Burglary has been a criminal offense since the dawn of the oldest civilizations. Our ancestors have faced and have been victimised by thieves and burglars and had implemented several anti-burglar measures so as to avoid being robbed from. With the passage of time, however, the burglars have amped up their skills resulting in you needing to modernize your anti-burglar mechanisms.
As the famous proverb goes Precaution is better than cure, it's better to be cautious about you and workroom's security than to regret later on. Following are few guidelines to ensure a safe, burglar-free work space.
The chances of your office or shop being entered with force are remarkably high if it's a shady locality with a violent history of crimes committed. In such a neighbourhood, darkness becomes a prominent feature and is beneficial for burglars. Installing proper lights both inside and outside so that you can watch what is prowling in the darkness distinctly, mounting reinforced glass on windows or doors and having security guards are few ways by which you can feel secure in the neighbourhood.
2. Human Traffic Flow
How vulnerable is your workplace? How many exits or escape routes for the burglars are there? Know your weak spots which can serve as a getaway for the burglars. Fit CCTV cameras at all exits from the building. Fear of getting videotaped serves as a huge deterrent to the burglars. Despite burglars' preference to steal in a zero to few human surrounding, there are burglars who blend into the crowd in your workplace and steal valuables. Anti-theft alarms come in exceptionally handy in such situations.
In this "shark eat shark" occupational domain, you need to be vigilant about treading on safe waters or else you'll be thrown out of the competition violently and possibly neck deep in debt, on the streets or in prison. People will try to overthrow you by using both fair and unfair means, if they feel desperate. Stealing from your workplace, stealing your hard work to sabotage your success is definitely one of them. Encryption of your data in your work laptop, having secure heavy-duty lockers installed by locksmiths, alarms on windows and doors on forced entry and being extremely wary of key replication.
4. Verified Locksmiths
You can buy the strongest available latch bolt lock in the market for security of your workshop but it would do you no good if the locksmith is a swindling fraud. It is advisable to do more than extra research on a man upon whom you're placing the primary security measure of your workshop. Make sure that the employed locksmith doesn't slack in his handiwork either because a mistake in fitting your locks will be a disaster for you and a treat for the burglars. Similarly, attentiveness must be bared when installing anti-theft alarms. Dishonest installers may work in a symbiotic association of burglars, which is why caution must be exercised.
Even if you have placed thorough security measures like locks and alarm systems, it is smart to hide them in unlikely spots so that burglars aren't attracted to your precious cargo.