Security is something that all business owners need to think about whether you run an office, small store, or shop. But there’s no need to let it daunt you. Or worse, put it off until something goes wrong. Let us help you determine the best security measures for your business.
The two most common and effective ways to secure your building are technology and personnel. Technology includes alarm systems along with interior and exterior cameras. A security official either remains on-site or stops by throughout the day and/or night to watch your property. You should consider one of these strategies or a combination of both. Here are a few questions to help you plan a safer space for your business and employees.
Assess your security situation and needs:
- Do you have any employees leaving work after dark?
- Is the parking lot a long walk from the building or in a poorly lit area?
- Do you hold cash on premise?
- Are there multiple points of entry to your shop?
- Is it important to see a video of your office interior and exterior in real time on your computer or mobile phone?
- Is your business ever closed without employees on site for long periods of time? Weekends, holidays, etc.?
- Have you had security issues in the past?
Determine what security resources you need:
If you answered yes to questions 1-3 then a security guard is a good choice for your business. If you answered yes to questions 4 and 5 then technology should be a part of your plan. If you answered yes to a combination of these questions then your best bet is to establish both methods in a complimentary way.
- Personnel Benefits: A security guard is the best crime deterrent. You receive direct on-site customer service. A guard gives your employees a sense of security. Trained guards handle on-site crime quickly and can respond to security system alarms. They are familiar with your property layout and better understand how to approach the situation.
- Technology Benefits: Video keeps a visual record of the intruder or issue. An alarm could scare off an intruder and will alert authorities. Footage can be monitored from home. Some systems include fire and carbon monoxide detectors. The presence of a security system could deter intruders from attempting to break-in.
Still not sure the best security set up for your business? Here’s who can help:
- Security Guard Company – We’re here to help! We’ll fully assess your office’s needs and give you an estimate. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alarm security company – A representative can help you understand your building’s most venerable spots.
- Insurance company – Your insurance company will help you understand your liability, deductibles, and coverage if a break-in happens. Prevention is often cheaper than dealing with a security breach.