Property owners have several different options when it comes to safeguarding their property. Just installing an alarm system is not enough, as they also need to think about how they will protect themselves and the employees on-site from threats like fires and crimes. This article will discuss eight tips for safeguarding your property that includes more than just alarms and security guards!
Prevent Property Fires
We all know that fires are a significant threat to homes and businesses alike. Fires can quickly turn into life-threatening situations if proper precautions aren’t taken. A fire extinguisher is one of those items you should always have on hand, as well as an escape plan in case the worst happens. Having clear exit routes from your home or business will not only reduce harm to you personally but could also save the lives of your employees or family members.
You should always have working smoke alarms in place at home and in business alike. Smoke detectors are available for purchase everywhere these days, so there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be installed at all properties!
Finally, if you own a business, ensure all employees are trained in fire safety and how to use the escape routes. This will help reduce injuries or fatalities that could result from an office or factory fire.
Light Up Your Property
Make your property as visible as possible. Ensure that there is adequate lighting on the exterior of the building and near any entrances or exits, such as car park spaces or front doors. Security lights should be arranged to light up specific areas where someone might lurk (e.g., bushes) and should go off automatically when no one is around rather than being left on all night.
Touch Up Your Property
Ensure that your property doesn’t look like a welcoming target for burglars and vandals by keeping it well maintained, especially the exterior areas where criminals might hide, such as overgrown plants or bushes. Also, be wary of any loose window panes or doors that could allow intruders to enter your property quickly.
Password Protect Your Wi-Fi Network
When your Wi-Fi is password protected, only those who know the network name and password can access it. Therefore, it’s essential to change the default password that comes with your router. Unfortunately, people can use these passwords, like “admin” or “password,” to hack into your network and steal data.
Get An Alarm System
Hire security guards if you have a large property. Security guards will monitor possible activity and take preventative measures. But, of course, you can always call upon them for other services if necessary as well! Hiring an alarm system is one of the most important ways to safeguard your property by yourself before you have employees. In addition, an alarm system will alert your staff to any potential dangers or problems so that they can take the appropriate action. However, it is important to note that even if you are using an alarm system, security guards are still a good idea because it helps ensure 24//365 surveillance of all possible areas where thieves may gain access.
Perform A Radon Gas Test
Don’t let this silent killer take a life. You can test for it and even mitigate it if you find high levels of radon gas in the air. A low-cost do-it-yourself kit will give you peace of mind that there are no dangerous levels of this cancer-causing substance in your home or office space. Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that can seep into your property, where it will accumulate. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), radon is responsible for over 20 thousand deaths every year – more than any other type of cancer. If you’re concerned about high levels of this deadly gas at your site, consider hiring a professional to perform a radon test.
Inspect Your Building’s Electrical Installation Regularly
A fixed wire is an electrical installation that has been installed and in use for some time. Inspections are required by law, where the wiring can be seen or accessed without moving any other fixings – usually when you’re looking at piping up from below ground level. Fixed wire testing regulations have to be met at every property for you to insure your property and keep tenants safe. Electricity is a potentially dangerous energy source, so it’s essential to regularly check the fixed wiring in your property. However, only an electrician can legally carry out fixed wire testing.
Prepare For Natural Disasters
In the case of a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or hurricane, you should prepare your property and its contents in advance. While this is typically outside the scope of what we think about when it comes to protecting our properties from theft and vandalism, we can’t forget that sometimes these disasters occur even though they may not be directly in our area.
Extreme weather conditions can flood your property severely. Ensure that you are prepared in case something like this occurs by ensuring that all drains and gutters on the outside of the building are free from any buildup of leaves or other debris that could cause flooding during heavy rain. You should also make an emergency plan with local authorities if extreme weather takes place. This is also a time where earthquake preparedness should be considered. Ensure that the building has been earthquake-proofed. Prepare an emergency kit with all of your important documents, water, and food for three days, as well as other items like torches or candles, so you don’t have to rely on electricity.
In Conclusion, while it is impossible to make your property 100% secure from all types of burglars, vandals and safety hazards, following these tips will go a long way in providing you with extra safety and security. When it comes to protecting your property, you don’t want just alarms and security guards. It would help if you had a comprehensive plan that would safeguard all of your assets and those around the building. Just as any other property owner should, you need to be aware of the risks and dangers that could affect your property. You can do many things to help protect everyone around the building and your assets, rather be safe than sorry.