Do you value your business? You probably love it. It’s taken a long time for you to start up and even longer to build your business into the success it should be. Don’t risk it with a lapse in security measures, it could cost you more than you think.
A recent survey suggested that 64% of small businesses chose not to report a crime against them because they felt it was not going to be taken seriously by the police force. Even if this is not the case, perhaps taking measures to secure your business by your own means is a necessary investment.
There are a number of options open to business owners regarding this. General, yet often overlooked measures such as having appropriate locks for doors and windows, and well maintained frames surrounding those doors and windows can be the difference between finding your property ransacked and vandalised when you open up and putting opportunistic villains off targeting your business.
See to Safety
Make sure any areas surrounding potential entry points are made visible or well lit. Adding security lights to alley ways or dimly lit doorways can be a strong deterrent as well as just being generally safer. Why not add a CCTV system to key vantage points so you can keep watch over your business property when out of hours through a desktop, tablet or smart phone app?
Alarm systems are an age old deterrent. They are well proven though. They can put off many potential thieves and vandals in the first instance but even if the more daring delinquents venture past the alarm they will know they have limited time to act, meaning less damage will be done. You can have these alarms linked to a security company monitoring station who will investigate any alarms that are set off or make regular patrols on top. Not only that, security firms can also manage any aspect of your business’ security requirements.
Watch Your Money and Your Money Will Watch You
Transporting cash from your business to the bank or post office may seem like a routine affair, but if it is too routine you could find yourself or the employees who move your cash in trouble. If you transport your cash at the same kind of time daily or weekly, do you notice who’s watching you? You can be at your most vulnerable when cash is in transit – you may not be insured for it either. Take the risk out of cash transportation by having a professional security company take care of it. They will be trained, discreet and fully insured. This could be an investment that saves you thousands.
You may already employ some or all of the advice here. It certainly isn’t exhaustive but it could be food for thought and may help you identify areas you have previously neglected. When it comes to safety and security for your business, it well worth considering everything you can to make it safe. A safe and secure business is a trusted business.