6 Effective Ways to Secure a Business Property

Your business is probably one of the biggest assets you own. Securing your business property against potential threats is necessary as a business owner. It’s the same as securing your home. 

Companies worldwide are beginning to recognize the importance of protecting their business. What a costly affair it could turn out to be if your property becomes a victim of theft or vandalism. Business owners are now keen to invest in the best security measures available on the market. 

Securing your business property is more than ensuring that would-be thieves don’t break-in. It is about protecting your business from all possible forms of danger. One break-in or damage is all it takes to cause potentially irreparable damage to your business’s bottom line. 

If you’re in search of some effective ways to protect your business, here are some options to consider:

Protect Your Perimeter First

Your property’s perimeter should always be the first thing that you secure. This is because your perimeter is the first line of defense (this varies depending on the property in question). Higher security measures should be in place if your business owns high-value merchandise and keeps sensitive information within your premises. One example includes motion sensor detectors that trigger an alarm whenever movement is detected on site. 

Invest in Facial Recognition Software

Businesses that deal with a heavy flow of traffic daily should invest in security measures that protect this aspect. While most client-facing businesses rely on a receptionist to monitor who goes in and out of the building daily, there is one way to take this security measure a step further. 

Investing in facial recognition software video will offer greater protection because no one will be able to go in and out without being recorded. For restricted areas, facial recognition software can determine who has access to the premises. 

Facial recognition software creates a paper trail of anyone who has come and gone on the property every day. It makes it feel a lot less intrusive for the people coming and going in high-security buildings like banks. This way, if something does go missing, your chances of tracking it down are exponentially better than it would be without the software. 

Install Video Surveillance Cameras Everywhere

It might seem overkill, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Installing video surveillance cameras inside and outside the premises adds an extra layer of protection. Think of it as an additional security measure to your facial recognition software. 

If your business is a multi-level property, video surveillance cameras should be installed on every level. They should also be installed in every room, particularly in areas prone or being blind spots. Video surveillance cameras are a form of video evidence. Thanks to the internet, the software today for these systems allows you to remotely monitor your premises. You get to watch your business property around the clock and even on the weekends. 

Installing A Fire Alarm System

Protecting your business property means protecting it from all forms of threats, even the non-humankind. Every business property should be installed with a fire safety alarm system beyond traditional smoke detectors. It’s about taking your smoke detection protection the next step up. 

These days it is easy to have your fire safety system connected with your existing security system. With systems like these, the fire department and any other pre-selected party that you choose will be immediately notified if there is any sign of a fire on your premises. 

Get Your Windows and Your Doors Secured

Your doors and windows are going to be the first thing an intruder tries to tackle if they attempt to break into your business property. If you want to keep the intruders out, you need to do your part by investing in the reinforcement money can buy for your doors and windows. Steel strips could reinforce doors by placing them around the locks and door frames. 

Before you or the last person leaves the premises at night, all the windows in the building should be checked to make sure they are well and truly locked. Getting your windows fitted with security bars will create an added barrier of protection. 

Maintain a Regular Vigilance Routine

All the alarms and security systems in the world won’t do much good if you don’t have a regular vigilance routine. Once a week, your business property should be inspected to ensure all access points are still secure and nothing needs replacing. Alarm systems should also be checked thoroughly weekly, even if maintained by a professional. It never hurts to be extra careful.

Posted by Dragan Sutevski

Dragan Sutevski is a founder and CEO of Sutevski Consulting, creating business excellence through innovative thinking. Get more from Dragan on Twitter. Contact Dragan