Break-ins can be just as stressful and overwhelming when they occur at your office as they do at your home. After all, as the business owner or manager, a break-in and burglary impacts your livelihood and can cost you money and peace of mind. First Lock & Security Technologies outlines the steps to take after an office break-in to deal with the fallout and prevent future security breaches.
Call the Police After a Break-In
Whether you suspect the break-in happened overnight or you walk in during the break-in, call the police right away to make sure they inspect the building before you and your employees enter it.
Repair Damaged Windows, Doors & Locks
If windows, doors or locks were broken during the break-in, get them fixed as soon as possible to address this serious vulnerability that will leave you prone to future break-ins.
Assess How Break-In Occurred
Can you view security camera footage of the break-in, either from your facility or nearby cameras? Take note of when, where and how the break-in occurred, and if possible, formulate a description of the perpetrator.
Take Inventory of What Was Taken
Make a list of what was stolen and the approximate worth. This is important not just for inventory purposes but for filing an incident report.
File an Official Incident Report
The information you have gathered in the previous steps will be used to file the incident report with the police. This is a necessary step to complete before contacting your insurance company.
Notify Your Insurance Company
Provide the incident report to your insurance company along with any other information they need about what was stolen or damaged.
Speak with Your Staff about Business Security
Don’t forget that break-ins can leave your staff feeling anxious and worried as well. Speak with your team members and reassure them with a plan for an upgraded security strategy.
Improve Security in Your Commercial Premises
The best way to formulate a proper security for your business is to contact licensed locksmith professionals. First Lock & Security Technologies can assess your building as well as install the latest security equipment and teach you how to use it.
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Whether you’re an office manager or business owner, First Lock & Security Technologies is here to help you after a break-in. And better yet if a break-in has not yet occurred, you can contact us to improve your security and help prevent it from ever happening. Call us today for a free assessment and quote!