Qualities Attracting Burglars to Your Business

February 14th, 2020

When you have a business, as the owner, one of your top priorities is keeping the business, your staff, and customers safe and secure when they are on the property. So, if you haven't already invested in a security system for your business, then now is probably the best time to do so. 

Security is essential for all businesses and some burglars find certain industries a bit more attractive than others. Jewelry stores, for example, have more valuable products than a grocery store, so they are more vulnerable when it comes to break-ins. They will need to take those extra security steps to ensure their inventory is safe.

So, what qualities attract a burglar to your business? Read on to find out.

Known Valuables

If you are a business that is well-known for having valuables on hand like jewelry, electronics, medications, and liquor, then you may very well be a prime target for a burglar. They try to find valuable items they can steal and then resell. Once they break-in, they will grab as much as they possibly can and as fast as they can and then sort through everything they grabbed later so they can sell the items off to make a profit.

Cash Heavy

Another quality that attracts a burglar to a business is when the business is cash-heavy. This means they keep large sums of money on hand at all times. Places that tend to be cash heavy like this include pawn stores and banks. They are appealing because the burglar can get a high dollar amount all at once.

Open Late

Burglars are also attracted to those businesses that stay open late. This includes bars, nightclubs, restaurants, gas stations, and convenience stores. They have much longer hours and there are fewer people around overnight and typically only a few employees on staff at a time. These all come together to make these locales a prime target for many burglars.

Keeping Things Secure

So, now that you know if your business is one of the more vulnerable for burglary, there are things you need to do to protect your business. In addition to these tips, you can also review a burglary prevention checklist online to make sure you don't miss anything. 

Video Surveillance. This allows you to keep an eye on your business at all times, even when you can't physically be there. Security cameras are also a great deterrent for thieves so they should be strategically installed around the property and near all windows and entrances. 

Monitored Alarms. When an intruder tries to break-in, an alarm is triggered and a signal is then sent to a monitoring station. This allows for faster response times for the authorities.

Mobile Solutions. This is an easier and more convenient way to manage your security system. Simply log into your account and check the footage and manage your settings from a mobile device.

Window Break Sensors and Door Sensors. These all trigger an alarm and can notify you as well as alert the authorities when someone tries to break into the property.

As you can see, there are many ways you can protect your business and ensure the safety of your employees. All you have to do is contact Premier Surveillance today to go over your business security options to find the right coverage for your industry.