Chances are you’ve worked hard to build a business you’re proud of. Investing time, labor, and that all-mighty dollar. So how would you feel if that business were threatened? Not great would be our guess and that’s probably why you’re here. Unfortunately, there are no fix-all solutions when it comes to security. But there are safeguards and precautions that you can take to make your business less vulnerable.
Here are five commercial security tips that can reduce the likelihood that your business and its assets will fall into the wrong hands.
1. It’s called Access Control
We like to believe the best in people. There’s nothing wrong with that. But the truth is that employee misconduct and internal theft are realities for businesses big and small. Sometimes it isn’t even a “disgruntled” employee. Sometimes it’s just an opportunity and temptation in an area where certain employees shouldn’t have access.
By investing in proper access control measures you can be sure that sensitive areas are only available to authorized personnel.
2. Let there be light
Let’s be honest here. Many crimes are crimes of opportunity and opportunity often arises in the dark. Make sure your property is well-lit, including any parking lot or structures. In addition to deterring crime, adequate lighting can also reduce the chance of an accident like something tripping and falling on your premises.
Motion lights are a great option and double as a security deterrent as many opportunists may lose their nerve when met with a blast of light.
3. Functioning cameras
Some businesses try to tempt fate by hanging dummy cameras around to deter theft or other crime. But opportunists are getting wise to these tactics and relying on this “scarecrow” effect for too long is sure to backfire. Make sure your business is properly fitted with several security cameras.
Modern day technology allows you to manage your cameras 24/7 from a smart device.
4. Keep it safe in a safe.
We call it a safe for a reason, right? These are must-haves, not nice-to-haves. Having a decent safe will can protect against brute force but they’re also fire and other damage-proof in the event of a storm or other natural disaster. It won’t be a cheap investment, but it will definitely be worth it.
5. Alarms. Alarms. Alarms
There is nothing that can or will protect your business quite like a proper alarm system. These days modern-day systems don’t only alert you of a robbery, but also in the event of a fire, smoke, or flood. A professionally installed system can even save you money on your insurance.
If you’re looking to give your business a boost in security give Millennium Fire and Security a call. We’ll come out and evaluate your property and come up with a plan that meets your goals and your budget.