Maintenance Workers And Your Property

June 27th, 2022

No matter what its focus is or what it involves, every building in Chico has one thing in common – eventually, they will need maintenance. Whether it’s general maintenance, serious repairs, or just minor custodial work, the fact is that your property will eventually need to be worked on by a trustworthy professional.

But that’s the key word here – trustworthy. Often, maintenance workers could pose a risk to your property – they could be careless and bring about potential lawsuits due to injury, or they could end up just being dishonest and stealing from your company. Either way, making sure your Chico property is fully protected is a must.

Luckily, there are a few steps that you can take that can help. Here are some of the main things to remember that can help ensure that you still have serious protection when maintenance workers are in the building.

One – Set Up Clear Goals And Expectations

A maintenance project can take a long time. You’ll need to start off every project by having a talk with the workers to see just what you need to expect in terms of a timeline. Ask things like the following:

  • Start date and end date
  • Hours that employees will be working and things like lunch break times
  • Spaces that they are allowed to work in and any areas that they can’t enter


Things like access control systems can allow you to set up clear parameters for maintenance workers and prevent them from entering certain areas – plus, can give you records of when they have entered different parts of the property.

Two – Monitor Spaces

Once you know where the maintenance workers will be, the next step is to make sure that you have eyes on the workers. No matter what your goal is, protecting your Chico property is a must. Video surveillance systems make it easy to monitor all areas of your property – especially those areas that maintenance workers will be completing work in.

Three – Promote Full Safety

Another factor? Making sure you take steps to fully protect your building even after the job is finished. Is your current security system up to snuff? Will it be protected if a worker returns after the job is over?

Additionally, think of factors including things like:

  • Monitored burglar, fire, and carbon monoxide detectors and alarms that will connect your building to remote monitoring services that will immediately dispatch help.


  • Energy management solutions that let you identify whether or not your property is efficient.


  • Mobile technology that links to your system and lets you check on the building, handle access control, watch security feeds, and more


The right tools and setups can make it easier to keep your property safe and protected when maintenance workers are on site.

Getting The Right Security System

Keeping an eye on your property is a must, and the right security system can help. If you’re ready to get a system that will actually protect your business, we’re here to help you. Contact us today to get your initial consultation and learn more about how we can help keep your property safe.

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With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
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    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
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