• Chris van Kampen

How to Prevent Business Break-Ins in Calgary


Have you been the victim of a break in at your Calgary store or business? Or have you had a close call?


Unfortunately at Calgary Lock & Safe we are often the second call after a break in, and we understand the feelings of loss, vulnerability, invasion, paranoia, and anger.


The dangers of a commercial break in can include loss of cash and valuables, personal items, or a vulnerable staff member who is perhaps finalizing closing duties. While these risks are scary, you can protect yourself from some of the most common break-in techniques. Calgary seeing spike in commercial break ins during pandemic

So many businesses sitting empty remains too tempting a target for criminals who never self-isolate enough: Commercial break-ins are up 45 per cent in March. Thefts of vehicles increased 44 per cent.

-National Post


This shocking video shows some of the simple ways people can gain unauthorized access to your property:

So how can you protect your business from break-ins? Calgary Lock & Safe has experts on protecting your business and we can help. If you aren't sure where to start, here are some of our security hardening options that will minimize easy entry points and stand up to abuse.

  • Full Length Astragals are a long metal strip that overlaps the latch of your door to eliminate the possibility of prying, jimmying, or otherwise using "tricks or tools" to manually open latches. See More

  • Continuous Hinges, also known as piano hinges, are full length hinges that distribute weight and eliminate door gaps to harden security and prevent commercial break ins. See More

  • High Security Locks are tested to withstand attacks like picking, drilling, and bumping. They're restricted locks so their keys are patented against duplication and are recorded for audit capacity. Tough, and secure. See More

All these security accessories can be retro-fitted to your doors to prevent commercial break-ins and give you peace of mind. While bolstering security is your best and first line of protection, consider the following actions you can take immediately to reduce the allure of break-ins and further galvanize your security.


  • Remove all valuable from your storefront displays

  • Remove all cash from registers and leave drawers open and visible. Remove cash from premises or store in a burglar safe (see options).

  • Ensure alarm systems are working and contact lists are up-to-date

  • Post on windows and doors that the premises are protected by alarm systems

  • Consider installing a security camera system

  • Ensure all doors and windows are locked AND secure. Calgary Lock & Safe can audit your doors to ensure they close, lock, and otherwise are completely secure.

Calgary Lock & Safe is committed to providing our community with the #FeelingOfSafety. If you're feeling like your business is vulnerable, or you have been the victim of a break-in, you are not alone. We are here to help you secure your building and can provide advice and expertise to make you feel safe and protected. Call our experts today to get started on hardening the security of your Calgary business.

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