7 Dos and Don’ts of a Business Security System
Finding the Right Solution to Protect Your PropertyIf you’re looking to prevent break-ins or deter employee theft, the right business security system can make all the difference. The experts at Lelch AV can guide you through the process to ensure you have a solution prepared to handle all threats. In this blog, we go over seven important tips that will help protect your Minnetonka, Minnesota business at all times. SEE MORE: Protect Your Stock With CCTV
1. DO Keep Your Property Well-Lit:
You want to keep all exteriors and interiors well-lit to deter intruders. With a professional system, you can further link your lighting to your security. Have lights brighten as people approach. If an intruder enters a prohibited area, flood it with lights to let him know he’s been spotted.
2. DO Get Smart About Your Keys:
We recommend upgrading your access control system. Handing out keys to employees can be a major security risk; whether through malice or negligence, keys can quickly end up in the wrong hands. Upgrade to a keycard or personalized code system to keep track of who enters or leaves your property. You can also revoke access to former employees at the touch of a button.
3. DON’T Hide Your Security Cameras
Hidden cameras are great for television shows, but not for your business security. Often, the biggest role for your surveillance cameras is deterrence. Whether it’s a thief looking to enter your property after hours or an employee looking to leave with more than his check, it's important they know you're always watching.
4. DON’T Forget to Check Your Security System
One of the benefits of professionally installed systems is that they often come with monitoring services to make sure all cameras, locks and alarms are functioning properly.
5. DO Limit Access to Key Areas
There should be certain areas that are only accessible to high-level employees. With keycard or security code access, you can ensure only the right people enter these areas. You can also set up alerts to receive a message (with accompanying photo) anytime someone goes in or out.
6. DO Check Premises Thoroughly
Even with the best security systems in place, you need to do a thorough check of your business to make sure there are no intruders or missing items. For your safety, you can do this through a surveillance system that lets you access footage on your phone. Pull up your smartphone to do a quick check-through then send in an employee to do a physical check as well.
7. DO Educate Your Employees
The best way to bolster your business security system is to have the right training and education in place. Let employees know there are serious consequences when it comes to shoplifting. Have them interact one-on-one with customers, so they are likely to see any wrongdoing. In an office or corporate setting, teach employees how to be safe with sensitive information through strong passwords and intelligent network behavior.Protect your business with a strong security system and smart behavior. Contact Lelch AV to find out how we can help!