Why are business owners ignoring the safety and security of their physical spaces?
It may be a result of having a “won’t happen to me” mindset. When it comes to the security of their physical buildings, some business owners feel that they (and their spaces) are invincible.
The truth is security breaches occur everywhere, and there are many reasons for businesses to invest in a security system to keep both their structure and personnel safe. Here are five of the most important ones:
No business’s physical structure is invincible. Crime can happen anywhere, and it’s more likely to happen in locations where financial transactions take place. It’s reasonable for a criminal to assume that a business is likely to have more cash on hand. This makes any building where business is being conducted more vulnerable to criminal activity.
Many businesses leave multiple doors unlocked throughout the day so their employees and customers can come and go as they need. This makes getting business done faster and easier, but it also creates the perfect environment for a would-be thief to come in and take whatever they want, possibly without being noticed.
A business will always want to be certain that they are doing everything within its power to maintain the security of its customer’s and its employee’s personal information and data. If someone were to break into the building, they would have access to valuables and sensitive information.
Doctors, lawyers, financial institutions, and government agencies keep sensitive data on file such as social security numbers and employee addresses. In a criminal’s hand, these details could be used to steal someone’s identity. It’s a serious thing that a business has to consider when implementing security methods and protections.
It’s best practice to ensure all the computers that contain private information use strong, frequently changed passwords. Surveillance cameras can log who is accessing computers (complete with timestamps). These methods are just a few ways we can work together and help companies to be more secure.
Some security systems have the capability to send out notices if someone in the building is in danger or is the victim of an accident or crime. Cameras are one tool used to accomplish this, and they can be linked to your smartphones so for easy notifications and updates.
It makes financial sense to maintain a quality security system for your business. Many insurance companies will give reduced rates to businesses that are actively using a security system. Should a crime occur on the property, the police may be able to use surveillance footage in order to help find the criminal. Video footage from parking garage cameras and other industrial security camera systems also have the potential to help protect a company in a potential lawsuit.
Hard-Working, Trusting Company Culture
Unfortunately, not all employees are hard-working and trustworthy. However, when a business has a security system utilizing security cameras, employees are aware that they are being recorded. This practice helps to ensure that employees are working towards the company’s ultimate goal and benefit.
At Next Generation Security Concepts, INC, we’re here to help you. We ensure the development of a strategy used to reduce a company’s risk from damage, criminal activity, and theft. We are experts at risk management and will develop a security solution tailored to you. This frees you and your business up to go about doing what you do best: running and operating your own business.
If you’d like more information about how we can assist you and your business, get in touch!