Big, bright windows are attractive to criminals; all they need is a solid rock or brick to smash their way into your business. Putting bars up in all of your windows is an option, but it is also admittedly unattractive and off-putting to many consumers because it gives them the impression that the area isn’t safe to be in.There are a few other potential options you can try. Ballistic glass in windows is expensive, but it’s much more difficult to break without giving any unintended bad impressions along the way. If budget is a concern, anti-breakage glass film may help to minimize loss, although it isn’t even close to being as protective.
Finally, good window locks may help – but only if they’re used with other measures. A lock does little to stop a criminal if the window can just be smashed.
No CCTV Monitoring on Entryways
Cameras can be very helpful for reducing intrusions and unauthorized access, both in the sense of crime and even when it comes to nosy employees. Even simply making it known that the cameras are in place may be a warning to stay away, but if someone persists, you’ll have their face on camera so you can deal with it afterward.
Place cameras in such a way that the angle gives a clear view of the inside and outside of each entryway, including windows. If you have the budget for it, place a single camera facing downward from above and another at head height facing toward the door. The higher the quality, the more likely it is that you’ll be able to verify who exactly is doing the intrusion, should it happen.
Above all else, human oversight and monitoring is still the best way to reduce unauthorized access and intrusion by criminals. Foot patrols make it much harder to get away with smashing windows or snooping through files, protecting you, your customers, and everyone who works for you, too. If you need help, call Eagle Systems, Inc. today.