A recent survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) revealed that nearly half of businesses in Western Canada have felt the direct or indirect impact of crime, with 32% reporting property damage or theft. The rise in police-reported crime across Canada, marking a four percent increase in 2022, underscores the urgency for businesses to take proactive measures to safeguard their premises and protect their business storefront—particularly windows and entryways.
Vandalism has emerged as a pervasive issue for businesses in BC and across North America. This unprecedented rise in crime against businesses has even prompted some local governments to grants and tax rebates to assist in covering repair costs incurred due to acts of vandalism (BC Government Launches Securing Small Business Rebate Program – https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023JEDI0065-001657). Concerns over crime extend beyond property damage and theft, with businesses expressing worry about the safety of both customers and employees.
In response to these challenges, businesses are adopting strategies to enhance security, adjust operations, and provide additional safety training for staff. However, the financial strain on small businesses is evident, with increased spending on security measures contributing to labor shortage challenges.
As businesses grapple with these issues, security roll shutters have become a popular solution to protect against vandalism, theft, window smashing and intrusion. Steel roll shutters provide a robust physical barrier, acting as a deterrent to potential vandals and burglars.
Here’s how roll shutters can mitigate vandalism for small businesses:
- Physical Security:
- Roll Shutters offer a durable physical barrier, preventing unauthorized access to your premises.
- The visible presence of roll shutters serves as a deterrent, discouraging vandals and thieves from targeting your business.
- Customizable Solutions:
- Roll shutters are customizable to fit the unique requirements of your business, ensuring seamless integration with your property’s aesthetics.
Here’s how roll shutters compare to other popular security solutions:
While businesses navigate the underlying societal issues contributing to crime, they can take immediate action to enhance their security by implementing security solutions such as roll shutters.
Talius stands as the foremost manufacturer of premium roll shutters and Habitat Screens in North America. Our roll shutters provide robust defence against vandalism, theft, and unauthorized entry, safeguarding schools and commercial buildings and residences. Talius’ Habitat Screens are designed to significantly diminish heat absorption in buildings during sunny periods and heatwaves, resulting in a notable reduction of up to 50% in air conditioning energy consumption. To best serve clientele across the continent, Talius maintains offices in both Florida and British Columbia.
Learn more about Talius at www.talius.com