When it comes to protecting your business against theft, you can invest in a high-tech security system, even hire a security company to be on the lookout for anything suspicious. However, the best theft prevention starts with something much simpler. You need the right commercial door with the right accessories to act as a barrier against would-be burglars. Here are some commercial door designs that are excellent choices for preventing theft.
Good news! You don’t have to choose between the aesthetics of a glass door and security. There are several doors and accessories you can choose that will help prevent theft.
The panes are thicker and shatter-resistant when adding features to your storefront doors, such as insulated glass. You can also fortify your door with security hardware, such as deadbolt locks. Additionally, your staff can see out the door to determine if there’s anybody suspicious outside. Ultimately, this is an excellent choice for retail storefronts where you need to balance security with good lighting and a welcoming entryway.
In many cases, theft happens when people can enter through utility or employee entrances. They slip in unnoticed and take valuables that you have stored on-site. One way to combat this is to install steel doors that are virtually impossible for thieves to get past. In fact, these doors are so damage-resistant that they can take extreme abuse without giving way.
Unauthorized access can happen from within your business as well. Because of this, you must control access from inside your business as well. To do that, you can install double or single steel interior doors. These can be secured with keyed locks or connected with access control panels to ensure that only authorized employees can enter. When you keep the wrong people out and control who has entry access, you prevent theft. Additionally, in the event that something does go wrong, you know exactly who had access.
Sometimes, steel doors aren’t a good fit for the interior of your office. You may find that they give a bit of an institutional feel. That’s okay. A high-quality wooden door with a solid core is going to be enough to stop most thieves, especially if the door is in a high visibility area. You can also have your door built with a security glass kit. That allows people to see what is on the other side of the door. At the same time, the wired glass is going to resist almost every attempt to break it.
Nearly any door can be more secure to deter theft. You can select the best locks, deadbolt locks, and door closers. Even the type of door frame you choose can make your door more resistant to unauthorized entry. Remember that you can build the door online with the features you want and get a zero-obligation quote.
There are many things to consider before you select an anti-theft door for your business. First, consider whether the door is interior or exterior egress/ingress. Next, is the door providing employee-only access, or will customers use the door as well?
Consider the exact amount of risk you are facing, as well. You should balance that out with the budget you have available to spend on a secure door and any need to make the door aesthetically pleasing. If possible, work with your security company to do a full risk assessment.
For example, there's no need to spend a significant amount of time or money securing a door to a room with inexpensive office supplies. On the other hand, you should certainly prioritize security if a room contains valuable company assets.
Finally, keep in mind that the best way to prevent theft is to combine a combination of solutions. A sturdy, commercial door that locks and secures is a part of that. Don't forget you can add features such as security cameras, motion-sensitive lights, and alarms. Of course, another solid defense against theft is simply being alert. Encourage workers to be aware of their surroundings and to report anything suspicious.
Are you having trouble with theft? Call CDF Distributors to learn more about how we can upgrade your security with our commercial door selection.