Your commercial property is an extremely vulnerable place. Your staff, as well as every valuable asset your company owns, are on the premises almost all the time. Therefore, building powerful security measures is an extremely worthwhile investment. Here are five things you can do to improve your security:
Secure the Perimeter Thoroughly
The obvious place to start is at your points of entry. Secure all doors and windows with security gates and/or bars as well as contact sensors that are connected to your alarm system. There are always going to be entrances that are seldom or never used. Pay special attention to these, and secure them thoroughly. That rear fire exit could easily be a soft target for burglars.
The next most important aspect of your security is your electronic eye. Cover as much of your property as you can. Also, make sure that you have good digital storage for all the footage and that you can easily access it and play it back when you need to. It won’t necessarily help you prevent a crime but it could help you catch a culprit and possibly get stolen property back. It is also a fairly effective deterrent.
Make your cameras part of a wide-ranging wireless security system that includes your entrance sensors, motion detectors and alarm sirens. Alarm systems, especially ones that involve the number of components you need on your commercial property, are very complex to install and maintain. A wireless system eliminates much of the hassle of installation and also makes the system more scalable and flexible.
Upgrade Your Access Control
Whatever your security budget may be, you would do well to devote a large portion of it to your access control system. There are many sophisticated options available at a variety of price points, making use of everything from key cards to biometrics and face recognition. It ensures that only those authorised to come and go are allowed to do so, and your visitors can be carefully monitored.
Link Your System to an Armed Response Service
Your alarm system, in spite of all its sophisticated accessories, is meaningless if there is nobody to respond to its call. You need to subscribe to a reputable tactical reaction company who can respond with force when necessary for your protection. Many of these companies also offer guarding services for that extra bit of assurance, as well as having access to your CCTV footage around the clock.
Don’t Forget Cyber Security
You don’t only have to worry about the security of your building and physical belongings. Your information is quite possibly the most valuable asset your company has. You should invest considerable resources in protecting your data with various anti-hacking measures, anti-virus software, offline and off-site storage, careful password protection and authentication software and firewalls, amongst other things.