There is a lot of risks involved in opening a business. You want to be as prepared and ready as possible for any obstacles that may come your way. Things like start-up costs, competition from neighbouring or online companies, and attracting customers are all things you will have to think about before you move forward. More importantly, your business is your biggest asset and you want to protect it, so putting security measures in place is a must! Something you pour not only a lot of money into, but also your time and your livelihood should be protected.
Through this article, we are going to go through the essential steps needed to take in order to keep your new business safe and secure.
Changing the Locks
It is not very likely that you will be the first business to reside within your location, so you want to make sure you change the locks within the store so no previous tenant can come and go as they please. You may also want to change the locks simply because they are old. You don’t want to start your business only to have it broken into not long after due to old locks.
For your business, you want locks that are built to thwart would-be thieves, locks that will stand the test of time and give you peace of mind when you’re away from the business. For extra protection, seek out high-security locks.
High-security locks are locks that have been given an appropriate security rating or have been thoroughly examined by manufacturers, locksmiths, or security researchers. They tend to use a certain design and include certain characteristics that improve the overall security of the lock.
Rekeying Your Locks
If the locks that are already installed in your new business are in good shape and have been recently replaced, you could always go with rekeying. Rekeying will cost a fraction of the price when compared to replacing the locks entirely.
When rekeying the lock, the locksmith will remove the pins and springs within the lock cylinder and replace them with new pins and springs so they work with a new and different key. This is done to ensure that no past residents have a key that can access your lock.
Security cameras are ideal for the obvious reason of catching any criminal breaking in, but they are also a great deterrent. Criminals will see that you have security cameras and it will cause them to second guess their actions, this is why you see dummy security cameras – the illusion of security is often enough to stop most criminals. For the criminals who are a little bit more reckless, the security cameras will catch them in the act and you can send the footage to police and possibly have any good returned if they are caught.
While it may seem like a large investment, installing a modern security system, one that is designed to sense and act when intruders break-in, will greatly improve your business’ security. Paired with the high-security locks and security cameras, you won’t have to worry about leaving your business alone.
As stated above, your business is one of your largest assets. You wouldn’t want to leave any of your assets open to being stolen, which is why security should always be at the top of the list of priorities when opening a business – if your business is secure, it will allow you to concentrate on other aspects of your business, like attracting all of your new customers!
If you need a high-quality, affordable and reliable locksmith for your business, Capital Locksmith offers 24/7 professional locksmith services across Ottawa and the surrounding area. We provide both high-security locks and lock rekeying services. Our locks are always installed by professionals so you know that they work properly and are dependable. For more advice and assistance call Capital Locksmith at (613) 457-5135. Book Now!