Around this time of year, harmful tricks can be a part of Halloween. However, with the right tools and preparation, you can make sure that your business is kept safe. Especially with the reports of arsons and property damage happening on devil’s night and Halloween, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Here are just a few helpful tips to make sure your night goes smoothly.
If you don’t already have security cameras in place, consider placing some on the outside of your building. Even just one is better than none, and relatively inexpensive to install. With IP security cameras, you can have a number of different features that will help you to catch a vandal in the act.
Features like PTZ, or pan tilt zoom, can help you to see the entire area, while other features can help you to lighten up darkened areas. Axis Communications has even recently won an award for their Lightfinder technology, which sheds light on areas with little to no lighting.
Also, with newer technology options, you can also be able to monitor your business through the comfort of your own home, or on your device. Smartphone surveillance allows you to see what’s going on, even if you’re off site. This way, you can view and call for help as soon as you see that your business is being vandalized.
If you already have a video security solution, make sure to check it to make sure it’s running correctly. Otherwise, you may find that the camera didn’t record what you may be looking for. This is why it’s important to always have a trained professional install, check the cameras occasionally, and provide upgrade information when the timing is right.
Another way to keep your business safe during Halloween is to make sure your access control system is up to date and running correctly. Access control systems can add a lot of extra security in times like these. If you do not already have one in place, here are just a few options for lock and key businesses that want to make an upgrade.
Even for small businesses, simple lock and key solutions can leave your business vulnerable. That’s why stand alone solutions work so well. With stand alone, users get a number of different choices. Businesses have the freedom to choose between smart cards or magnetic striped cards. Owners can also choose to have PC-based options, PIN code based options, or they can have a new system integrated within their current system.
This is just the beginning of Halloween safety for businesses. Other small steps can also be helpful in keeping your assets protected. For example, just a sign that says that your building is under surveillance will help to keep intruders away.
Don’t forget to stay safe at home as well. Police Departments in nearly every county are sending their advisories for home safety, and safety tips for trick-or-treaters as well. Stay safe and secure on this Halloween.