A lot of effort goes into maintaining and running a building that you use as your hub of business. As the business owner, you not only have to take care of sales, marketing, finances, operations, and more, but you also have to ensure that your employees feel safe and comfortable while they are at work.
Parking lots play an essential role in engendering this feeling of safety. It’s essential for companies to understand that employees feel more secure when they know their possessions are protected—which includes their cars. You wouldn’t want an employee’s—or your—car stolen from the parking lot of your building.
Parking lots are often considered to be unsafe, because crime rates and the chances of accidents are especially high in outdoor parking lots. A dark outdoor parking lot not only gives burglars easy access to exit routes, but also makes cars vulnerable to road accidents.
The only way to prevent crimes and accidents in your business’s parking lot is to deploy a security team and ensure that the space is well-lit.
The following are the dangers of a dark parking lot:
The chances of someone crashing their car in parking lot increases when they cannot see the space properly—there’s only so much headlights can do!
While reversing, turning or parking, you need to ensure that the lot is completely lit for employees.
There are tons of pieces out there about how you can make yourself safe in a parking lot and ensure that you’re not a target for anyone. But things would be much easier if companies were willing to make structural changes.
Crimes are easier to pull off in dark spaces and burglars can easily get away without leaving a trace. Having adequate lighting in the parking lot will help unsuspecting victims spot unusual movements around their car. It will also help security identify if something is out of place.
Most businesses have visitors, and companies are responsible if they are met with an accident—especially when there are no structural protections in place protect these visitors.
A well-lit parking lot not only reflects positively on your company, but it will also help you scratch off this potential liability from the list.
Interested In Lighting Your Parking Lot?
We recommend our commercial clients to install LED lights in their parking lots. These are energy efficient, can be controlled, are brighter and will last longer.