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Dealing With After Hours Property Damage At Your Commercial Property? What To Know

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If you have a commercial property that has had some issues with vandalism on the outside of the building, and you worry that it could lead to theft and property damages inside the building, it's time to take security precautions. There are a few simple things you can do to make sure that you don't have to worry about intruders while the building is closed for the day.

Taking the right security measures is protecting your investment. Here are a few things you'll want to consider for the outside of the commercial building.

Motion Lighting and Cameras

With exterior security cameras that have IP technology, and motion lighting outside the building, it's easy to catch the people that are doing the vandalism. You can monitor IP cameras from anywhere as long as you have access to the Internet, and the motion lighting alone may be enough to scare everyone away. Have these installed to improve security and safety, since the cameras can catch odd activity throughout the day as well.

Chain Link Fence

A chain link fence is one of the most affordable fencing options you can choose for your commercial property, and it can be installed by the experts quickly as needed. The higher the fence, the harder it is for someone to get on the property unnoticed. You can even have the fence go around the parking lot, and then put a gate up that can only be passed through during business hours. This way no one can drive in unexpectedly when you are gone. Talk to a contractor, like Elrod Fence Co, to learn about the available security options.

Security Professionals

There are security companies that can provide afterhours service. You can have them take a post at your property all night, or you can hire a company that drives around the property and checks occasionally. If someone sees there are live people monitoring your property they will be more likely to stay away from it, and they will know there is an increased chance of getting caught.

Security should be a top priority at your commercial space, because protecting people from getting inside the building at night is going to help protect your workers from dangers during the day. It also prevents theft and property damage. After you make these changes around the property notify your business insurance agent so they can note the changes you've made to your property, and you may be able to get a discount for reducing the likelihood of an intrusion or theft.