Smart business owners know a safe and secure building is of utmost importance, especially if you have tenants. It’s crucial to keep employees, assets, residents,  and whatever else that holds value in your building/business protected. 

Even with the best of intentions, crucial steps can be overlooked leaving buildings susceptible to break-ins, burglaries, and even fire. Crime to any extent can have a great effect on owners, staff, and residents. 

We have compiled a list of safety measures to help you make your building more secure:

  1. Surveillance System

Investing in a surveillance system is one of the most effective ways to monitor your building. Today, surveillance systems offer many features allowing you to customize your system to your needs, such as video and telephone intercoms and secure access control. You can also easily keep tabs on your building while you are away through a live feed on your phone, tablet, or computer. These features are extremely beneficial to those who are not usually at their buildings or business every day, such as apartment building managers. 

  1. Alarm Systems 

Break-ins happen every day, whether it be a retail store, office, home, warehouse, or factory. A burglar alarm makes sense for any location, no matter what the size. 

At American Security, we offer burglar alarms, CCTV, and 24-hour Central Monitoring. Highly trained operators rapidly handle fire, burglary, hold-up, low or high temperature, or medical emergency alarm signals. Learn more here about American Security’s alarm systems.

  1. Locks 

This might sound like an obvious step, but according to consumersadvocates.org, one-third of robberies occur through “unlawful entry.” This means burglars entered through an unlocked door or window. It’s important to update your locks regularly. For example, if keys are lost or stolen or an employee decides to move on you should immediately update your locks. Also, investing in a safe to further protect any valuables you have inside your home, office, or building is crucial in preventing theft. 

  1. Fire Safety Systems 

Aside from alarm systems, fire systems are also an important element in keeping your building secure. At American Security we’ll keep you in compliance with the NYC fire code. Our staff of design engineers and fire consultants are experienced in all types of fire safety systems. Learn more here.

Follow these simple tips and take a proactive approach to security this year to improve the safety of your building. Learn more about how American Security can keep your building safe and secure. 

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