MaintenX International Offers Easy Recommendations for Winter Security

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MaintenX International offers businesses tips to stay safe in the dark, winter months.

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"Securing locks, maintaining upkeep for landscaping, and keeping an eye on the small safety details can help the most.”

Criminals often take advantage of fewer people outside and the increased darkness the winter season brings. Facility managers are wise to ensure their property is well-secured to ward off theft.

“There are many easy and effective ways to keep your property safe,” said Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX’s VP of Business Development. “Securing locks, maintaining upkeep for landscaping, and keeping an eye on the small safety details can help the most.”

For over 35 years, MaintenX International has provided assistance to help keep rental buildings safe. The following are some small changes that can make a big impact on facility security.

  • Turn a Light On: Outdoor lighting not only creates a welcoming glow on your facility. Lightning also wards over intruders. Consider installing timed-lighting in high-traffic areas and motion-sensor lighting in areas with less activity. Leaving on an interior light can also help passers-by notice if someone is inside your facility.
  • Keep Snow Low: If you live in snow-prone areas, snow can create new ways for criminals to access your facility. If snow accumulates under windows, it can provide new points of access to your building. Also, be sure to keep snow banks low for better visibility of your property.
  • Check for Winter Wear: When temperatures drop, salt helps reduce ice-related accidents, but it’s also highly corrosive. Be sure to check any padlocks on buildings and company vehicles for rust that can make them less secure. It’s much more cost-effective to replace a lock than the contents it protects.

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MaintenX International is a fully-licensed, facilities repair company. They are one of the largest national self-performing facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S. MaintenX has created a network of knowledgeable and professional technicians throughout the country. With their team of well-trained technicians, MaintenX self-performs and manages facility maintenance for clients. In the event there is not a MaintenX technician in the area, the company has fostered a network of preferred vendor partners throughout the country to provide superior service for their clients. For more than 35 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains, and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.

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