How to Improve Your Steel Building’s Security and Safety

Regardless of how you look at it, pre-made steel buildings bring with them a wide range of benefits that cannot be ignored.

For starters, by virtue of the fact that they’re engineered from high quality steel, they’re one of the most durable options out there. They are easy and fast to assemble, making them cost-effective as well. They’re also available in a huge number of configurations and can be used for everything from small sheds or garages on a personal property to aircraft hangars and absolutely everything in between.

But just because steel buildings come to you at the highest possible quality doesn’t mean you won’t have to be proactive about things like maintenance. To really get the most out of your investment and to protect it for years to come, there are a number of core best practices that you’re going to want to follow. 

Preserving the Power of Pre-Made Steel Buildings, One Step at a Time

With regard to maintaining the security of your steel building, you’ll want to begin by making sure that all of the “usual aspects” are accounted for. That means installing not only high quality doors and windows, but also the right types of locks as well.

If you’re already investing in a steel building, you don’t want to skimp on security enhancements – even if the perimeter of your property itself is inherently secure. Always invest in high quality, heavy duty doors for your steel building and protect them with locks that are designed with reinforced shackles. These two things go hand-in-hand, as the highest quality door in the world ultimately won’t help you if the lock that it is protected with is easy to pick or break.

The same is true of the types of windows that you install with your steel building. If shutters are present, for example, make sure both that they close fully and that you can easily lock them. Not only will this go a long way towards preventing yet another opportunity for someone to break in, but it can also help protect the glass (and the items inside your steel building) from something like a major storm as well.

One step that you can take to improve both the security and safety of your steel building in equal measure involves installing an alarm system on and around the structure. These days, advanced alarm systems have never been more cost-effective and they are inherently powerful. You can install door and window sensors to get instant alerts as to whenever someone enters or exits the building. Many will send SMS text messages or push notifications directly to your smartphone.

You can also install cameras that are connected to the Internet that show a live video feed whenever you want. If someone steps onto your property or attempts to enter your steel building after hours, you’ll know about it instantly – putting you in the best position to do something about it.

In addition to improving the security of your steel building, this would improve the safety by protecting the other people who will be around on a regular basis. You can install security systems (particularly cameras) that you can monitor and install yourself, or you can have a team of professionals actively monitor it for you. Live security monitoring 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year is available, although note that this will likely require some type of subscription fee that you will pay on a monthly or annual basis. 

In the end, while it’s true that steel buildings are every bit as durable as they are versatile, that doesn’t mean you won’t have to take some maintenance-related concerns into consideration. Any type of construction project like this is an investment, to be sure – and one that deserves to be protected.

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By following best practices like those outlined above, you can help maintain not just the security of your steel building, but the safety as well. At that point, it will dutifully serve you for years to come.

If you’d like to find out more information about how to protect your investment and improve the security and safety of your steel building, or if you’d just like to speak with an expert about your needs in a bit more detail, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at SteelCo today.