Six Questions to Ask When Leasing a New Commercial Space

Six Questions to Ask When Leasing a New Commercial Space

Six Questions to Ask When Leasing a New Commercial Space

Reprinted from American Alarm

When you’re on the hunt for the perfect commercial space to lease, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of imagining your business thriving in a new location. However, beyond square footage, lease terms, and location, there’s a critical aspect you must consider: security.

As a business owner, ensuring the safety of your premises, employees, and customers should be a top priority. To guide you through this process, we’ve compiled a list of essential security questions to ask when leasing a new commercial space.

  1. How safe is the neighborhood?
    Before signing on the dotted line, research the neighborhood’s safety. Research recent crime statistics and talk to neighboring businesses about their experiences. A safer neighborhood not only means a secure environment for your business but also peace of mind for your customers and employees. Understanding the types of security issues (if any) that occur in the neighborhood will help plan the security strategy you develop for your business.
  2. What fire safety measures are in place?
    Fire safety is paramount. Inquire about the building’s fire safety features, including smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, and fire escape routes. Ensure these measures are up to code and regularly maintained.
  3. Is there adequate outdoor lighting?
    Well-lit exteriors are a deterrent to crime. Check if the parking areas, walkways, and building entrances are sufficiently illuminated after dark. Adequate lighting can prevent accidents and deter potential burglars or vandals.
  4. How is building maintenance handled?
    A well-maintained building is less likely to have security breaches. Ask about the frequency of maintenance checks and who is responsible for them. Ensure that doors, locks, windows, and surveillance cameras (if any) are in good working condition.
  5. What are the tenant security responsibilities?
    Understanding your role in the building’s overall security is crucial. Clarify what security measures you’re expected to implement within your leased space and what is covered by the landlord. This could range from installing an alarm system to ensuring your space does not compromise the building’s security.
  6. Can the space integrate security technology?
    Integrating security technology can provide an additional layer of protection. Ask if the space allows for the installation of modern security systems, including surveillance cameras, motion detectors, and access control systems. American Alarm can assist in designing a security strategy that incorporates these technologies effectively to suit the needs of your business and the layout of your new commercial space.

Choose a trusted security partner

As you navigate the process of leasing a commercial space, remember that security considerations are paramount. By asking the right questions upfront, you can ensure that your business is well-protected from the start.

And when it comes to designing and implementing a comprehensive security strategy, consider American Alarm your trusted partner. Our expertise in the latest security technologies and strategies means we’re perfectly positioned to help you create a safe and secure environment for your business.

Taking these steps will not only help secure your commercial space but also demonstrate to your employees, customers, and partners that you prioritize their safety and well-being.

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