Music studios are the musician’s haven where all the magic happens. In a way, when I’m recording in my home music studio, I almost feel like I’m engaging in an active meditation that clears away all worries.
Most musicians are broke and can’t afford to own their own home studio. However, the ones who do tend to have equipment that’s worth thousands of dollars if not tens of thousands. Some famous music studios have equipment that’s worth in the hundreds of thousands. Whether you own a small home studio, or a large studio where famous artists record, it’s extremely important to protect your investment.
Burglars often target music studios because of the valuable equipment inside, as well as the general lack of security many studios have. For examples, burglars stole 80,000 pounds worth of equipment from a studio in 2013. As musicians we tend to be very trusting and don’t invest in security. This is a bad decision in the long term as we need to absolutely protect our investments.
If you own a recording studio that you rent out to musicians, you should consider hiring full time security to protect your premises. Most large studios have security guards stationed at the premise to keep the equipment safe. Additionally, security guards are useful for the occasional artist who does way too many drugs during his time slot and needs to be kicked out. I hate to say it, but many artists in the music industry are heavily reliant on drugs to make music.
Get a Proper Security System
I personally have a thorough security system which includes passcodes and cameras monitoring the premise. My home studio’s security system was set up by a Mississauga locksmith firm who helped us out a lot with setting up the system. I can sleep safe at night knowing that we have a very strong system that can only be broken by a professional heist team. And I’m pretty sure Ocean’s 11 won’t be targeting my studio any time soon.
Make Sure Only You and Trusted Employees Have Keys
Don’t give keys to your friends or anyone who’s not a trusted employee. In the music industry, disloyalty is common and poverty is rife. Your friend who makes 1000$/month at his job might prioritize a bit of money from selling something small in your studio over friendship.