As a business owner you have a duty to yourself, your employees, and your shareholders to protect important business assets and maintain a safe workplace. This is not always an easy proposition, but with the right plan and the right partner you can build a solid security infrastructure for your business.
At J&J Security we've been in the business of protecting businesses for quite awhile and we have learned what works well and what doesn't. Two of the most vital parts of any business security infrastructure are using the right equipment for the job and educating the employees, so let's go over these in depth.
Your security equipment is the first line of defense against intruders. Alarms can be quite helpful in discouraging vandalism and burglary and many studies show that locations with alarms are much less likely to be the target of a crime. Many break-ins occur through a ground floor window, so be sure to install alarms on all of your windows and not just your doors.
Discrete, commercial-grade security cameras with 24-hour professional monitoring services are another indispensable feature of a modern security system. Depending on the size and needs of your business you can get multiple cameras or even installations at multiple locations.
Camera feeds can be recorded and backed up on the cloud for later viewing, removing the need for additional hardware. Security cameras have certainly come a long way since the days of clunky boxes and grainy images of the and 80s and 90s.
If you're someone who likes to be directly involved in all of your business operations, you can even monitor the feeds yourself via mobile app. You can't be onsite 24/7, but with remote access you can always stay connected.
Secure Your Business From the Inside With Employee Education
Having the right equipment is one thing, but if your employees aren't properly educated on security procedures all that equipment could end up doing nothing to protect you.
First, in order to properly educated your employees about security you need to have a clear and defined set of policies. Things like which employees are allowed to access certain areas, whether there are limitation on this access, and how employees should report potential security issues should all be well defined and ideally, written down.
Internal theft is actually a major risk to your business security that many owners tend to overlook. You want to think that the people you hired are upstanding and virtuous, but people can often surprise you. By educating your employees on security protocols and having a process in place for employees to report internal theft or suspicious behavior, you can be sure that your business is safe both inside and out.
Up to date equipment and educated employees are the foundation upon which any solid security infrastructure is built. Please contact us at J&J Security today to learn more about securing your business. We offer affordable commercial security systems including security cameras and alarms with 24/7 professional monitoring services.