Considerations for Improving Small Business Security
Many small businesses leave security as an afterthought. It’s understandable most of your focus would go towards maintaining and growing your business. However, a lack of security can lead to complications that can easily end your business efforts prematurely. Here are a few considerations for security measures you can take for your space or facility.
Know What You Need to Protect
Depending on your operations you may need specific types of security solutions. Consider what you need to protect:
- The property itself
- Oher assets
Each of these may require a unique or different security solution. In addition, you may have severe limits on which security measures are available to you. You may rent an office space, work from a converted garage on your own property, or have a lease at a standalone property.
Some small businesses even exist almost completely online. Nevertheless, even a business with no physical address can still need physical protection. For many of these reasons, a small business may need to use security upgrades that are a mix of commercial and residential options.
The owner of the property can set up cameras, lighting, access controls, and other things to help protect those who use the facility. Unfortunately, you may have no say in how the property owner handles security.
Even if you’re limited in what you can do, there are numerous security measures that can work for you. Take an inventory of all the things, people, and assets you need to protect. From there, you can start to look at which solutions can help you most.
Know What Security Solutions Will Help You Most
Once you know exactly what needs protection, you can start to look for proper solutions. After that, you can start to combine solutions. For example, consider if you work from a rented office space and don’t have employees. You will likely put your assets first as security considerations.
All your equipment and inventory can become targets. Even if the property owner has some security measures in place, you still have to consider possible breaches from others who work in or frequent the building. In addition, you must also consider your own personal safety.
Here is a look at how you can put it all together:
- A small surveillance system for your office’s doors
- Access control system for your office’s doors
- An alarm system specifically for your office
A surveillance system for your doors can help protect you, your assets, and anyone who visits your office. An access control system means you and only you will have access to your office. You can also use these systems to give access to others who may need them. You can also revoke access with the system.
An alarm that sounds for your office only can help deter people. Also, an alarm can give you a remote notification so you know instantly when someone is trying to gain unauthorized access.
Each of these things can work in concert:
- An access control system can trigger an alarm.
- That alarm can trigger the recording functions of your surveillance equipment.
- All these things can trigger remote monitoring and video capabilities so you can see what’s going on in real time.
Of course, your security needs may require a completely different setup and solution. Start figuring out what you need now, rather than after something negative happens.
Small businesses aren’t immune to physical and cyber-attacks. These physical security measures can also help deter cyber attacks as well. Many cyber attacks start with someone gaining physical access to your business equipment.
A Tech Security offers many residential and commercial security solutions. If you want to secure your small business, contact us right now to see what kind of security system we can help you build for your small business needs.