Business Security Considerations Amid COVID-19

by | Jun 22, 2020 | Blog

Currently, businesses are facing more security challenges than ever before due to COVID-19. Businesses have had to quickly adapt, regardless if their doors remain open or if they have had to completely shut down. Because of countless changes in state regulations and looming concerns over health and safety, security for your business has become increasingly essential.

Not only has the importance of having a commercial security system grew, but technology is also changing and advancing to reflect the current environment. We want to highlight some of the key features business owners can and should be utilizing to keep their customers and employees safe, healthy, and secure. 

Using Access Control to Manage Your Business

Smart access control solutions can help you with changing hours, limiting contact with people and objects, and managing your business from afar. 

Access control allows you to unlock the door using our InTouch smartphone app. You can also install touchless keypads, that detects proximity to a keycard or a fob—lessening the number of touched surfaces.

Benefits to Business Access Control

Access control allows you the ability to keep an eye on your business, no matter where you are. Not only that, but it needs to be flexible and future-proof so that you’re able to adjust as things rapidly change. Here are some key benefits of adding an access control system:

  • If your operating hours have changed, update when the store opens and closes via your smartphone or computer. 
  • Receive alerts on access activity, so you always know when someone is in the building and who isn’t.
  • If your business is closed, you can still open the door without leaving your house for things like an unexpected delivery.
  • Restrict or limit access to certain areas, and get video alerts if someone has accessed somewhere they shouldn’t have.
  • Easily remove access to ex-employees who no longer work for you. You won’t have to worry about collecting a key or even a keycard. 
  • Grant access to cleaning crews and monitor their work with indoor security cameras.
  • Receive detailed reports on access activity whenever you need them.

SEi’s access control system lives in the cloud so there is no on-site software or server needed. You are always up to date with the latest software. Contact SEi today to learn more about what an Access Control System can do for your business.

Video Surveillance for Health and Safety

Monitor customers, employees, deliveries, service providers, and other visitors with surveillance cameras from SEi. Security cameras in combination with access control provide businesses with the ultimate security.

In addition to security, cameras also provide a unique way to join events virtually. With social distancing guidelines in place, many of us are keeping our physical distance from others but filling that gap by connecting digitally. 

Wireless indoor cameras could be used at dance halls, sporting events, auditoriums, churches, or other types of venues that normally draw in a crowd to stream or share video. This gives customers a unique opportunity to still view events without having to be there in person. 

Advantages to Video Surveillance Cameras

  • Spot monitor people in your business to regulate that proper distance is being met and that you’re never overcapacity. 
  • View staff and/or cleaning crew to ensure proper cleaning measures are being met.
  • Easy-to-use, web-accessible dashboard to search and playback video by date, time, schedule, or events.
  • Receive event notifications via email or text for system arm/disarm and receive open/close reports.
  • View live video or set motion-triggered/detection alerts.
  • Resolve disputes, prevent loss, safeguard your investment, and integrate with other security features for a seamless system.
  • View multiple locations in one account.  Record and store video footage locally or in the cloud.

We design, install, and monitor advanced video surveillance systems to meet your unique needs. Contact SEi to learn more about CCTV Security Cameras.

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