If you are tired of having your restaurant's building be the after-hours hot spot for spray paint taggers, then you will be happy to know that you can proactively prevent much of their expensive damage and emotional headaches. While it would be nice if everyone would respect your property, the reality of today is that you need to be proactive about preventing graffiti and discouraging taggers from stopping at your building when they are out causing mayhem.
Here are three inexpensive things that you can install on your restaurant's building to deter graffiti artists from using your building as their midnight canvas:
Install Inexpensive Trail Cameras
Even if you cannot afford to purchase a video surveillance system for your building, you can purchase some inexpensive trail cameras and install them in inconspicuous places in your building. Although trail cameras were originally designed to snap digital photos of wildlife that walks through remote areas, they are wonderful when used as deterrents against graffiti and theft. You should place cameras so that they have a clear view out the window and into your well lit exterior areas.
Install Excessive Exterior Lighting
If the outside of your restaurant is dark at night because it does not have enough lights, then it gives criminals and delinquents places to be where they are hidden from the sight of people driving or walking by. By installing an excessive amount of lighting on the outside of your restaurant's building, you can discourage taggers and other criminals from hanging around causing trouble in the dark. Though you will have higher power bills for the extra lighting, your employees will thank you because the extra lights also provide them with an added layer of safety when they get off of work after it is dark outside.
Install Anti-Graffiti Window Film on All Windows and Doors
Finally, to improve the look of your restaurant's windows and to keep spray paint from damaging them in the future, you can ask a professional glass contractor to install a special anti-graffiti film. The contractor will first clean the windows very well to remove any grease and dirt. They then buff out any scratches or pits in the glass. Once the windows are clean and smooth, then an anti-graffiti film is installed onto the exterior of the window. The film repels paint. Since the paint will not stick to the windows, taggers will move on and find other more suitable surfaces to vandalize. Contact a business that sells commercial window films for more information.