Protecting your employees, tenants, and visitors is a top priority for any commercial building. But what if you could also attract more business? That’s where security becomes more than just an expense; it becomes an investment in the future of your business. Here are four ways to make your commercial building safer.
Install Fire Safety Tools
A fire safety plan can help make your commercial building safer and attract more tenants. For example, install a sprinkler system with a 2 way solenoid valve for automatic fire detection and suppression, such as the NFPA 13D standard sprinkler heads or wet pipe systems. These systems will protect occupants with water spray even if an electrical or gas power source is unavailable.
Install and maintain smoke alarms with battery backup, such as the NFPA 72 standard photoelectric detectors. These devices will alert occupants of a fire even when a building’s electricity goes out.
Locate your emergency exits near stairways on all building floors and install door hardware that allows occupants to exit from the inside with a key or pass card and enable emergency responders entry.
Lastly, ensure that your ventilation system is sufficient to maintain air quality and allow smoke to escape, reducing the risk of fire spreading.
Install Exterior Lighting
Some of the areas you should look at are installing exterior lighting to make your building safer for tenants. This will also help attract more tenants because it makes your property feel secure and attractive.
If you have an art gallery or other business that needs to stay open late at night, exterior lighting is a must for these hours. It can also help deter thieves from breaking in.
If you have an on-site office, it’s essential to ensure enough security cameras. This will ensure the safety of your employees and other people who enter the building during business hours. But, more importantly, it’ll increase working efficiency due to feeds’ backup for future references.
There should be at least one camera for every entranceway and a few in high-traffic areas like lobbies and break rooms.
Your property should also have a security system that monitors any entry points including the doors and windows, and motion detectors on upper levels of buildings.
Have a Security Guard at the Entrance
With a security guard at the entrance, you’ll provide tenants with peace of mind and attract more business. Security guards are trained to handle potentially dangerous situations. From fires or burglaries to an angry tenant.
They can also make initial assessments if there’s suspicious activity going on and call the police.They also protect the property from vandalism and general wear-and-tear, which can help avoid costly repairs in the future. And with crime rates on a continual rise nationwide, there’s no reason not to get one.
Making your commercial building safer and attractive is fundamental to the success of your business. The key is in understanding what tenants are looking for when they come to look for a space, and then ensuring you have all that covered with safety features that will bring them back time after time. With these four secrets, you’ll be one step closer to making sure prospective tenants see your building as the best one on the block.