12 Shockingly Simple Ways You Can Protect Your Property
As we approach this most festive holiday season, we’ll have visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads, as the poem goes. And on that glorious late-December evening as we all settle down for a nice winter’s nap, a jolly old elf—whose best friends are reindeer, apparently—will shimmy down our chimneys and commit the legal definition of breaking and entering.
Oh, and he won’t be the only guy up to such shenanigans.
Most burglars view the holidays as the busiest part of their work year; thieves in the commercial sector are eager to spread their version of good cheer by trying to rob as many unprotected worksites, warehouses and loading docks as they can find.
So, as our gift to you, AMAROK not only wishes you a happy holiday, we’d like to do our part to ensure stays happy with these 12 shockingly simple ways to protect your property.
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DAY 1 | TIP 1:
Keep an eye on lurkers outside your perimeter fencing.
Lurkers at your fence could be burglars doing their homework. Your perimeter fence is the first line of defense in controlling access to your site and protecting your business assets. However, just having a perimeter fence isn’t a guaranteed deterrent to theft. You must be vigilant with inspecting and maintaining your fence.
The big things to notice are people on the other side of your fence—or evidence that people were over there, recently: lurkers.
Smart burglars like to canvass their potential marks, looking for potential weak spots in your security. To stay ahead of the criminals, conduct regular inspections along your perimeter. Look for evidence of lurking—food wrappers, drink containers and cigarette butts are telltale signs that your place is being cased.