Security Tips to Protect Your Commercial Garage Against Crime
With crime costing property owners as much as $15.6 billion annually, securing your business ranks among the top steps you can take to ensure your company’s profitability. According to the FBI, there were 7,919,035 break-ins and other property crimes in 2016, with about 40 percent targeted at commercial properties.
As with residential properties, one of the most vulnerable areas for many industrial properties are the entry points, including any commercial garage doors.
Whether you have a warehouse filled with inventory or a commercial garage with automotive equipment, by securing your garage, you can minimize the risks of burglaries or vandalism — avoiding property losses as well as a disruption in your operations. Here are 5 tips worth taking to ensure that your commercial garage is secure:
1. Upgrade security systems
Recent IoT (Internet of Things) innovations have led to hi-tech security cameras and sensors that give you the ability to keep a virtual eye on your property – a significant benefit if you don’t have the funds to hire a 24/7 security team. By investing in this technology, you will be able to do visual checks on the commercial garage and other areas of the property from a smartphone, tablet or laptop. You also can program your system so that you receive alerts if there is movement detected on the property after hours.
2. Schedule regular inspections
Prevent security breaches by scheduling an inspection of your industrial garage door, especially if it’s an older model. With the amount of daily wear endured by most commercial garages, regular professional maintenance is essential. If gaps are detected or if the garage door has been compromised because of dents, you could be facing a security risk as well as a potential safety hazard.
3. Upgrade to a rolling code opener
If your garage door was installed before 1999, there’s a possibility you’re still operating it with an outdated garage door opener system. It’s time for an upgrade. With a keyless opener that features rolling code technology, you can prevent burglars from hacking your code – and overriding your system to break in.
4. Double your security with old-fashioned locks
If your commercial garage door is older, the ideal solution would be to replace it with a modern door with more effective built-in security features and state-of-the-art technology. Until then, consider adding padlocks to the garage or any gates for extra security.
5. Add industrial lighting around the garage
A well-lit area also is a solid security measure that never loses its effectiveness. Position lighting around the perimeter of your warehouse and as well as directly over any entryways, including your garage doors.
For a consultation or an inspection of your commercial garage doors, contact us at Midwest Garage Doors.