Securing your business is not about purchasing a security system only. It involves a variety of measures, some of which are discussed below.
What are the tips for protecting my business?
Install Adequate Lighting: Lighting is very instrumental in ensuring that your business is secure. With proper lighting, you can prevent accidents and other incidences that may endanger your safety, and deter criminals from targeting your facility.
Know your employees: Conducting proper background checks on your employees enables you to mitigate losses arising from employee theft. Vet all new hires to verify their employment and education histories. Also, call their references to ensure that an applicant doesn't have a criminal record.
Invest in video surveillance system: A professional grade IP CCTV surveillance system from I-Tech Security enables you to monitor your facility at all times. As such, you can easily deter cases of theft, fraud and mischief. In addition, you can record security footage, which comes in handy for investigations, or used as evidence.
Purchase a business alarm system: Alarms are great tools for protecting your business against criminal activity such as burglary, vandalism and intrusion. In addition, they can be used to detect a range of threats including smoke, fire, poisonous gas, and flooding.
Install Access Control System: These systems enable you to secure the physical entrances and exits within your facility to prevent unauthorized people from accessing your assets.
Secure your Valuables: Criminals are more likely to target your business if they spot valuables lying around. As such, ensure that all money, jewelry and other valuables are stored out of sight, in a safe or other secure location.
Carry out drills: Ensure that your employees are aware of the steps to take in the event of an emergency. Conducting drills regularly will help you to sensitize employees on the various dangers and train them on how to respond.
Integration: Integrating your POS with video surveillance system enables you to have greater control over your business operations and deter fraudulent dealings.
Secure Your Network: Use passwords and other tools to secure your business network against hacking.
Test and Maintain your Security Systems: This ensures that your systems are working.