Is Your Business Really Secure?
It’s important to ensure the correct security is in place to protect you and your business. Here is a check list to follow to make sure you are doing everything possible to secure your business, employees, and customers.
Secure Your Property
If you own a retail location, make sure all cash registers are securely anchored and password protected. Install silent panic alarms that can be triggered by employees during a robbery.
Consider using motion-detection technology as well as door and window sensors to alert you when particular areas are occupied or when doors or windows are opened.
When using padlocks on outside equipment, install them at least 8 feet off the ground so they are not easily accessed.
Install Proper Lighting
Bright lighting should be installed on all doors and parking lots to improve security for your business and employees. Ensure your business is clearly visible from the street so emergency personnel can find you quickly. Remember, burglars often target offices and businesses located in areas not viewable from the street.
Businesses should always be alert and vigilant. Two of the most vulnerable times are during opening and closing. It’s very important to pay close attention to both employees and those outside the company during these key times because thieves will try to take advantage of any distractions.
A modern alarm system with professional monitoring can do so much more than make noise to deter thieves. You can receive instant alerts to your smart phone or home computer and your local authorities will be notified immediately.
Set your alarm, if you have one. This sounds simple but the most sophisticated system will only activate if armed.
Assign unique alarm pass codes only to employees with opening and closing responsibilities. Consider an access control system that requires a code or key fob with an individual microchip. This not only deters criminals but also allows you to monitor the movement of staff.
There are strict fire protection codes that commercial properties need to comply with. A professional alarm company can help you navigate the intricate codes that are ever changing to avoid both fines and potential dangers.
Train your employees on workplace safety, the procedures to follow if something goes wrong, and how to identify potential problems. Install a camera system throughout your building so you know who is entering and exiting at all times and what they are doing.
Shred Sensitive Documents
Don’t allow sensitive data or intellectual property to fall into the hands of competitors or others simply because of inadequate disposal of documentation. Invest in a secure shredding service or hire a company to come on-site.
Contact Independent Alarm to have one of our experts evaluate your business security needs. Our free, no-pressure estimates will help protect your business within any budget. Call today!
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