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Closed for the Holidays? Protect Your Business

Closed for the Holidays? Protect Your Business

Over the years it has become more common for businesses to close for days, weeks, even a full month around the holidays. This allows them to reduce costs during that time and also gives employees time with their families. Unfortunately, this can also be the time when a business is most vulnerable to burglary. Will you be closed for the holidays? Here are some tips for keeping your business safe during times when you are closed for business. Tips To Keep Your Business Safe Any business that appears to be closed is a potential target for thieves. Lack of foot or vehicle traffic in your area is a good indication that no one is around, but there are other ways to be sure that your business doesn’t stand out as a target. Remove holiday decorations prior to close of business on the last day. If you are still decorated for Christmas after the New Year, your business will stand out to anyone looking to break in. Make sure your alarm system is on. If you don’t have one, now is a good time to think about investing in one. Many insurance companies offer discounts on property insurance for businesses that have functioning, monitored alarm systems. Keep those video cameras rolling. Inside and outside video cameras should be kept on and recording even when you’re not in the office to catch thieves in the act. If you’ve been thinking about installing cameras, they may also come in handy for liability claims such as personal injury when you are open. Make those deposits. Aside from a small amount of petty cash,...