Ensuring you have comprehensive workplace security is one of the most important investments you could make as a business owner. Not only will it reduce liabilities and insurance, but it will most importantly protect your employees, stock and any other valuable information or assets housed at your business property. Here we will be discussing 4 easy steps you can take as a business owner to improve your business security and boost your bottom line.
Not only are fire alarms a legal requirement for your business, but they are integral to providing safety and security for yourself and your employees. Ensuring you have a professionally installed, functioning fire alarm system is key to protecting your business assets, employees, stock and digital data on the property. Without which, your whole business could go up in flames both literally and figuratively.
CCTV is one of the most commonly used business security systems worldwide as it not only provides protection, but it also works as an extremely effective deterrent. Whether it be within your premises or outside, thieves and vandals will be aware that they are being watched and are likely to think twice before breaking the law. It also helps to keep a watchful eye on your stock as well as your company vehicles or simply your employee parking lot. Internal CCTV will also help to ensure there is no company theft taking place on the inside as this is sure to eat away at your bottom line!
Intruder Alarms are another crucial element to your business security infrastructure as if the CCTV isn’t enough to deter a potential threat, you will want to know the moment they illegally enter your property. As soon as you clock off for the day, you will want to leave safe in the knowledge that your premises are fully protected and that you will be alerted if this security is compromised. An intruder alarm will not only alert yourself and any keyholders to the problem but any security teams you have in place.
Being able to control who has access to your premises is arguably one of the most efficient ways of improving your business security. As such, many businesses often rely on access control systems to prevent intruders and unauthorised personnel from gaining access to their building or restricted areas. There are a variety of systems available from key fobs, keypads and biometric systems to suit your business needs. Employees and trusted visitors will be able to access authorised areas at specified times and dates of your choosing. These systems can also be linked to your CCTV, burglar system and fire alarm to create a comprehensive all in one system.
The Bottom Line
Whether it be internal theft, a break-in or stolen stock, each of these occurrences can drastically affect your profits. Profit is everything to a business and a single event could mean the difference between breaking even and making a loss that year. Without adequate security and protection in place that these 4 systems provide your business’ bottom line will begin to suffer.