Your business is your livelihood. That means if your building or office is at risk, so is almost every other facet of your life. Commercial security is a topic not to take lightly, especially when there are many necessary ways buildings can up their defense and make their workers, visitors, and managers feel secure. It’s an involved process, but it’s made easier by breaking it down into individual steps. Improve your commercial security by starting with the below ideas so you can do what you do best: run a business with the knowledge that your building is protected and your team is taken care of.
Step 1: Decide Your Starting Point
No two businesses are alike, meaning each will have individualized needs where commercial security solutions are concerned. However, businesses can generally be broken down into two main categories: those moving into a new building or those occupying theirs for a while and reconsidering their security systems. If you are the former, know that what worked for the previous company may not work for yours. For the latter, it is always good to do routine checkups to see how you can improve security and thus operations.
Step 2: Consult Building Managers, Law Enforcement, and/or Security Professionals
Higher-ups at companies would do well to consult experts who work in protection and safety. These professionals can visit your facility, conduct a walk-through, and point out your vulnerable areas. This will help formulate a plan to make your security air-tight and keep your machinery, equipment, and personnel safe.
Step 3: Procure the Needed Technology
When it comes to commercial security, there are numerous options to consider: motion-activated lights for your exterior, in and outdoor cameras, locking systems (a master key system, coded keypads, and fobs all have their set of benefits), and more. You will want to have a budget for such installations and purchases. The price of this can sometimes add up. Nonetheless, considering the long-term benefits of implementing this technology (not worrying about stolen goods or crime) is more than well worth the investment.
Step 4: Conduct Tests and Inform Staff
You’ll want to do a test drive when you implement new technology. Add apps to your phone to see what footage is captured by programs like Ring, and test out the cameras. Smile and wave! Be sure to consider other security measures that go beyond crime, such as smoke detectors and fire alarms. Once all is functioning and installed, be a good leader and let your staff know what changes have been made to the building to keep everyone safe.
Step 5: Adapt as Needed
Technology evolves with time, so commercial security is not always a set-it-and-forget-it effort. Periodically (perhaps every year), assess your security measures to ensure they are still working for you and your company, and adapt as needed.
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