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7 practical tips to prevent burglary and theft in your company!

Your company is your life’s work, you have set it up with your own hands and work for it with heart and soul. Undesirable visit is therefore the last thing you are waiting for. Not only does it have financial negative consequences, it sometimes doesa traumatic experience. Victims of theft or burglary remain for a […]

Your company is your life’s work, you have set it up with your own hands and work for it with heart and soul. Undesirable visit is therefore the last thing you are waiting for. Not only does it have financial negative consequences, it sometimes doesa traumatic experience. Victims of theft or burglary remain for a long time with a feeling of uneasiness and insecurity. A good reason to do everything possible to prevent burglary in your company.

Every year 1 in 10 companies experience a burglary

The burglary risk is quite high for entrepreneurs. In most industries, more than 10 percent of the companies dealing with one or more burglaries every year. Burglars in the same company often do their job again. Because the stolen inventory is quickly purchased again, but improvements to security failures are made not implemented in the short term. Moreover, people know the way … Good security measures can be a lot of trouble prevent or limit.

Every company has attractive items, including your company!

Companies have a wide range of goods in house that are more or less attractive to burglars. It is a misconception that burglars only focus on companies with luxury items. Today there is in every company to find a loot. Just think about:

  • Vehicles and fuel
  • Money and money-worthy documents
  • Metals
  • Food products
  • Equipment such as computers and laptops

Prevention tips

1 Address strangers

Train your employees to address strangers in the building. Of course polite: “Can I help you with something?”

2 Keep the scrub short and low

 As beautiful as trees and sturdy shrubs are, they are not handy around a commercial building. Make sure your property from the public road is clearly visible. That’s what burglars are.

3 Do a good key administration

 Use so-called certificate keys. These cannot be copied, except by the person who carries it certificate. Keep a close eye on who holds which keys and have employees sign for receipt. Check regularly that everyone still has their key. Make sure employees return their keys when they are out go on duty.

4 Visitors always report upon entry

There are still companies that visitors can simply walk through upon entering. That is asking for unwanted people and things that disappear. Always let visitors report and ensure that an employee guides them through your House.

5 Have visitors wear vests

 If your company is a construction site or factory, let visitors wear colored vests. So it is clear that the person does not belong to the personnel and does not have access everywhere. In addition, it is practical for general safety: here someone who does not know possible dangers.

6 Plan the nocturnal tour at varying times

 Don’t let the nighttime tour become a routine. Make sure the security guards are not rounding your property every night around the same time. Burglars who prepare quickly understand a routine. They then know exactly where and when they can go about their business undisturbed.

7 Make sure that hinges and locks are “SKG-proof”

Install hinges and locks with the SKG stars. SKG is the independent Quality Façade Construction Foundation. SKG uses a star rating system to indicate burglary resistance. This one burglar resistance is 3 minutes (2 stars) or 5 minutes (3 stars). This is based on an occasional burglary and he tools normally used for this.

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