Top 5 Ways Burglars Enter BusinessesPosted By Michael Goris
If you're a business owner, then you need to do everything you can to protect your assets. Burglars know that unprepared businesses are great for making a quick buck. You must be prepared for anything. Knowing how burglars think can help. These are the top 5 ways burglars enter businesses.
Through the Main Entrance
What easier way for a burglar to enter your business than right through the main entrance? This is actually the most common way for a burglar to attempt entry into a business. The main entrance is usually the first area a business owner will know to monitor when setting up a security system. And monitoring the main entrance for your business is not difficult.
Assuming that your main point of entry is a door, then a simple door sensor will likely do the trick. These devices are extremely easy to install, and there are a plethora of great options available. You should have no trouble finding the perfect door sensor for your alarm system. Make sure you don't over look arguably the most important sensor for your system!
Through a Window
Does your business feature windows? Well you better monitor them! Don't think an intruder won't use one as an entryway. An unlocked window is a quick and easy way to gain access. And more aggressive burglars won't hesitate to smash one open. Either way, it can result in a burglar having their way with your company.
Motion detection sensors are a great way to monitor for a burglar entering through a window. This is true whether they open up an unlocked window, or do something less polite (aka, smashing a window). Just position your motion sensor in a spot where it can monitor your windows. If an intruder comes in through the window while your system is armed, an immediate alarm will occur!
This isn't really a way for an intruder to get into your business. Rather, it's what they might go for when they're already in your business, whether it's during store hours or not. If you keep your products in protective glass casings, then some burglars will be gutsy enough to smash the protective casings and make off with a nice haul. Smaller mom and pop stores are often very prone to this, as a burglar might use an accomplice to cause a distraction or diversion to a lone worker.
The obvious solution here is to use one or more glass break sensors. These devices have built-in microphones that allow them to actively listen for the sound of breaking glass. Although these sensors are commonly associated with Perimeter Zones, you might give your glass break sensors a 24-Hour Response Type so that they cause immediate alarms whenever they are activated.
Many business owners aren't the ones who usually arm or disarm the security system. This task is often left to the employees who are the first in and last out every day. If one of your employees forgets to arm the system at the end of the day. That's basically free entry for a burglar. It doesn't matter what security equipment you might have if your system isn't in the proper arming state!
Fortunately, there are ways to check and make sure your business security system was armed at the end of the day. This way, you're not going to lose sleep at night wondering! You can have an interactive monitoring platform like Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com send you a text and/or email alert so that you know the task took place. And if your employees did forget to arm the system, then you can just use the TC2 or ADC mobile app to do so from your phone!
In Broad Daylight
Shoplifting is a serious crime, and most culprits operate right under the noses of business owners and their employees. Remember that a burglary does not require forced entry. This is perhaps the most difficult type of burglary to detect, as these culprits will be trying to be as discreet as possible. But with the right measures put into place, you can put a stop to shoplifting in your store.
Putting security cameras in your store is a great way to monitor any activity that might occur. Another less popular, but still extremely effective, strategy is to position expensive products in a certain section of the store. Then make it so that the only way to get to that section is to fault a ceiling-mount motion sensor. You might also consider placing asset trackers on your most valuable products to find out if anything is taken.
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