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Friday, March 27, 2020

Police Urge Business Owners To Secure Things During Forced Closures

Orangeville | by Jill Young  

Orangeville Police are reminding closed businesses to make sure things are safe and secure.

Orangeville Police have issued some crime prevention tips for temporarily closed businesses during the pandemic.

Many non-essential local businesses have temporarily closed.

Police suggest business owners do these things to protect the property and business during this time:

- Remove all valuables from storefront displays to help reduce smash-and-grab thefts.

- Remove all valuables such as cash from the till and leave it open.

- Remove signage from front windows and keep some lighting on so police have an

unobstructed view of the inside during patrols.

- Ensure all doors are properly secured and that all exterior lighting is functioning.

- Consider installing an alarm monitoring system. If you already have one, ensure the

key-holder contact list is current.

- Consider installing a surveillance camera system that can be electronically monitored

off-site by the owner/management.

- Clearly post signage on the door/window to indicate that the premises are monitored by

an alarm company and that no money is kept on the premises.

- Consider using a laminate on all windows and glass doors to prevent the glass from

being broken from blunt force. Although damage to glass will occur in a break-in

attempt, it will greatly discourage or prevent entry.

- Install latch guards on doors to protect against prying, especially on secondary doors

such as employee and loading entrances.

- Remove material around the exterior of the property that may be used to gain entry into

the premises such as bricks, metal poles and construction materials

All citizens are being  asked to be vigilant for potential crimes in our community and to report any suspicious people or activity.



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