Security Tips for Businesses and Homes
A selection of free tips for home and business owners:
- Invest in high-quality deadbolt locks for all exterior doors and windows. Triple S Alarms can recommend a reputable locksmith in your area.
- Install motion-detecting outdoor floodlights around your business premises.
- Ask for identification from service representatives who cold-call your business.
- Ensure your staff members are aware of emergency procedures, location of all entries and exits, and know how to successfully operate your security system and locks.
- Install grills, shutters or locks on your windows if your business is on a lower level or ground floor.
- Keep areas around windows free from overgrown plants and bushes.
- Test your smoke alarms regularly and check that they meet Australian standards.
- Periodically change combinations and passwords on alarm systems, computers and safes.
- Never put an address or office number on a key tag.
- Consider installing a digital door lock or an access control system to eliminate the need for keys. The use of a pin number or entry card will automatically unlock a door when entering or lock a door when exiting your building, providing peace of mind.
- Ensure the keys to your workplace cannot be duplicated, and implement policies against sharing codes and keys.
- A security safe will protect your cash and valuables from thieves as well as fire or flooding.
- Try to avoid leaving cash on your premises overnight.
- Keep a record of employees who have keys, card readers or pin numbers to access control systems.
- Have a professional back-to-base alarm system installed at your business to alert you to break-ins and/or smoke & fire alarms.
- Have a visitor policy where visitors must sign in at the front entrance and display a visitor pass. Visitors should accompany an employee at all times.
- Use CCTV surveillance to deter intruders and monitor your premises in real time.