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How to Keep Your Business Safe During the Coronavirus Shutdown

April 6, 2020

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With the ongoing worldwide pandemic, business owners are worried about the financial impact of having to close for extended periods of time to comply with quarantine measures. In addition to lost revenue, shuttered businesses face an increased risk of theft, vandalism, and looting.

The best way to keep an eye on your business while still following the “stay at home” mandate is by installing a wireless security camera system that not only gives you 24/7 remote access to a live video feed on your smartphone, tablet or computer but also alerts you whenever potential criminal activity is detected.

If you’re a non-essential business that is facing temporary closure, make sure you’re putting security measures in place to prevent losses from theft.

Protect your closed business with commercial security cameras

Criminals know that mandated shutdowns mean that many commercial properties will be left unoccupied for days or weeks at a time. These locations become a prime target as the reduced foot traffic and high stress on the police force lowers the risk of getting caught. The presence of cameras alone is often enough to deter criminals since thieves tend to look for easy, low-risk targets.

Wireless cameras allow you to monitor your business from home

Wireless transmission of the data captured is extremely useful during this pandemic lockdown. Watch live video footage of your premises while abiding by the “shelter in place” regulations. You need only a smartphone to have instant eyes on activity in and around your commercial property. You can also set up alerts so that your cameras will notify you when there is activity or someone enters the premises.

In addition to security cameras, you may also consider:

  • Moving high-value items into a guarded storage facility or to your occupied home
  • Adding bars or boarding up glass doors and windows
  • Conducting in-person check-ins
  • Installing security lights to increase the visibility of your storefront
  • Enlist surveillance help from friendly neighbors who live within view

Security in a time of uncertainty

Of course, the health and well-being of ourselves, family, and friends is at the forefront of everyone’s mind right now. However, the safety and security of our businesses is also a pressing concern. If you have never had a professional surveillance system installed at your commercial property, now is the time to research your options so that when the quarantine orders are lifted, you can have that peace of mind in the future. The COVID-19 event is unprecedented, but Maryland Security Professionals remains ready to answer your questions about installing customized security systems in Baltimore-area businesses, as well throughout Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware, and the mid-Atlantic region. For now- we wish everyone all the best as we get through this global crisis together

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