When it comes to securing your business, be it a major corporation or small mom and pop store, it is important you protect yourself against the two security threats that affect every business. The first is from external threats, which is what comes to mind when most people think of security and the second is inside of your business and is usually overlooked. So let’s take a look at how securing these two systems will give you the peace of mind you deserve.
Securing Your Business Externally
There are many threats that come from outside of your business and around the actual location of your building. The most common threats include:
It is easy to see how any one of these could scare away customers, frighten employees and cost you money. So it is important you take the following steps to secure your building.
- Install Security Cameras: Add cameras to a variety of areas around your building, including your doorways, windows, parking lot and other areas your security professional recommends. According to the bureau of Justice Statistics, one in ten property crimes occur in the parking lot.
- Add Lighting With Motion Detectors: Install lighting that is connected with motion detectors so that whenever there is activity in an area, lights will immediately turn on. Walkways, doorways, windows and your parking lot are some of the first places you’ll want to check to see if the lighting is adequate.
- Access Control: Installing an access control system you will be able to monitor not just your customers and visitors but also your employees. You will also save money that businesses lose by having to change their locks every time an employee leaves. Instead, that person's code or card is removed and can no longer access your building.
Internal Business Security
As a business owner you do your best to hire competent, trustworthy employees, but there is no perfect system to determine if a person is honest. Some of the most common internal threats include:
- Timesheet manipulation
- Physical Damage
- Faked Injuries
There are several things you can do that will prevent these issues every business owner faces.
- Access Control: Access control is not just for the outside door. Do you want to limit how many people can access the warehouse or computer system rooms? Are there offices that only certain employees should have access to? These can all be controlled with a good access control system.
- Video Security Cameras: Placing video security cameras in strategic locations can also help you monitor traffic and reduce waste and loss. Studies have shown that employee production increases and theft decreases when your staff know they are being monitored. In some instances you may wish to install a hidden camera. Today's cameras are so smart they can be hidden in clocks, smoke detectors or speakers.
Work With A Professional Security Company
These are just a few of the more common security systems for internal and external protection. In order to truly protect your business, you will need to address both threats. The best way to do this is to make sure you work with a security expert. Since 1989, Supercircuits has been trusted by not just businesses but also the United States military. With a variety of brands and prices of security equipment and a highly trained technical support team we can protect your business both externally and internally.