How Security Gates Can Save Your Business Money
One reason some business owners may not be willing to install physical security gates is that they’re worried about costs. No matter what sort of business you’re running or what stage your business is at, it’s always crucial that you consider the costs and benefits of any major purchase.
While security gates certainly do come with an expense, it’s one that is more than offset by their benefits.
Physical security gates are almost always a one-time expense. They require little maintenance and, once they are installed and used correctly, they will keep your business safe for years. This is different than an alarm system, which requires paying a monthly monitoring fee if you wish to have your alarm connected to a security service or have the police called when a break-in occurs. Video surveillance cameras also require monthly fees and these systems often need more frequent maintenance. When you have security gates installed, you do not have to worry about them once they’re set up. They’ll protect your business each and every day as long as you lock them properly when your business is closed.
The Cost of a Burglary
In addition to saving money on initial setup and monthly fees, physical security gates also protect your business from the costs of a smash and grab robbery. Smash and grab robberies are very common as criminals know that if they can quickly enter a property and leave with stolen goods before the police arrive, they have a good chance of getting away with their crime. Unfortunately, these types of break-ins tend to cause a lot of damage.
Criminals do not care about your property. They will do whatever they can to gain access and steal the items they’re looking for. This means they’ll break windows, smash doors, and destroy shelving and displays if they have to.
In many cases, the cost of repairing your physical property is greater than the cost of replacing the assets that were stolen. There is also the hassle of having to make extensive repairs to your business and potentially close for a period while these repairs are made. A company can lose quite a lot of money if it is forced to shut down to repair windows, doors, and displays.
How Security Gates Help
Criminals know how effective security gates are. They know that properties that have them installed are significantly more difficult to break into and, in many cases, criminals simply avoid properties that have physical tools installed. It isn’t worth the time or risk for them.
Security gates work as a crime deterrent. This is different from other tools such as window film. Window film can make a break-in more difficult if installed correctly, but criminals don’t know it’s there until they’ve already made several attempts to gain access. They could cause serious damage to your property during these attempts. With security gates, criminals can see them right away and they’ll likely move on to another business.