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3 Tips for Creating Burglar-Proof Security for Your Home-Based Business

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While a successful home-based business is an entrepreneur's dream, it can also be the target of cyber criminals and burglars. That's why owners of home-based businesses need to protect their own self, the information from their customers and the rest of what constitutes their business.

While there are countless individual concerns as far as security is concerned for home businesses, they can be grouped into three major categories: basic security, video surveillance and monitored alarm systems.

By following the below tips for each of those concerns, home-business owners will be able to better protect themselves.

Address Basic Security concerns

 

People with home businesses tend to become so comfortable with their neighborhood that the idea someone is waiting to break into their building seems as far away as Mars is from Earth. While this may sometimes be true, home-based businesses need to begin taking extra security precautions against potential threats.

The following tips address basic security tips that can be put in place before any type of alarm system is installed:
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Keep keys safe from potential thieves: While handing out extra copies of keys may seem innocuous to close friends and family, they may lose them or turn out to be less than trustworthy. Keep keys in a safe place to make break-ins difficult.
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Don't display valuable items in the open: Potential clients entering home businesses can sometimes be ones looking for easy burglary opportunities. Refrain from enticing potential burglars by keeping valuables hidden during business hours.

Lock home doors and windows: An easy entrance makes homes and businesses more opportune targets for break-ins. Keep windows and doors locked to make entry difficult for criminals.

Add Video Surveillance

 

Video surveillance is the next security feature that any home-based business should have. Visible cameras make it possible to deter and track thieves, while hidden cameras in key places can make identifying thieves easier.

Choose a camera appropriate for the environment: Indoor cameras should always remain indoor due to their lack of weather- and water-proofing. Outdoor cameras should be resistant to water and have some degree of night vision.

Employ motion sensors: Motion-sensing lights in conjunction with motion-activated cameras can ward off potential criminals while creating an extremely efficient recording system. Opt for this type of surveillance setup when possible.

Utilize IP surveillance: Video accessible by Internet access, more popularly referred to as IP surveillance, enables home owners to monitor their home from their smart phone or computer. This makes surveillance systems easy to use and better at keeping home businesses secure.

Employ Active Monitoring

 

The third step that any home business owner should take to secure their business is to employ active alarm monitoring. This can catch burglars in the act, and keep property safer than the standard alarm system would.

Get alarm reporting: Active notifications can be sent via text messages and email with an actively monitored alarm. This will ensure that things stay secure.

Opt for real-time video feed functionality: Being able to monitor cameras and other devices should be something that any home business security system can do, but having video feeds sent via email will make this far easier. Combine this with real-time feeds to have a stronger security setup.

While running a home-based business may seem without a downside, the clear need for additional security is there. Business owners cannot rely upon their neighbors to do the same job that a smart security setup can to protect valuables, information and anything else within a home-business owner's property.
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Author Bio

Alanna Styrka is energetic, Confident, self motivated blog writer. She writes creative articles or journal on various channels . Now she writes a blog for electronic security system for a company Electronic Eye Security.

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