Business Security Tips from Bryan & Sons Locksmith        (940) 566-5100

Locksmith in Denton, TX.
Bryan & Sons Locksmith
would like to remind you to take a look around your home or office building and offer you these home and office security tips:

Security Tips for your Home ⇒

    • Parking lots and storefronts should be well lighted at night.
    • Establish staff policies requiring at least two people to open or close your business.
    • Employees should be advised to keep their cars locked at all times, and strongly encouraged to exit the building with a companion whenever possible.
    • Employees should be properly trained on cash handling and security measures.  Set policy regarding cash on hand and stick by it.
    • Your Receptionist should have a panic button for emergencies or a lock on the front door that can be controlled by the receptionist.
    • Employees should be instructed to report any broken or flickering lights, doors that won't lock, or broken windows, and not to assume someone else has already reported the problem.
    • Community service and involvement are important safeguards against crime.  Customers and neighbors who view a business as a valued resource to the community will watch out for its property and employees.
    • Do not forget about making sure you are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    • Solid wood doors are good, metal doors are better.
    • Make sure hinges are inside so they cannot be removed.
    • Use deadbolts (locks that throw a solid bolt into the door frame.)
    • Reinforce the door frame if required with a long strike place, secured with #8 screws at least 2.5" long.
    • If your door frame is very thin, consider having a custom made strike place installed.  It should be constructed of "L" steel and run from the top of the door to the bottom and secured every 6 to 8 inches.
    • Check that a hand cannot reach through mail slots and reach the door locks.  Have a child try for you, intruders use them.
    • Windows - Install bars if there is any chance of an intruder getting in.  Custom made bars cost less than you would think and are usually stronger.
    • Check that your sliding doors cannot be lifted out even with a pry bar.  If it can, add a shim to the inside top track to take up the space.
    • Fire Protection - Make sure your smoke detectors have fresh batteries and are changed every six months.  Detectors themselves should be changed every ten years.

    We accept all major credit cards, cash, and checks.