With May being nationally known as Building Safety Month, the Sheriff would like to remind business owners to take steps now to secure their business:
- Lighting: Assure that all entry points to the building are properly illuminated and that all of the existing lighting is in good working order.
- Locks: Make sure that all doors, windows, and skylights are secured with the best possible locks, and check locks regularly to ensure they remain in good working order. While no lock is burglar proof, the more difficult it is to gain entry, the longer it will take, which increases the chances of burglars’ getting caught.
- Safes and registers: Never leave large amounts of money in the safe or register overnight. Consider signage which states that no cash is left on the premises overnight. Safes should be secured to the floor and not visible from the outside.
- Alarm and video systems: If utilizing an alarm system, make sure to have clearly visible signage stating the premises is protected by an alarm and set video systems to record overnight.
Further information can be found @ http://www.buildingsafetymonth.org/