‘Tis the season for festivities and merriment! Unfortunately, ‘tis also the season for break-ins and thefts.
The holiday season is a time to enjoy family and friends, say goodbye to one year and welcome in the next. But the joy of the holidays also comes with an increase in crime.
Follow these security tips and best practices to keep your business safe during the holidays.
- Keep your business well lit. One of the leading causes for burglaries and break-ins, especially during the holidays, is a lack of proper lighting. Keeping all your exterior doors and easily visible indoor areas well-lit will serve as a deterrent to potential burglars, and make it easy for passers-by to notice unusual activities.
- Lock up thoroughly. In addition to locking up all doors and windows, lock up all offices that contain sensitive information and expensive merchandise and equipment. Transfer all small valuables, such as cash and banking materials, to a safe.
- Inform your security company.Many businesses this time of year have irregular hours. Some close early for holiday parties and others close up shop for days and weeks at a time. Let your security service provider know the dates your office will be closed, so they can watch for unusual activity.
Taking these measures and hiring a proven security firm like SFM Security will go a long way in keeping your business safe and your holidays merry.