Six Do’s and Don’ts for a Successful Small Business Security
Small business security is, on the surface, not much different from home security. They use the same security equipment to secure spaces of similar size, in many cases. Yet the difference in how the varying spaces are used, and when, means security needs for one can be much different in some ways than for the other.
With that in mind, it’s important to know what the proper protocols for small business security should be and how to implement them.
Here are six do’s and don’ts for success small business security:
- DO arm the security system every night. It’s important to make sure the alarms are activated for when they’re needed. You can’t just leave the system inactive and expect to get the best results. Your security system should be active whenever the building is empty, to make sure your business is protected at all times.
- DON’T, however, just give out the alarm code to anyone. Other employees might be expected to open or close the building. But make sure you only give the access code to someone you can trust. Preferably, any employee entrusted with the code should be a long-term veteran you can vouch for. Not the new kid who you can push the early shift on and might take off after a week on the job.
- DO lock up any money and valuables you keep on site. No need to make it easier for crooks to grab the cash if they do break in. The money is much safer in a safe than in the cash drawer. Jewelry and other expensive items that are easily movable should also probably be placed under lock and key whenever possible.
- DON’T turn off the lights. This may seem counterintuitive, given how much we stress saving power and saving the rainforests. Or as our parents reminded us again and again whenever we left the kitchen light on after grabbing a snack. But a dark building is an easy target for thieves. Whereas a lighted building is a chancier target, one which passing police can easily check by sight for signs of disturbance.
- DO make sure to have proper camera coverage. Security cameras are a vital tool for business security. It can be tempting to put up some dummy cameras to try and trick people into compliance. However, actual, working cameras can be invaluable in discovering theft and ensuring your property is safe and protected.
- DON’T spend too much on a security system. One of the easiest ways to make sure you get a great security system at a reasonable price is to go with BlueAccess and its DIY security kits. They can cover a small business just as easily as it does homes. With self installation and a plethora of mix and match components to choose from, BlueAccess makes it easy to assemble a business security system that does just as much as you need it to.
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