Many people use the terms burglary and robbery interchangeably; however, these terms are quite different. Throughout this article, we will review the two different terms as well as help set a foundation for avoiding both the burglary and robbery of your business. No one wants to be the victim of burglary or robbery and lose valuable time, money, and assets. It is important to understand the difference between the terms, but also how to prevent burglary and robbery from happening to your business.
A burglary is illegal entry to a dwelling with the intent to commit a crime, especially theft. Burglary most commonly occurs overnight, outside of operational hours while employees and owners are absent. Burglars may target products or cash when illegally entering a property. Not many people realize that burglary can occur from outside threats or internal ones such as corrupt employees who know the weaknesses of your business. Every business in any industry is at risk for burglary and should be prepared for outside or even internal threats.
A Robbery is the wrongful taking of someone’s property using force or fear. Using this definition, people may think of a bank robbery where bank tellers and innocent people are robbed at gunpoint or a carjacking with the owners in the car. This is one of the most terrifying and severe ways of stealing from a place of business because of the force included in order to steal assets, products, or information from a person. Businesses need to be prepared in the event someone breaks through their business with employees present, as this is one of the most dangerous situations to be in.
The installation of our modular vaults is another great form of security. Our vaults are customized to fit both your business space and security needs. We manufacture GSA and UL-certified vault doors and exclusively offer lightweight modular vaults for customers. Not only do we provide a secure space for goods but we offer a secure space for humans as well. As a business owner, you can include a safe room within your business by lining the walls and installing a GSA or UL-rated vault door. Choose your class based on your desired burglary resistance for up to 2 hours with our Class 3 UL vault doors. In the event of a burglary or robbery, you can help your employees to protect themselves in a secure space. Our Modular Vaults are a great alternative to cast-in-place vaults, as our vaults can be reinstalled at any time if needed for expansion or if your business changes location. A Modular Vault is one of the most flexible security options for your business.
Cannabis dispensaries, cultivators, and growers are a new business that is commonly open to the vulnerability of theft and burglary, whether this is for cash or the product itself. Not only is security for the cannabis industry important but each state has a regulation that holds security necessary for insurance purposes. For cannabis dispensaries, wire mesh caging and modular vaults are important to protect high volumes of cash and unique cannabis products. Wire mesh security cages can be used to store additional cannabis products in a stockroom as a deterrent for theft and can limit employee access through keypads or key fob access. Some state officials are beginning to require certain safeguards, including Security Caging and Modular Vaults, at marijuana dispensaries such as secure cash and product storage to protect windows and glass doors from crime. Be sure to look at your local requirements, should you have any questions, our sales team will gladly walk you through the decision process.
Retail applications are one of the most common victims of theft and burglary as there are a wide variety of goods to choose from such as jewelry, electronics, and high-end apparel. Both internal and external theft and burglary can arise. Which is why it’s important to acknowledge your weaknesses. Our modular vaults can help keep your inventory secure by limiting access and tracking who comes in and out. Modular vaults are ideal for storing important assets and cash in retail stores, especially if you deal with a large amount of cash. Retail businesses are at risk for both theft and burglary so it is important to protect your employees and goods.
The amusement and gaming industry is at risk for theft and robbery as well. Specifically, Casinos are at risk because they are required to hold enough cash on-site to cover every chip in play on the casino floor. With millions of dollars on the floor every second, this holds a convenient playground for thieves. Modular Vaults at International Vault have your protection and security in mind. Our Modular vaults, in conjunction with security cameras and alarms, provide the greatest resistance against theft as it buys time for authorities to be notified prior to forced entry.
If you are a small business owner unsure where to start, call us today to help you navigate your choices and make the best ones for your business! We install all over the U.S. and Internationally. Our sales team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, (919) 930-3064.