Crime Prevention

How To Prevent A Business Burglary

Source: Florida Attorney General's Office
  • Install lighting at the front and back as well as near any side doors of your business. Try to eliminate as many shadows as possible.
  • Use only solid core doors. Be sure the door frames cannot easily be jimmied.  Hinges should be located on the inside so that pin cannot be removed.
  • Use deadbolts and be sure to change the locks every time an employee with access to them leaves.
  • Install burglar-resistant glass or use wire mesh or iron bars over all glass.
  • Arrange merchandise so that a passerby can see into the store. Keep your expensive merchandise away from the windows, toward the center of the store.
  • Keep front windows free from posters, etc., which can prevent a burglar inside from being seen by a passerby.
  • Install and use a drop safe. Limit the amount of cash in the register and post signs indicating that a drop safe is used and register only has limited cash.
  • Check ventilation system to ensure it can not be used to gain entry.

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