventory of any kind, make sure these assets are stored in a secure location within your home or
facility. Small items can be stored in a commercial-grade safe that is bolted in place. For storage of high-value inventory items, consider additional access  control partitions with locked doors to provide additional protection.

Protect your premises with a monitored security system

Installing a security system is one of the best things you can do to protect your home or business. Making sure it is monitored 24 hours per day is essential in achieving the highest level of protection.

Be smart with video surveillance

Video can be one of your most potent deterrents to crime. Be sure the right cameras are in place to provide proper coverage, with high enough resolution to identify details like faces and license plate numbers. Remember, a small investment in your video surveillance system will easily pay for itself.

Shred sensitive business information

Don’t make it easy for criminals to take advantage of account numbers, customer information, employee files, sales data, vendor documentation or other information about your business. By following a strict policy regarding document shredding and processing, you can reduce your overall vulnerability.