Can I “Burglar-Proof” My Business?
your business has ever been the target of burglars, you know the
gut-wrenching feeling that follows – how violated the owner
and employees feel afterwards. A small increase in property crime
has accompanied our county’s large expansion in population.
While no one is able to truly “burglar proof” any
business, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office is taking steps
to increase community awareness, providing security advice and
related services to businesses both before and after a burglary
is committed. It is our hope that by instituting some basic safety
measures and by taking advantage of a CCSO-conducted security
survey your business will become less of a target for criminals.
contacting our Community Relations Section (COPS) personnel
at 213-6177 you can request a community policing deputy visit
your building to conduct a security survey. This service is
FREE to any Clay County business and takes just 30 minutes or
less. The peace-of-mind you’ll receive is well worth the
time! The deputy will even be happy to conduct a training session
with company employees to review personal safety measures and
self-defense tactics as well.
here are some tips to follow to better protect your property:
Seriously consider installation of a professional, monitored
If your business is closed for any extended period due to vacation
or emergency, have mail and other deliveries postponed in your
Proper lighting of your business and surrounding grounds and
parking lot is crucial to preventing a break-in
Landscape under first-floor windows using thorny plants such
as rose and holly bushes
Install proper fencing to limit access to the rear of your building
if necessary and repair it promptly if ever damaged
Review key-control procedures and policies with employees
of these tips may seem like common sense, but they are hopefully
worthwhile reminders to even the most safety-conscious business
owners, managers, and employees.
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