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5 Preventive Measures to Secure Your Building

Updated on September 11, 2014
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Burglary, shoplifting, vandalism and many other wrongdoings are committed each day. That is why it is important you know how to keep your building, store, school or office properly secured.

Here are 5 preventive measures you should do to secure your property.

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1. Install high quality industrial locks.

It's one of the most basic safety precautions you can do. Check if the locks you will be using fall under the standards set in your country or state. Make sure that you install the highest quality locks you have on all your exterior doors because those are the first logical points of entry for burglars. These locks are preferably with double cylinder deadbolts and removable collars.

2. Use the right material for your doors.

There are three commonly used materials for doors: wooden, UPVC and metal. Wooden and UPVC doors are fine to be used mostly for the interior parts of your building or office. But for the main entrance and exit, metal doors are preferred. These are sturdier and are better designed or matched to be used with your industrial level locks and padlocks.

3. Install an access control system.

Give access to certain areas within the building only to your authorized employees. This is especially useful if you have certain resources that you would like to keep secured and safe. A quality access control system allows you to easily add, delete or modify user access. It also allows you to download audit trails. And that it generates system reports so you can comprehensibly review who are the people who have been accessing your secured areas.

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4. Put up some security cameras.

You should install security cameras where people enter and exit your building and also at places with high foot traffic. And make sure you assign at least one employee to constantly monitor the feeds from these cameras so that in case of emergencies, somebody can quickly alert you or the authorities. Also, choose cameras with high megapixel count so you can get better video or image resolutions. What this mean is you will get more details out of the videos that your security cameras will be recording.

5. Hire some security guards.

This one you will obviously need if you are serious about protecting your property from burglary. You need to screen the people who are getting in and out of your building so a well-trained security personnel is a necessity. Place them at the entrance points and instruct them to occasionally roam around to check the perimeter just to make sure everything is safe and secured.

Start protecting your building.

In these days of increasing crime rates, you just can never be sure about the security of your property. But if you use the right security measures and if you are vigilant, you can avoid to be a victim and you'll always keep your building safe.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Helpful tips indeed. A secure home and a safe place can make feel most comfortable with their surroundings.