Your business is your livelihood. For this reason, you've done everything you can do to secure it. You've installed a security system, high definition cameras, and even hired a security guard. However, even with these security measures, chances are your building still has a few weak points that are susceptible to intrusion. To find and secure these weak points, hire a locksmith to perform a security audit. Here's what they'll look for:
Exposed Door Hinges and Windows
Your doors may have high-security locks, but that won't make a difference if your door can be completely removed from its frame.
If any of your doors open outwards, then they may have exterior hinges. In such a case, an experienced burglar will be able to remove the hinge pins and take your door out of its frame. Although your other security measures may allow you to identify a burglar who enters using this method, they won't stop them from making off with some of your equipment or products.
Your locksmith can secure your exposed hinges by either remounting your door with interior hinges or by tampering with the hinge pins. Your locksmith can drill through specific sections of your hinges and install lag bolts to prevent the hinges from failing. Even if a burglar attempts to remove your door's hinge pins, they won't be able to remove your door from its frame after your hinges are modified by your locksmith.
However, if there are any windows near your door, then modifying your hinges won't stop a burglar. Windows that are close to doors can be smashed to give a burglar access to the interior cylinder of your door. By breaking a nearby window and reaching inside to unlock your door, a burglar can gain access to your door without even breaking or picking your lock.
To prevent this form of entry, your locksmith will replace your lock with a double-sided deadbolt. A double-sided deadbolt has a keyhole on both the interior and exterior cylinders. If a burglar breaks a window near your door, they'll still need a key to unlock it.
Hidden Entry Points
The plants, fences, and decorations that line your building can conceal potential entry points and allow a burglar to break into your building without risk of being caught. Windows and through-wall air conditioning units are just a couple of the entry points that can be easily concealed by the objects surrounding your building.
Luckily, your locksmith can provide solutions that will prevent a burglar from breaking through any of these objects. Window bars, additional locks, and security cages can be installed to eliminate the opportunity for a burglar to break into your building without being detected by cameras, nearby traffic, or pedestrians.
Upper Floor and Roof Access
If your building has multiple floors, then securing your assets and files is an incredibly difficult tasks. With various entry points scattered over multiple floors, creating an impenetrable perimeter will require the installation of a few additional security devices. Luckily, the task of securing your upper floors and roof can be performed in a single work day.
Sliding doors that open onto balconies, scalable trees or walls, and office windows are all potential forms of entry that must be considered while inspecting your upper floors. These areas can be secured by installing additional door and window locks.
If a burglar can also gain access to your roof, then air vents and skylights can serve as potential entry points. For this reason, your locksmith will need to inspect these weak points and, if necessary, install bars or cages to prevent them from being breached.
As you now know, a burglar has several potential entry points into your building. If the proper defenses have not yet been installed around your building, then contact a local commercial locksmith immediately. By arranging for a security audit and having your locksmith install the necessary security devices, you can take the security of your business out of fate's hands and into your own.Share