You’ve invested so much of your money and time into your business to keep it running. Lax security can put that investment in jeopardy.
There’s never a bad time for you to review your business’ security. It should be something that you do yearly. If it has been longer than that, then your business might have vulnerabilities, thus putting it at risk
But what should you be focusing on when you’re doing a security review? See our suggestions below.
It might be nice to have the best business security technology. However, it’s only technology if you don’t have the proper procedures and protocols in place. You need a good plan to put everything to use.
Your business security plan should cover such things as:
- Procedures for fires or other emergencies
- Personal policies on employees, which can include what you should do if you need to fire an employee
- Policies on who you will allow in a building, or even in certain areas of the building
- Potential external threats to your company
When you started your business, you probably put together a plan that covered all the aspects of getting it up and running. You didn’t just wing it. It took time and effort. Well, it works the same way with your security procedures.
Business Access Control
There are some things that can’t be resolved by using a traditional lock and key. For that, you need a Business Access Control system.
A good Business Access Control system can give you peace of mind, you don’t need to worry about using a physical key or remembering the passcode to enter the building.
By using an access control credential, you don’t have to worry about losing your physical key or having it copied and given to someone who shouldn’t have it.
You can give or revoke access instantly, activate or deactivate cards, even give temporary guest access to vendors or visitors. You can do all of this with the help of your smartphone.
Automation makes all this possible as it allows you to control everything with just the use of an app. It’s your chance to work smarter. A good Business Access Control system can require employees to get in with the use of a keycard, a key fob, or even biometric devices like fingerprint readers, retinal eye scanners, and facial recognition.
Partnering with a trusted security provider like SEi helps to ensure a hassle-free system that is right for you.
When you’re trying to protect your business, one of the best ways to do that is through video.
Video is effective for your business in that it can reduce liability. Having footage of an accident that occurs in the workplace can be helpful for you should it be required in a court of law.
There are multiple cameras available for you to choose from. You can go with something discreet like a dome camera or something that is multi-directional like a multi-sensor camera, which can offer a 360-degree view of a room.
Where to store that video?
Whether you go with cloud storage or on-site storage, there are benefits to both. By choosing cloud storage, SEi offers a scalable solution that allows you to record, store and access your security video surveillance footage of your business from anywhere. You’ll access the video securely and don’t need to worry about dealing with physical equipment like servers, software, and internet bandwidth.
However, our on-site solution might be right for you if you feel more comfortable with having immediate access to that footage. You can even use your mobile device to monitor your business from anywhere.
Depending on your business there could be some custom features that you include in your business security plan. Below are some examples.
- Is there a benefit to creating a separate room with higher security for your more sensitive documents or valuables?
- You can add a panic or duress button. Adding a panic button isn’t just for thwarting criminal activity. If someone is injured and needs help, a panic button could be useful. Panic buttons can send an alert to you or even emergency personnel.
It’s important that the security options you choose are what works best for your business.
If you need help with putting together a strong business security plan, then contact SEi today at 800-279-3667.