Opening a new retail location takes a lot of time, sacrifice, and money. So, the idea of a burglar easily gaining access to your location and tearing down all your hard work does not sound appealing. Aside from a good security system, there are several other steps you can take to further strengthen your security system and keep your building better protected. Learn about some of the additions a locksmith can help you make to keep your new business protected.
Door Access Panels
If your retail space has several high-value items in inventory, you may want to limit or monitor who has access to the area where these items are stored. Access panels are additional lock mechanisms that may require a code, fob, or fingerprint to disengage the lock. If the access panel is internet-enabled, you can even configure the panel to send you an alert anytime an employee accesses the space.
Smart Lock System
If you want to have more control over your business whether you are in the building or not, it is a good idea to invest in a smart lock system. A smart lock is an internet-enabled deadbolt that can be fully controlled from any internet-enabled device, such as a smartphone or tablet. These locks allow you to do everything from lock and unlock the door to temporarily shut the lock down so that no one can use it.
For any retail business that will keep cash on hand, it is a good idea to speak with a locksmith about installing a safe on the premises. Unlike a safe that you purchase from a store, a locksmith installed safe can be built into the wall or floor so that it will be impossible for an intruder to remove it. Again, many modern safes have internet-functionality, which makes operating and controlling the safe a safer practice.
An important tool for helping to minimize theft in a retail location is having a good idea when someone leaves or enters the building. A locksmith can install a door alarm system on any door in your building that will trigger the door to chime each time a person walks in or out. For your workers on the floor, this extra tool will help them know when someone is in the building so that they can keep on the lookout.
As you make plans to open your business, make sure you add a consultation from a commercial locksmith company, such as Dixie Safe & Lock, to your do list.Share
15 December 2020
When you start a business, it's easy to forget about insuring your entire building and all of your inventory. Unfortunately, I made this mistake, and I ended up paying for it dearly when our place was robbed a few months after our store opened. I knew that I had to do something to improve our future security, so I contacted a business that offered locks, keys, and safes. They came out, rekeyed our entire building, replaced our safe with something that was a lot sturdier, and gave us all electronic codes to the keypads that controlled access to the building. Check out this blog to learn more about keeping your business safe.