Vehicle theft is on the rise with more and more reports in the news of vehicles being stolen, even during the day. Therefore, you should be extra cautious especially if you are a business owner and usually have company vehicles parked overnight at your business.
Following are 5 security measures to protect company vehicles parked overnight at your business:
1. Install an Automatic Security Gate
Stop unauthorized individuals from entering your business’ premises by installing an automatic security gate. Installing an automatic security gate will allow you to stop members of the public from using your business’ vehicle parking space for free parking particularly if your business is located in the city center close to retail outlets. Furthermore, the automatic gate will also prevent any untrustworthy individuals from entering your business’ premises without your knowledge. It is recommended that you install access control features such as passcodes/fob activation, etc. to make sure that only authorized individuals can gain access.
2. Control Your Access Points
Apart from installing an automatic security gate and access control features at the entrance of your business’ parking space, it is recommended that you also install access control at the pedestrian entrances to your business such as doors, lifts, etc. It will increase the overall security of your business, ensuring safety of your premises, employees, and their vehicles.
3. Consider Hiring a Security Guard
If your parking lot is quite large, then it is recommended that you hire a security guard for extra peace of mind. A security guard will control access to your business’ premises and will also patrol the parking lot during quiet times for added security. A parking lot secured by a manned entrance is a huge deterrent to car thieves because the risk of detection is higher due to the presence of a security guard. When hiring a security guard, make sure to use a reputable security company and conduct your research before making a decision. You should only hire the one that holds the correct licenses and knows what they are doing.
4. Install an Effective Lighting System Across the Parking Area
Vehicle thefts usually occur in dark, poorly lit areas. That’s why it is recommended that you install an effective lighting system across your parking lot including stairwells, pathways, entrances, and exits so that the risk of criminal activity is reduced. A well-lit parking area combined with the presence of an alert security guard will act as a strong deterrent to car thieves.
5. Take Advantage of the Surveillance System
Chances are that you have already installed a surveillance system in your commercial building. If not, then it is recommended that you install a CCTV surveillance system in your building as well as throughout your parking area. Installing the appropriate signage throughout the parking lot is also a good idea. The surveillance system along with the appropriate signage will give a clear message that your building and your parking area is secure. It will surely deter criminals.
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