Protect your business from Halloween Mischief
While Halloween is all about candy, costumes, and fun for the kids, it can be a nightmare for business owners. This is because Halloween night is a popular time for mischief and crime. Here are some of the precautions that you can take to keep your business safe and secure this Halloween Season.
Be careful with Halloween decorations
Make sure that any decorations you put up in and around your business won’t cause problems for customers or people passing by. Look for any possible tripping hazards and remove them. Bear in mind that kids with costumes on may have limited visibility. Be careful not to obstruct or obscure fire exits, extinguishers, smoke detectors, or other safety equipment.
Install Security Cameras
Installing security cameras inside and outside of your business is a great way to keep an eye on your property while you are away. Typically, criminals will stay away from businesses with surveillance systems for fear of being caught on tape and identified. Having cameras inside your business is a great way to catch employees that are engaging in illicit activities. Even if the cameras are not enough to ward off criminals, the footage from your security cameras can help the police track down the suspects much faster.
Install Outdoor Lights
Most break-ins and acts of vandalism take place under the protection of darkness. This is why installing bright lights around your building is a great way to deter criminals. Thieves and vandals steer clear of well-lit areas because it increases their chances of getting caught.
It’s best to park commercial vehicles in very well-lit areas or, even better, in a garage at Halloween. Ensure that they’re locked with the windows closed and vehicle alarms set. You might consider covers for vehicles that can’t be parked in a garage to protect them from spray paint or eggs.
If you are out driving for deliveries or other business reasons, watch very closely for kids crossing the road and drive slowly. Remember they may not be able to see out of their costumes very well and most costumes are not reflective in car lights.vBe sure to keep a look out for small feet underneath cars, this is a good indicator kids could be on the other side.
While this may seem obvious, many business owners do not completely lock their windows and doors before leaving for the night. If you leave employees to handle your business’s closing, then make sure that you train them, so they know about all points of entry that need to be secured. Cutting off an easy point of access is one of the best ways to protect your business from break-ins.
If you like the ideas we’ve discussed today, give us a call and we can help you take the appropriate measures to protect your staff, equipment, and customers. Providing you with peace of mind.
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