With all the money that you have invested in your business, what would you do if you lost it all? Have you ever considered the possibility that the way that you are behaving in your business isn’t safe? It may not even be you, it may just be naivety, but you have a responsibility to make sure that your business is safe and it’s not just about the people. You need to have the right security measures in place and if they’re not up to par then your business will be in danger.
Understanding how to make sure that your established business stays in one piece is important. Your business can end up running into danger at both a physical location but also online. Online, you have to worry about cybersecurity, and in a physical location, you have to worry that your commercial railings aren’t up to scratch. There are plenty of signs that your business is not yet safe, but it’s all about the little practices that can open you up to danger and to burglary. Let’s take a look at how you can make sure that your business stays safe and what signs you need to see that it’s not as safe as you think.
- Make sure that you have CCTV. If you want to ensure that your business is safer then you need to have some kind of notification that deters criminals from trying to break in in the first place. With a CCTV notification you are telling them that they are being watched no matter what.It’s something simple, but a sign that says this outside the front of the business will sort out some of the more obvious troubles you could run into.
- Get to know your regulars. You’re going to know the difference between somebody loitering outside and somebody hanging around deciding whether or not to make a purchase. Once you get to know your regular customers, you can determine whether somebody is loitering for the purpose of theft or loitering because they have nowhere else to be. It’s important that you protect the outside of your business, so you need to get to know your customer base so you know who to look for as a regular.
- Secure your perimeter. This is the easiest tip to cross off the list, and it’s something you should do from the very beginning. We talked about commercial railings, but there are other things you could do, such as a door trim to keep people aware of anyone coming in or out. You can also consider adding an alarm system along with your CCTV system. There are plenty of alarm systems on the market and as long as you keep the door monitored, you’ll be able to keep your business secure.
- Don’t forget to make sure that the cameras go inside as well as outside. Interior CCTV is just as important as exterior CCTV. If somebody does break into your business, you need a clear view of who it is and what they are doing once they get inside.