Are you looking for ways to improve the physical security of your business? Check out our 5 ways to keep your business secure.
How to Improve the Security of your Business
it is important you have security measures in place to protect your business, property and staff. Here are our top 5 ways to improve the security of your business.
1. Have a Security Plan:
Having an effective security plan in place starts with a security risk assessment. Security risk assessments recognise and address what security your business can benefit from. It will look at your building, workforce and assets to identify potential risks and threats. The next step in a comprehensive plan is having protocols in place should a situation occur. An emergency procedure plan ensures your staff know what to do in an emergency.
2. Manned Guarding:
Manned guarding is having the physical presence of trained security personnel at your premises. Having on-site security not only provides a visible deterrent but also means should a situation arise it can be responded to rapidly. It also offers peace of mind to employees, customers/clients and visitors to your building.
3. CCTV Cameras:
Install CCTV cameras strategically throughout your business premises. These cameras not only act as a deterrent to potential intruders but they will also provide valuable evidence in case of an incident. It is important you ensure the cameras cover key entry points, parking areas, and sensitive areas within your premises.
4. Physical Barriers:
A critical element of keeping your business secure is strengthening your physical barriers to prevent unauthorised access. Consider installing security lighting, security gates, fencing, bollards, and reinforced doors and windows. Physical barriers will likely discourage intruders or at the very least delay forced access.
5. Keep Data Secure:
Important data should be protected and only shared with selected individuals. It is also a good idea to back up any important data stored within your business and passwords should also be updated regularly.
A.P. Security Services
If you would like assistance with the security of your business A.P. Security can help. We are a national security company with teams based across the country offering a local presence. We can advice you on the right emergency protocols and provide you with a comprehensive risk assessment. We also provide a range of professional security services carried out by our SIA security officers, including manned guarding, CCTV, mobile response and keyholding. Contact us today for more information.