The 6 Steps to Successful Business Security
Customers often ask us: what can I do to ensure that my business is protected as best as possible? In today’s article, we’ll run through six steps you can take to ensure that your assets are protected from burglary and fire, since there are many security solutions available on the market.
Business Perimeter Security
The first step in ensuring that only authorized personnel can enter your business premises is to secure the perimeter. You can choose between swiang or sliding security gates, depending on how much space you have. Automated security gates eliminate the hassle of opening and closing them manually and allow you to monitor who goes in and out.
A variety of access control solutions can be used to secure the doors to your business. For a small workforce, key locks or mechanical door locks may be a good solution, while for a larger workforce, proximity readers or even biometric locks may be a better solution. Consider how and where the access control system will be used before installing it. This will help you choose the right solution.
If the worst should happen and someone gains access to your business premises, CCTV is one of the most useful tools you can have. You can check back and see who has been in the building and identify any unauthorised individuals. A CCTV system can also act as a visual deterrent to prevent thieves from entering your property. CCTV systems range from highly sophisticated colour DVRs (digital video recorders) to simple black-and-white cameras that can be viewed on televisions. Place cameras at access points, around the perimeter of your building, and inside any restricted areas of your building.
Protection of assets
You will no doubt have valuable items and cash inside your business that need to be secured. These precious items can be protected with a graded safe. Graded safes come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and locking options, so finding the right one can sometimes be challenging. Speak with a safe advisor who can suggest the right safe for your needs before purchasing a safe.
Alarms and protection against fire
Fire protection is equally important. You need to make sure that a fire within your business premises is detected as quickly as possible in order to minimize its damage. A fire detection and warning system is required by government guidelines for all businesses. Ensure that the alarms are regularly checked to make sure they are still working. In the event of a fire, it is advisable to store valuable items and important documents in a fire-resistant cabinet or safe that will provide some fire protection.
Response to security threats
It is said, “fail to prepare and prepare to fail”. Should the worst happen to your business, you will be dangerously unprepared if you run it in denial. Having a response plan in place and making sure all staff are aware of it is always a good idea. Furthermore, fire and burglar alarms can also be linked to local authorities to alert them of security breaches.
Safes International Scotland
Glasgow-based Safes International provides security solutions. in addition to safes and cabinets, we also provide access control systems and security doors, Take a look around our website or get in touch today to learn how our products can help you achieve security success.