Tips for Improving the Security of Your Commercial Building


The security of your commercial building should be considered as important as anything else about your company, as protecting that building from vandalism and theft will help to contain insurance costs, avoid workflow stoppage, and ensure the security of your personnel. Note a few tips for improving the security of your commercial building, whether that's a warehouse, storefront, office, or any other type of company.


If you don't have a fence around your property, it may be time to get one! Note the various options of fencing specifically for how they would make it difficult for an intruder to get onto your property; for example, a chain link fence with wide slots in the mesh is easy to climb, whereas one with very small mesh openings doesn't offer much of a toehold. Wrought iron bars are also difficult to scale.

If you don't like the look of a fence around the property, camouflage it with dense shrubbery, and choose something with thorns for even more security! Blue spruce, fire thorn, black thorn, and holly are all very attractive and very thorny choices.


Strong lighting can deter potential thieves and intruders, who avoid a property that makes them easily seen by neighbours or anyone walking around the neighbourhood. Bright lighting also makes it easier for patrol officers to see your property and note any potential intruders on the grounds.

Drive around your property at night and note any "dead zones" or very dark areas that would provide good cover for an intruder; Install more street lamps in those areas as necessary, even over sections of fencing, and also ensure that the building entryways and windows are properly illuminated at night.


Closed circuit TV, or CCTV, cameras are a great choice for monitoring your building, and their presence alone can deter intruders, vandals, and thieves from coming onto the property. You want to place the cameras where they will get the best view of entry points, but it's also good to ensure potential intruders can see those, to make them think twice about actually entering the grounds. Consider CCTV cameras on the tops of light pole in the parking lot and over entryways, and around various points of your perimeter fence.

Plan the cameras along with your lighting, as you want the light to illuminate the area to be filmed without shining directly at the camera, potentially obscuring the picture. A security camera installer can assist with the best placements, angles, and lighting to maximize security on your property. For more information, contact a business such as Commercial Locksmiths.


30 March 2017

Locks, Keys and Safe: Updates on Crime and Hacks

Hi, my name is Max. I have been around the locksmith industry since I was a little kid, and as I got older, I begin investigating crime and hackers. In order to have the safest and most secure locks and safes, you need to know what criminals and hackers are doing. You need to know about the threats so you can identify the best ways to secure your home and office. In this blog, I plan to explore facts, news and cutting edge research about locks, keys and safes. I also plan to look at the dark side of things and discuss how criminals and hackers are currently getting past security. Ultimately, I hope this info helps lead you to the safest locks.