Many businesses whether a storefront, in an office park, runs out of the home, or a stand-alone building, house many valuables that may cost tens or hundreds of thousands in stock or assets. Regardless of what type of business you operate, securing the premises is an essential step to securing your livelihood and safety in the workplace. Here are five key points to remember when you consider securing your business premises.
Have a Risk Assessment Done:
The first and probably most important step in securing your business and its premises is to have a risk assessment carried out. This will help you to identify which areas need the most security, where any weak or blind spots are, and which is the most likely entry points for potential burglars.
Set Up CCTV and Security Cameras:
Have security cameras installed at the entrances, exits, reception or check-out points, and in any particular areas you would like monitored. CCTV and security cameras will capture and store information of whose coming onto the premises and when they leave. Any suspicious activity can also be easily monitored and viewed later on should something go wrong.
Secure the Building:
Make it harder after business hours to get into your building by securing all entry and exit points. Install security bars over windows and security gates over doors which can be locked at closing time. The initial cost of securing your business premises may be quite high, but having this security in place will bring down monthly insurance premiums, protect your stock and equipment, and ensure the safety of you and your staff.
Have an Alarm:
Including two alarm systems that are installed in your building will make sure that security companies are immediately alerted should anything happen. The first alarm system for when the business is closed for the day to send a signal should anyone enter the premises after hours. The second alarm system should be installed and readily available for your staff to trigger and call for an emergency response if a robbery happens during operating hours.
Protect Your Staff:
Ensure that your staff are well trained in the event of an emergency. It is important that each member of your workforce knows what to do if a robbery takes place. Train your staff to look out for and recognise any suspicious behaviour and how to properly report a crime. It is also a good idea to make sure that someone on each shift has basic medical aid training and that a first aid kit is readily available.
With a well-secured business, trusted staff members, and an emergency back up plan in place, your business will be at less risk of crime and theft. Remember the best way to avoid a crime at the workplace is to secure your business from an invasion.
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