In 2020 and most of 2021, business security was been a hot topic. We’d been through COVID restrictions and many businesses faced closure for months at a time.
This made many business owners turn their attention to various aspects of their business, including their physical security and ensuring that they don’t come under the threat of criminal activity.
However, how do you successfully achieve a completely secure business?
Whether you’re the proud owner of a fresh start-up business, or you’re a longstanding CEO, it’s very likely that you’ll agree – protecting your business premises inside and out can seem like a minefield. Yet, with technology growing all the time, we are now presented with various incredibly smart business security systems.
That’s why we’ve put together 5 essential physical security measures your business needs to implement today, below.
As a business owner, you need to be informed at all times on who is entering your business and whether they are visiting with the right intentions. This includes having some form of access control on your premises.
For maximum peace of mind, we advise going further than just the traditional lock and key. Join the many business owners across the UK that have decided to opt for more high-tech options.
Access control enables you to control who has access to your property and provides you with the ability to restrict access and ensure that only authorised personnel can visit you. Should you need to remove access, simply change it in a few clicks.
If you’re looking for an affordable, yet effective method of physical business security, exterior lights are an excellent choice.
The threat of being seen is enough to completely put off any potential criminals trying to break into your business. Therefore, by choosing to invest in automatic, motion-sensing lights you’ll illuminate anyone who steps within a certain proximity of your business.
When it comes to running a business, it’s important that you have your eyes on all areas, at all times. Yet, of course, this is impossible for one person to single-handedly do!
Many CCTV systems will operate 24/7 and will allow you to observe various different business locations across different towns and cities from one central location.
Car Park Security
If you are aiming to limit unwanted visitors and potential threats, there is one place you need to secure first. Your car park is a surprisingly vulnerable area of your business, especially if people are free to enter and exit as they please. Therefore, this is where proper security precautions are needed most.
Vehicle security barriers will limit access to your car park down to authorised vehicles only. This simple addition will not only secure your business further but will also eliminate threats such as ram raids and the carrying and detonation of explosives.
Train Your Employees
Did you know that more often than not, security breaches come as a result of employee negligence? Sadly, when employees are not made aware of the importance of keeping business premises secure, it is easy to become relaxed and therefore increase the threat to your business.
Therefore, it is important to take the time to train and educate your employees on business safety and security and make sure that they are aware of all they need to do day-to-day.
More often than not, businesses are on the ball with investing in other forms of security systems however many forget physical security. Yet, your network security is only as secure as the physical security system in your business. Even if you invest in an outstanding firewall, this won’t stop intruders from entering your business premises and stealing equipment. We hope the above has given you some further insight into the importance of physical security systems and what aspects you should invest in first.