Think Like a Thief: 3 Ways to Use Psychology to Minimize Burglary

Posted on: December 6th, 2017 by Nelson Shane

As a business owner, you know that the most important part of being a responsible merchant is keeping your employees and your equipment or products safe. One of the biggest potential threats that both you and your employees face is a break-in from a burglary or robbery.

Though thefts are common (especially in high-risk areas), thankfully, there are things that you can do to turn burglar’s psychology against them.

At Mike’s Lock Shop, our goal is to provide you with not only the best locking systems and commercial locksmith services in Philadelphia, but also provide helpful advice. Here are three of the best ways to use the psychology of criminals to protect your business.

  • Flood your property with light. Some of the most effective techniques that you can use to deter thieves involved making the thief feel exposed and like they are at risk of being seen. You may have heard the statistic that most burglaries occur during the day. This is only true for residential properties because thieves know that homeowners are less likely to be home during the day. Using floodlights on the exterior of your property or leaving a light on in the office of your business that can be visibly seen from the outside of the property makes thieves feel uncomfortable because it makes them feel exposed and thus more likely to get caught.
  • Effective locking systems. Up-to-date locking systems can be used to both deter thieves as well as keep your property safe. We encourage you to consult with one of our experts to see which locking system is best for your business.
  • Place merchandise strategically. Did you know that most windows are broken impulsively? Experienced thieves are unlikely to break a window to enter because it creates more evidence and noise when compared to picking locks. Thus, you should always avoid placing expensive items near windows or in window displays during the night.

The best way to keep your property protected? Make sure your locking system is up-to-date and functioning! If your property is in need of an upgrade or you need an electronic car key copy made in New Hope, give our team at Access LockTech a call. We’ll help give you the tools you need to keep your employees and inventory safe.

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