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MUST READ; Security Ideas For Landlords


Property owners, tenants and workers in commercial buildings must take security seriously.

For some reason, commercial and residential property owners often view the challenge posed by burglars and invaders differently. In many case, commercial and residential properties represent significant elements in the owner’s portfolio so understanding the risks and the available tools to deter crime is an important part of ownership.


Property owners in commercial and income producing properties have responsibilities to the people who reside and work in their buildings. At the same time, homeowners want to protect their loved ones and their investment. All these property owners can benefit from realizing the common traits that burglars possess. Thinking about what a perpetrator wants, how he will access the property and how he will exit with his stolen goods is a good place to start in preventing crime.

Property owners must insist upon certain disciplines from their tenants and family members. Spare keys should be controlled, never give to third persons. Doors and windows should be checked every day to make sure they are locked in off hours. If the home or commercial property owner does not have s security protocol, do remember he is partially responsible for a potential burglary.


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Most security system providers will also advise the use of cameras to record activity. Having an alarm system and motion detectors are important components of any property security system.


To discourage abuse of spare or missing keys, new security systems with digital codes to open doors are an excellent line of defense. Many companies have adapted a new methods (biometric) to welcome employees  and visitors into their territory, thereby protecting lives and properties.

Whether you own an income property, a home or a commercial building, the best way to protect your property is to take security seriously. Consult Global Sky Limited, a security specialist as we help assess your security status and make recommendations about how it can be improved.


Every property should have a security system even if it is a “do-it-yourself” method. Security systems can be tailored to meet the needs of the enterprise of homeowner. One size does not fit all in the area of property security but motion detectors, a functional intercom and fire and burglar alarms belong in every residential and commercial property.



In your property assessment, do not forget to check the grounds around the structure. If possible, consider installing an iron fence around the property. This can reduce the burglars ability to escape unnoticed and if it is high enough can make entry onto the grounds difficult. In some residential areas, you may need to check with the code as to acceptable height but a perimeter fence gives commercial and residential properties one more layer of defense. Of course, you will want to flood the area inside the fence with lights.

Most importantly, workers in commercial buildings, tenants in income properties and family members at home must learn to take security seriously. Today, one cannot be too careful.

When tenants change, change the locks. When a commercial tenant has turnover, change the combination or locks. Perform regular security check on all your properties and you will have a more profitable and enjoyable ownership experience.

For security services, contact Global Sky Limited, the leading Security Company in Ghana and beyond


By Globalskyafricaonline.com



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