Small businesses like yours usually start out by trying to do everything in-house. Your business is new, so it can seem smarter to try to manage everything directly, rather than trust your future to a third party. While this may be true, it’s certainly risky as well; when it comes to something as important as your security, you can’t afford to cut corners.
Without the support from an expert provider, you need to be confident you’re doing the work right – allow us to help out. Here are four tips to help you boost your business’ security.
To start, you need to know what you’re dealing with. There’s no point in trying to make changes to your business’ security if you don’t actually know what it consists of. That’s why it’s so important to take the time to note every aspect of your current security setup, so when you make decisions to change it, you’ll know what effect it’ll make.
A comprehensive security assessment should include an examination of the following parts of your security:
After completing your initial risk assessment, you’ll then want to move on to the upgrading and maintaining different specific aspects of your security, such as…
Despite how effective video surveillance is as both a deterrent and a way to support law enforcement efforts after a break-in, many businesses like yours have yet to install one. Be sure to invest in a proper video surveillance system at your place of business, as it will have two key effects:
You should also note that surveillance has improved far beyond what it used to be. No longer limited to blurry closed circuit feeds and VHS, modern video surveillance can come in high definition, and be streamed directly to your personal device when you’re off site.
Cybercrime is an ever-present threat to modern businesses in every industry. Without up-to-date and varied security measures, successful hacks to your business can compromise customer and employee data and harm the infrastructure, resulting in costly downtime. Be sure to include the following basic measures in your cybersecurity defenses:
When compared to firewalls and HD video surveillance, regular old perimeter security measures can seem basic – but that doesn’t mean they’re not necessary. Keeping criminals from entering your premises in the first place is the most direct way to prevent a theft.
Sturdy doors and gates, as well as complex and multi-faceted locks on any entry way, are a vital part of keeping your business from being broken into. Be sure that you don’t overlook these measures when it comes to improving your business’ security.
Now, this may seem like a lot to take into consideration by yourself, but there’s good news – you don’t have to handle it on your own. Powered Protection is proud to support businesses like yours in assessing and improving security measures both inside and out.
We offer a comprehensive suite of security solutions, including:
For more information about how to boost your business’ security, and the many services and solutions that Powered Protection offers, be sure to get in touch with our team of security professionals right away at (716) 822-7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.