Home is usually where we keep the things most valuable to us—whether it’s priceless art, precious memories, or anything in between. And since so many valuable things get stored at home, we all make an effort to secure our homes as best as possible. Now think about the number of assets you have at your business. Are you making the same level of effort to protect your business and all the assets kept there? At Destin Locksmithing, we want you to feel that your business is as secure as your home, if not more. Here are a few steps you can take to ensure your business is protected from opportunists and thieves.
Business Theft Runs Rampant
One of the biggest problems across the board for businesses both large and small is theft. In fact, according to united-locksmith.net, more than $50 million is stolen from businesses across the U.S. each year by employees. Yes, you read that right; that’s just the amount stolen by people working for the business. If you’ve ever felt wary about giving a key to one of your employees, you are well within your rights to be hesitant. Not only do employees manage to steal $50 million a year, it isn’t just a small percentage of employees doing the stealing; 75 percent—that’s three out of four people!—have admitted to stealing from an employer. And 37 percent admit to stealing more than once. Those are some daunting numbers!
Protecting Your Assets
Unfortunately, what those numbers tell us is that adding security measures to the exterior of your business isn’t necessarily going to help. Now, don’t take that to mean you can just leave your doors unlocked; that’s definitely not the case. However, what we’re trying to say is you need to pay attention to how you’re protecting your assets inside as well as protecting the exterior. Here are a few measures that can help:
Keyless Entry Systems
Keyless entry doesn’t need to be restricted to the exterior doors. These electronic numbered or button keypads can be installed on nearly any door and require the knowledge of a programmed code in order to disengage the lock. The good news is, many modern keyless door locks are wi-fi connected, so you can re-program the code at any time, but you can also get instant notifications when the lock is opened. Each time someone leaves your employ, change the code to help prevent break-ins.
Beefing up Security
Installing a safe is another simple measure that can help protect those physical assets. Just be cautious about who you give the code to, as some safes cannot be reprogrammed with a new code as needed. In addition, don’t forget about the power of a video surveillance system. Even if you choose a system that isn’t managed by a firm, knowing that there will be video evidence is often a great deterrent to opportunistic thieves.
If you need help improving your Destin or Panama City Beach business’ security, get help from those who know locks best. Contact the Destin Locksmithing team today for everything from keyless entry to safe installation and more!