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Protecting Businesses from Overnight Burglaries - Chicago Security and Security Consulting Services

Updated: Apr 4, 2023

  • 1000 block of West Wrightwood Avenue, Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 12:48 AM

  • 2400 block of North Halsted Street, Wednesday, March 15, 2023, from 12:04 AM- 5:15 PM

  • 1800 block of W Irving Park Road, Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 3:15 AM

  • 1900 block of W Byron Street, Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 3:48 AM

  • 3900 block of N Lincoln Avenue, Thursday, March 15-16, 2023, from 11:27 PM-9:30 AM

  • 4300 block of N Lincoln Avenue, Thursday, March 16, 2023, from 1:00-8:00 AM

  • 4300 block of N Lincoln Avenue, Thursday, March 16, 2023, from 1:00-6:00 AM

  • 4600 block N Lincoln Avenue, Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 5:27 AM

Protecting your business from overnight burglaries add to the complexities of securing your business during off hours. This post will illustrate a few common sense solutions to mitigate the risk of overnight burglaries to your business.

  1. Hire immediate short term Security Officer from a reputable Chicago Security company should your property need to be secured. This will deter or prevent any bad actors from attempting to gain entry again.

  2. Conduct a Physical Security Survey of your business. Also referred to as a Security Assessment. This Security Assessment will identify all the known threats and vulnerabilities associated with your business and facility. It is a vital process to determine which course of action you would like to initiate to protect your business. A Simple formula of Threat X Vulnerability = Risk. A professional security consultant will recommend countermeasures and solutions for you to choose from to safe guard your business. Some are more costly than others. It's imperative take a holistic look at these countermeasures and solutions through another process known as risk analysis. This will give you great insight as to the cost versus criticality of implementing the security countermeasures.

  3. General security countermeasures and solutions for protecting your business while it's unoccupied or during overnight hours:

a. Hire a reputable security firm with an overnight security officer, if affordable

b. Install an exterior video surveillance system-4K resolution / motion activated

c. Ensure video system is monitored by your installation or security company

d. Install an exterior intrusion detection system (IDS) with motion detection

e. Windows: Protect windows with 3M security film, security shutters or bars

f. Doors: Protect doors with 3M security film and security shutters

g. Doors: Install a security continuous hinge system to the door and frame

h. Doors: Ensure doors or security shutters have a shock alarm sensor

i. Install an interior intrusion detection system also with motion detection

Ensure to have glass breakage sensors installed as well

j. Ensure high value items are locked separately with a additional spot alarm

k. Install an interior video video surveillance system

These are just a few simple and safe security solutions and countermeasures to protect your businesses from over night burglaries.

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