Once upon a time, a business owner could bolt the door or lock the sliding gate and sleep comfortably. Considering the sophistication and flexibility of today’s criminal, no business can ignore needing innovative and advanced security measures to protect its investments.
From using a computer to a crowbar, criminals are determined to hack your assets. Every business has to implement strong measures to discourage invasion both physical and digital. Whether a burglar or a cyber-criminal, you don’t want your assets falling into the wrong hands.
Install Security Cameras
Being spotted on camera is the number one deterrent in discouraging theft and vandalism. These systems also reduce the risk of employees – another source of criminality – walking off with company assets. Footage will help gather evidence, and promote fair and right decisions. They can be installed almost anywhere, placed where they can obviously be seen, or hidden in pictures, plants or walls.
Have Quality Security Fencing
Sometimes securing the perimeter of your business is prudent. A barrier can be the first line of defense in keeping unwanted visitors away from the building. A security fence can be used alongside high end perimeter intruder detection systems and security cameras.
Invest in Solid Door Locks
Doors on a commercial property should be engineered to keep unwanted visitors out while allowing the right persons access. Doors should prevent entry completely when entry is not wanted. The door you need depends on the property. Companies like Shank Door can demonstrate why one type of door works for a restaurant but not a deli.
Securing Your Web Presence
What a business has to do to protect itself on the Internet cannot be completely covered here. Invest in security programs that keep your information protected and consider forming strong habits to combat scammers on your own. Strong passwords, SSL certification, updating security software, and encouraging employees not to share sensitive information all play a role in keeping cyber criminals at bay.
Put in an Alarm System
An alarm system can be as simple as a screeching noise reacting to forced entry or a motion detection system that activates cameras, relaying images to security or alerting authorities of a break-in. The sensitivity of what you need to protect should influence the investment.
Security threats come in a myriad of forms. It would be difficult to prepare for all of them. Some of the biggest businesses in the world will attest to that. But do what you can to minimize breaches and protect operations.