Last year, summer was the starting point for months of unrest in cities across America. As this year’s summer approaches, law enforcement is taking precautions and predicting that similar events may take place. The Wall Street Journal reports that as COVID restrictions begin phasing out and public activity increases, police departments are “bulking up patrols and implementing new tactics to prepare for what they say could be a violent summer.”
As shopkeepers and restaurateurs in many cities can attest, small businesses were the most vulnerable targets of last summer’s crime epidemic. If you’re a small business owner, here are some ways you can prepare for more potential summer turbulence.
Monitor all your areas.
With our professional video surveillance systems, you can have a 360 degree view of your business site, both interior and exterior — even those corners that criminals think are “hidden.” Ask us about cameras that can help you do this, with alerts sent to your phone when motion is triggered in monitored areas.
Fortify your glass.
Vandals may still try to breach your entry, but you can minimize the damage they do. We have intrusion technology that can do this, like tamper-proof wireless keypads that work no matter what a criminal tries to do. For vulnerable store windows, we provide crash and smash detection that triggers your alarm, communicates with the monitoring center and alerts you the moment glass is broken.
Automate your lighting.
When after-hours crime is a concern, retailers can use interior lighting as an additional layer of protection. Whether you have determined that on or off is the right way to go, you can manage your lights cost effectively by putting them on an automated schedule. You can even use your smartphone to turn lights on and off remotely from home.
Some summer days may feel unsafe. But when you take these security steps, you can have peace of mind knowing you’re doing everything in your power to protect your business property. To inquire about any of the products and services here, contact Park Security today. We will be glad to answer your questions.
About Park Security Systems
PARK Security Systems is a full-service, locally owned and operated provider of home security in Pennsylvania. PARK Security Systems’ certified expert technicians offer residential and commercial security solutions to our local homes and businesses.