As the old saying goes, “Nothing good happens after midnight.” And, with Daylight Savings Time ending on Nov 6th this year, that means the nights will grow longer – creating the cover of darkness – which gives criminals more time to do their job.
A SPOTLIGHT ON GOOD PERIMETER LIGHTING
Thieves do their best work at night; making perimeter lighting and lot lighting more important than ever as we head into the longest nights of the year.
Check out this article about Daylight Savings Time. It cites that crime rates are lower by 30 percent in the morning, including in the dark morning hours before sunrise—the closer to sunrise, the less the threat. In fact, improved lighting in the evening hours could reduce the crime rate by up to 20 percent! And, when you consider that three out of four commercial burglaries are committed at properties that lack adequate security lighting, the solution is easy to see—good lighting is one of the best deterrents to keeping criminals off your property. This simple adjustment can yield a tremendous benefit to your security and bottom line.
Read more on the four types of outdoor commercial lighting that can help keep you from becoming a statistic: Continuous, Emergency, Standby, and Moveable.
So what can you do today to better your chances of preventing crime? Be proactive and use our Perimeter Security Solutions Checklist below to review your current perimeter security. Then make your plan to implement changes and improvements, if needed.
PERIMETER SECURITY SOLUTIONS CHECKLIST
When was the last time you walked your perimeter through the dark lens of a criminal? Here are a few things to look for to secure your commercial business or site:
- Check all batteries, alarms, fire alarms, etc.
- Check for malfunctioning timers.
- Walk your perimeter—look for anything unusual. Food wrappers, buds, etc. can all be clues that your site is being scouted.
- Lights & bulbs—broken or burned-out bulbs should be replaced. Industrial lighting is best!
- Check for any areas that could be weak spots or targets for access by criminals.
- Set and test your alarms regularly.
- Consider dark spots where you can add illumination, especially around doors, gates, and behind buildings. Even obstructions like trees and bushes can create dark spots where thieves hide.
- Remove low branches or dying trees which can not only cause dark spots but also power outages if you don’t have solar power.
- Make sure emergency lighting works in case of a power failure.
Use these tips to take control of your commercial perimeter security and light up your lot from the darkness of night (and risk of theft)! There’s no denying that poor lighting increases the chance of your business becoming a soft target for crime. But creating a multi-layered approach will bring the most security to your site and send thieves running. Add AMAROK’s Lot Lighting options to solutions like The Electric Guard Dog™ Fence and FORTIFEYE™, which feature electric security fencing and camera and monitoring services for the Ultimate Perimeter Security.
FREE THREAT ASSESSMENT
Take the first step and identify your site’s vulnerabilities with AMAROK’s FREE THEFT ASSESSMENT. Our security experts will help you identify the weak spots in your current security, discuss the right measures to take and recommend the equipment needed to meet your site’s specific issues.
Bring LIGHT to the darkness this season and ensure the bad guys think twice before running off with your property.
AMAROK™ is a full-perimeter security company based in Columbia, South Carolina, that provides commercial security services throughout the United States and Canada. Specializing in electric fencing and perimeter security systems for commercial properties, AMAROK also provides supplemental surveillance solutions, including cameras, lights, and alarms. Together, these business security services form the ultimate crime prevention solution for any business.
The Ultimate Perimeter Solution
AMAROK is the ultimate perimeter security solution because it deters thieves, so there is no need to deal with the aftermath of a crime. AMAROK deters criminals in three ways; a shock deterrent, a physical deterrent, and an alarm deterrent. Installing The Electric Guard Dog Fence™ system is an effective way to prevent theft or vandalism at your business.
Even though professional monitoring speeds up police response time, criminals may still be able to breach your perimeter and enter your property. That’s why AMAROK developed FORTIFEYE. FORTIFEYE is the world‘s first integration of electric security fencing, video surveillance, and video monitoring solutions to create the ultimate crime prevention solution for your commercial business or industrial site.