Business Watch - Crime Map - February 2016
Business Watch is a partnership between local Burnaby business communities, the City of Burnaby, and the RCMP.
Our goal is to provide tools and resources to help reduce business-related crime. These maps reflect crime trends in the business community. When incidents are reported to police the information is used to deploy resources strategically, identify crime hot spots, and analyze trends and patterns.
The maps are provided as a tool to promote awareness and crime reduction throughout the business communities. Check out the Business Watch website for more information. External link, opens in a new window http://burnaby.ca/businesswatch
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Business Break and Enters are below average for the month of February 2016. Please see crime prevention tips as no map has been created.
Crime Prevention Tips:
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Even though business break and enters are below average, business owners are encouraged to remain vigilant and follow some of these crime prevention tips:
- An alarm system is one of the tools that business owners can use to protect their business. Alarms should be heard inside and outside the premises.
- Consider installing a closed circuit television. Remember that for liability reasons, CCTV signage should always be posted and visible. Signage can also act as an additional warning for criminals.
- Lighting may be one of the most effective crime prevention tools when used appropriately. If criminals can be seen, they are less likely to offend. Ensure that light fixtures are installed in a vandal resistant area and covered to prevent the removal of the light.
- It is recommended that when your business is closed that you leave your lights on in your premises. Lights can be placed on a timer to mimic the effect of someone present in the building.
- Target hardening can be effective when installed correctly. Doors can be reinforced with long screws, bolts, deadbolts, bars, or alarms. Windows should have primary and secondary locks engaged whenever an employee is not in the room.
Business Watch Safe Community Series Information Session
The Crime Prevention Unit created 'Safe Community Series' of presentations and workshops, in which residents, businesses, and community members are encouraged to attend and learn about a variety of crime prevention topics.
In partnership with Transit Police, this upcoming session will focus on personal safety while commuting to work and when to report incidents to police.
Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to the crime prevention unit at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-294-7859.
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