When renting an office trailer for a short-term worksite such as a construction site, you can't take your trailer's security for granted. It's in the nature of these temporary work spaces that sends a message to would-be thieves that they're being left unattended, and getting in and out of any leased trailer can be done at will. This doesn't have to be the case in any portable office trailers for rent in NYC. Here are few tips to help you keep your office trailer off-limits.
Follow Basic Security Protocols
The first thing you need to make sure of is that everyone knows the basics. All sensitive information needs to be locked securely within the trailer. Furthermore, you can't allow too many people with access to the key. Every night when closing, make sure all the windows are closed, and the doors are locked. Also, try to position the trailer so it's closer to the street rather than an isolated part of the job site.
A good, tough lock is still of supreme importance when it comes to protecting your trailer. It's worth the extra time and expense to install a deadbolt similar to the one you probably have at home. Regular door locks alone don't provide much security. Deadbolts, on the other hand, are very hard to penetrate for even the most skilled and motivated invaders.
As with your home, ample lighting is often enough to deter criminals. For the most part, you'll want your worksite to be well-lit at night for safety reasons. If, for some reason, your trailer is sitting just beyond the glow of your site's lights, add security lights for the express purpose of scaring off thieves. Bright lights such as halogens, for instance, are particularly good at persuading crooks to keep their distance. To save money, use a motion sensor so they'll trigger when there's any movement close to the trailer.
Besides screens which are effective for keeping out bugs, consider installing special security screens. These act much like bars, and are very difficult for crooks to break through. They also look better than bars. After all, you don't want your trailer to feel like a prison. Besides being secure, you still want your trailer to provide a comfortable work environment. Security screens satisfy both of those needs.
Security Cameras and Alarms
If you're ready to take that next step, go ahead and add security cameras and alarms to your security arsenal. If you like, you can keep it simple by having one camera focused on the front door. The other options is to purchase several cameras and connecting them to the internet. As for alarms, you can either install a silent one that alerts the police, or a loud one that alerts everyone within a 100 yard radius. Both are effective.
For any other information on how to protect your portable office trailer in NYC, don't hesitate to contact the professionals at Cassone Leasing Inc.