Businesses can reduce their vulnerability to crime in many ways. Security measures like updated locks, lighting, and alarms can make any establishment a less attractive target for criminals. Remember that most criminals are opportunists, and the goal of a security survey is to reduce the opportunity. These methods include, but are not limited to:
Make sure doors and door frames are of adequate construction, commercial grade locks are installed, functioning properly and have edge guards to prevent prying.
Exposed hinges require non-removable pins.
Protect accessible windows with locks, security films, grilles or bars if possible.
Climbing aids, such as ladders, should be locked up or removed.
Test your alarm with your provider and update emergency contact lists.
Make sure all cameras are functioning, are well-positioned and views are unobstructed.
Change the combination of any safes, especially if employees have moved on.
Roof openings (skylights, ventilators) should be secured and alarmed.
Cash registers should be empty and left open to prevent unnecessary damage.
If you have a business in Cedar Park, our public safety personnel must be able to contact you in the event of an emergency. Please complete the following form and submit it. Your information will be kept secured and will not be shared with any outside entity. It will only be used to contact you in the event of an emergency. If you have any questions, please contact our Communications Division at 512-260-4600 or email Communications Division.