Vandalism protection isn’t something most business owners think about. After all, it’s a rare occurrence. But, vandalism can and does happen as we’ve seen or experienced with the recent protests and riots. When it becomes a reality, too many business owners are unprepared. This is due to the fact that the majority of businesses are focused and prepared for theft — not defacing, smashing, and wrecking. So, read on to learn more about how to protect a business against vandalism.
The Truth about Vandalism
Sure, today’s headlines probably have you thinking about the possibility more than ever. But, the truth be told, vandalism — to just about any degree — is possible at any given moment. At the very least, it could be a total accident. (Like those weird news stories about a driver who accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake. Or, the vehicle involved in a collision that hurled out of control and smashed into a building.)
When considering how to prevent vandalism, home and business owners often despair. The crime can be committed in an instant, yet it can have an enormous financial impact. It can be carried out by rivals or total strangers. It can occur in the middle of the working day, or the dead of night. You need to know how to deter vandalism— [and] what options are available —ADT Commercial Security
The point obviously being, is that it’s far better to be prepared than it is to get caught completely off guard. The latter will cost far more time and money, stress, and more negatives. However, being proactive can help to prevent the scenario or reduce the amount of damage.
Most Effective Ways to Protect a Business against Vandalism
Now, let’s get to the nuts and bolts of the situation — how to protect your business from vandalism. While it’s not simple or inexpensive, it’s most definitely worthwhile for a little more peace of mind and to mitigate the extent of the destruction. Here are some effective ways to protect a business against vandalism:
- Identify weak points. Huge windows, poor lighting, outdated or insufficient security/safety measures. All of these can and will prove very detrimental if vandals strike your place of business.
- Use landscape and lighting. There’s a reason all those big box retailers and chains have landscaping and lighting — to help prevent damage from a variety of sources. You can use landscaping and lighting to not only improve aesthetics, but also, to help ward off trouble.
- Install security cameras and more. Of course, this is the most obvious measure to take proactively. But, be sure to place those cameras and other hardware strategically to get the most out of them.
- Keep an up-to-date store inventory. This not only helps to reduce over-stocking and identify shrinkage, but it can equally help if things are damaged — due to vandalism or another reason, like a natural event.
- Be sure to have the right insurance in-place. Just because you carry insurance doesn’t mean you have the right coverage. Take some time to go over your policy to ensure you have ample protection.
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