There seems to be new updates and regulations on the COVID-19 pandemic every minute. In many states entire companies are forced to work from home and some businesses are even closed completely. As the situation continues to evolve, many businesses owners are unsure of what steps to take to protect their businesses, customers, and employees.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce offers a coronavirus toolkit with a compilation of the CDC’s recommendations for businesses and workers across the country. But for those businesses and offices forced to close for the time being, it can be difficult to ensure its protection. 

Here are 4 ways to protect your business or office building while it sits empty during the pandemic.

Securing Entrances 

This is essential when protecting a closed building, as doors and windows are obviously the easiest entry point for intruders. Secure all doors and windows with deadbolt and you may even want to consider installing additional locks for the time being. 

Utilize Security or Alarm Systems 

If you have them, make sure all security systems are in place and operational. If you do not have a security system in place, this may not be the best time to get one installed. However, there are many DIY security systems that you can purchase immediately and install yourself. Here are some of the best and most affordable DIY security systems of 2020

  • SimpliSafe Security: starting at $14.99, features include:
    • Professional monitoring 
    • Cellular monitoring 
    • Wireless equipment
  • Blue by ADT: starting at $19.99, features include: 
    • Smart-home compatibility 
    • 7-day practice period 
    • 24/7 professional monitoring available 
  • Cove Security: starting at $14.99, features include:
    • Custom packages with low-pressure sales 
    • Easy cancellation
    • 60-day money back guarantee

Block Parking Areas 

Consider putting up obstacles in front of parking areas to ensure pedestrians and vehicles can’t get in. 

Safety and Security Window Film 

Windows can be the most vulnerable part of a building. Typical windows are quick and easy to smash, being a burglar’s preferred point of entry. 3M’s security window film deter would-be-felons by creating an effective barrier between the inside of your business and burglars. 3M’s fragment retention films keep broken glass in place during high winds, storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, burglaries and even explosions. There is no better window film solution to trust to keep your assets safe during this uncertain time. To give you even more peace of mind, our products are backed by 3M warranties, a fortune 100 company.

With the uncertainty of the situation, we don’t know how long our businesses will have to stay closed. You want to make sure it has the best protection possible, so when it does come time to re-open, it’s smooth sailing. 

For over 45 years, Midwest Solar Control Corporation (MWSC) has been the Midwest’s premier 3M authorized Prestige window film dealer offering the highest-quality products in the industry. Our consultants’ extensive experience and unparalleled professionalism have made us a leader in the window film industry serving Chicagoland and the entire Midwest. Whether you are looking for ultraviolet window protection for your home or retail space or energy saving window film for your office building, our knowledgeable consultants will find the right solution to fit your needs. Our commitment to providing great customer service and the best available products make us stand alone from our competition

For further information, or to request a quote, contact the window film experts at Midwest Solar Control + Glass Graphics here.