Our office is in a nice part of town. Unfortunately, there is an apartment complex nearby with all sorts of characters coming and going at all times of the day and night.
A couple of months ago, someone entered several of the buildings across the street and walked through them gathering purses and/or wallets. I don't know why they didn't cross the street to our building, but I figured that it was just a matter of time.
So, we installed a keyless door lock system that requires employees to badge in/out. Everyone else must press the call button before being 'buzzed' inside. We had installed security cameras around the outside perimeter, at the doors and inside hallways two years ago; so we can see who is at the door.
Of course I found myself questioning myself on whether I was being paranoid and spending money needlessly. But I took comfort in knowing that I was doing all that I could to ensure my employees' safety.
Sure enough, yesterday at the noon hour a woman who obviously had no business being there, came to our door and tried to enter without buzzing. She kept trying the door. She stopped and read the sign instructing visitors to press the call button for assistance, looked at the call button and then kept peering inside the windows looking to see what was inside. She tried the door once more before leaving and walking on down the street. All of this was seen on camera.
I don't know for sure what she had in mind, but it was certainly not anything related to our business. Perhaps a probe to check the security... who knows. Our system worked and I am glad that I spent the money for it.