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Locks, Lights & Safes: How to ward off thieves and vandals

Businesses and residences are constantly targeted for break-ins. Many thieves and vandals make the assumption that they are not protected or locked down, and think it will be easy to “smash and grab” without running into security guards or setting off alarms. Don’t let this happen to you.

Protect Your Property

There are three simple and effective ways to make sure your property is secure and less likely to be targeted by thieves.

#1: Keep Your Property Safe

The first thing you will want to invest in for your property is a secure safe to keep your money, valuables and important documents protected from burglars and fires. SafeWorld® has several different types and models to choose from for the needs of your property:

  • Burglar-resistant safes
  • Fire-resistant data safes
  • Floor and wall safes
  • Gun safes
  • High-security safes

If your safe is compromised in any way, we provide services like safe opening, lock changes, combination changes and general maintenance. Changing the locks and the combinations every one to two years is a great way to ensure the safety of the property you keep in a safe.

#2: Keep the Perimeter Light

To ensure that your property is less of a target for robbery, provide adequate lighting for the interior and exterior of your building; always leave a light on at night. This helps police officers or security guards see into the building and make sure no one is lurking in your property or causing damage. Don’t obscure the view of your building from the street with trees and bushes either. Foliage makes it easier for criminals to sneak around and hide.

#3: Keep It Locked Down

Make sure that all entry points to your property and storage areas have locks and that any employees you entrust with the keys have been thoroughly screened. If there is a breach, make sure the lock is changed.

If you need assistance or information, call us in Edmonton during business hours or our 24/7 mobile service at 1-866-723-3953. SafeWorld® is always happy to help.