As a business owner, one of the top things in your mind should be securing your patrimony against crime. The risks of not doing so can be enormous and can affect your business permanently, not only monetarily but it can also influence the buyer’s choice when considering a deal with you. Apart from that the morale in your employees could also be affected and so on. That’s why it is better to be safe than sorry. Coming up next, are a few things to consider when in the process of protecting and securing your business from theft .
First things first, do you have a business security system? If you don’t have one read on and even if you have one read on just in case. And try to keep these basic things in mind when creating or evaluating your security system or plan:
▪ Evaluate and be aware of the surroundings
Consider the criminality levels of the location your business is set in. Knowing these facts can tell you how strong your security system should be and where to begin adding security measures. Take in account things like how criminals couldbreak in to the building, unsafe windows and doors and safe spaces inside your business. Identify your weaknesses and your strengths and use them in your favor. It may save you some bucks to know where do you need to focus on.
▪ Select the security measures that best suits your business
Once you know your vulnerabilities, you can start selecting the security measures that best fits your needs. It could be reinforcing the security of the boundaries of the business with fences, wires and bollards, or maybe protecting the building with locks, gated doors, bolts or a new set of keys. It could be installing videos and audio security systems or hiring a security guard. All depends on the characteristics of your business.
▪ Don’t forget your budget
Another benefit of knowing your flaws is that you can manage your budget accordingly and direct the money where you most need it.
▪ Teach your staff how to protect themselves and your business
Create a security plan and assign defense duties to everyone, practice with simulations and always have police numbers in hand. An emergency button couldn’t do any harm either.
Once these aspects are in consideration, you can now make revisions on where your business stands in terms of security.