Top Ten Safety Tips for Business

  1. Never store large amounts of cash on the property and only use a drop and/or burglary safe where a safe is warranted.
  2. Make sure the sightlines around your doors and windows are not blocked by landscaping or fencing. Remove weapons of opportunity that can be used as a means of attack from around your property in the event of a break-in.  These include: baseball sized stones, small flower pots, ashtrays or anything that can be picked up or thrown. 
  3. Make sure your property is well maintained and free from graffiti. 
  4. Utilize motion sensors to control your business's interior lights.  
  5. Limit the movement of strangers within your business by developing a proper reception area or lobby with a controlled access.  Be aware of probes (criminal's who use an excuse to enter the building during working hours for the purpose of having a look around). 
  6. Take the vulnerability of your business into account.  Consider extra security precautions if your roof is accessible, you have shipping/receiving doors or your business can be entered by breaking through the adjoining unit.   
  7. Turn off your computer monitors at night and secure any laptops. (In a large business or business with intellectual property, consider installing one hard drive in a safe room and have all desktops work on a network.)  
  8. Mark your valuable property.  Participate in Operation Provident. 
  9. Remind your staff to keep their cars locked and never leave valuables such as purses or wallets in a visible location or unattended at your desk. 
  10. Require all future employees to undergo a criminal background check as a condition of being   hired.

Business & Commercial Links

 Shop Theft Prevention

 Bomb Threats

 General Business Security

 Securing Commercial Buildings

 Robbery Prevention for Business

 Internal Theft

 Operation Provident

 Workplace Violence & Harassment

 Repeat Burglaries - Homes/Business


Tips for Victims of Commercial Break and Enter


See also our Security Audits (CPTED) page for  more information on how a CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) can help with the security of your business.