"How to make your workplace safer and more secure?"
Burglary Prevention Checklist for Businesses
A business premise can contains important documents besides money
for burglars to steal. In this age of information technology, one of the
security concerns of businesses is how to secure a premise against
information theft . Crooks are getting IT savvy and are keeping up with the
changes in technologies to become more ingenious and skillful in
committing burglary. The following is a burglary checklist to identify any
potential weak points in your premises:-
• Are there any opened door or a broken window in the premises?
• Are there any high security deadlock at the main points of entry?
• Are you keeping track of who has the keys to your business?
• Have you changed the lock or combination for stolen or lost keys?
• Is there any standard security check for service or utility workers?
• Are the walkways well-lit at night?
• Is the landscaping providing a screen for intruders to hide easily?
• Are high security locks being used on file cabinets, stores, rooms, etc?
• Is there a proper safe for keeping valuables, records, documents, etc?
• Is there proper authorisation for any key duplication?
• Do you have a master key system for the main building?
You are most vulnerable to a burglary when:
* you have just terminated an employee
* your keys are lost or stolen
* you have multiple keys in circulation
* your doors and locks are in need of repair
* your alarm system is not properly maintained
* you have recently moved your business
* you have a consistent schedule of movement in and out of the premises
A good security system optimises the use of mechanical, electrical and
electronic products in a combined package to provides detection,
monitoring, control and ultimately protection for the occupants of the
Destiny, Feng Shui & Security - a holistic approach