Our Bay Area Security Company Shares How to Ensure Your Business is Secure
Crimes such as burglary, robbery, vandalism, employee theft, embezzlement, and many others will cost businesses billions of dollars this year. As a business owner, it is up to you to take preventative measures. Luckily, there are many tools available to help you. You have to lay out a foundation for prevention, and here is how you do that:
Train all of your employees.
First of all, everyone who works for you must understand what security measures are expected of them. Examples of this would include how to arm or disarm the alarm, how to make sure all locks are secure, guidelines for handling money, and procedures for handling inventory. However, this is just the start. If your company does a lot of computer work, you should also teach your employees how to guard against malware attacks.
Indeed, one common tactic of business identity thieves is to place a USB stick in a parking lot, and then when an unsuspecting employee takes it and plugs in it to see what’s on it, this stick will introduce malware into their computer. Finally, you also should alert them not to leave too many details on their desks.
Use a good security system, complete with locks, safes, and alarm systems.
Any good Bay Area security guard company will tell you that your first line of defense is a good security alarm system. You need to start by making it as modern as possible. Such things as a backup power supply, a monitoring service, a high IP rating (how well the alarm system can resist pollutants), and security cameras are a good start.
However, many Santa Clara security guards will recommend remote accessibility. Even the best San Jose alarm response team cannot help you if you decide to be parsimonious and get an ancient alarm system without remote access.
Establish and keep some clear security policies.
This starts by keeping up-to-date records, and not just at your business location either. Believe me, it could be a tremendous godsend to have backup copies at an off-site location. You also need to have established policies regarding reporting crimes, opening and closing procedures, employee theft, and employee reporting. Properly identify all business equipment-such as computers, adding machines, scanners, cell phones, laptops-with an insignia that is difficult to remove.
Our Bay Area Patrol Team Can Help
Finally, keep an operation warning marker in your storefront window and keep meticulous records of all identification numbers for all equipment. Keeping these factors in mind will go a long way in helping you minimize your security risks and keep your security costs as low as possible. To get in touch, give us a call at 1-800-564-5105 or use our contact form. We look forward to helping you meet your security goals!