Break-ins — both cyber and physical — are more likely to occur at your business than ever before. Do what’s necessary to make sure you’re secure.
With every year that goes by, cyber security becomes more and more crucial to the survival of small businesses – but that doesn’t mean that physical safeguards aren’t just as important as they’ve always been. One hasn’t replaced the other; it’s just that there’s so much more for a concerned business owner to keep in mind when it comes to securing their business.
However, many business owners fail to properly in invest in their physical security. They’re so distracted by the buzz around cyber threats that they overlook the still very highly prevalent threat of conventional break-ins.
A proper defense for your business isn’t just on the cyber-side; it’s two-fold, keeping your business safe from physical threats. However, if you need more reason to invest a security for your system, keep these key benefits in mind:
Physical security deters criminal activity.
It may sound simple, but it’s true. If you implement noticeable security, then criminals that “case the joint” will be more likely to move on a find a more vulnerable target. Security features could include video cameras, signs and door stickers, motion-activated lights, and more.
Furthermore, should your business get broken into, the right security system will ensure that the authorities are properly notified. Smart alarms and centralized systems will immediately notify the local police when they’re tripped. Surveillance can further assist the police in tracking down the culprits after the fact.
Physical security will protect your business assets.
At the end of the day, no matter what, they are some key business assets that you can’t afford to lose. Even if your property is ensured, that doesn’t mean that you’re willing to have it stolen, right? Think about it right now – what if your client’s private data was stolen from your business right now? What would you do without it?
That’s why it’s so important to have your business assets protected on all fronts. Just like you have the proper firewall and antivirus solutions protecting your important business assets, you need to invest in the right physical security to keep you safe as well.
Physical security keeps your employees safe.
Security isn’t just about investing in the safety of the property at your place of business – it’s about keeping your employees safe as well. Your staff works hard for you, day in and day out, and it’s important that they feel safe doing so. If any of them work late hours or night shifts, it can mean a lot to ensure that they feel safe by putting an effective security system in place at the office. The right system will make sure that the proper authorities are notified if a break-in or accident occurs while your staff is working late or alone on-site. Furthermore, it’s vital to provide proper monitoring of the employee parking lot at night so that your staff feels safe getting to and from their cars each day.
Physical security will save your business money.
Sure, you’ve heard that to make money you have to spend money, but did you know that this applies when it comes to security systems? Many insurance providers offer discounted premiums to businesses that make an effort to deter criminal activity by investing in effective security systems. In some cases, the insurance company will even help out with the initial cost of the system. Furthermore, in the event that you do have to file a claim with your insurers, having the right surveillance footage can be a great help in both processing your claim, and getting a full payout.
Additionally, surveillance footage can be very helpful in protecting your business against frivolous and undue lawsuits. In the event that a customer claims to have to have been injured while on company property, it can be extremely helpful to have a video record of that customer’s time on your property to verify whether or not their claim is factual.
Physical security will give you peace of mind.
In addition to the many benefits listed above, a properly implemented and effective security system will also give you peace of mind. Given how much else you’ve invested in your business — years of your life, countless thousands of hours, and more — why not invest a little more in its security? Then you can rest easy knowing it’s protected from criminals on all fronts, no matter if you’re just heading home for the evening, or if you’re going away for a month’s vacation.
Do right by your business, your employees, and your clients, and invest in a security system today.
For more information about the benefits of a security system, and how best to implement one at your business, get in touch with Powered Protection right away at (716) 822-7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.