If you’re a small business owner, your work is your hobby, your livelihood, and your passion, all wrapped up into one. It’s your baby. So, what are you doing to protect your business?
It’s vital to protect your business from burglary, vandalism, or accidents by taking the proper security measures. Many of these business security tips may seem like a no-brainer: install a security system, get good locks, etc.
But, you’d be surprised how many business owners we know of that haven’t thought about some of the most basic security measures. So, play it safe: check out our expert tips below on how companies can make themselves more secure.
1. CHOOSE SECURE LOCKS
We’re starting basic here: the first step in securing your property is making sure you have secure locks. So, that loose 50-year old knob lock? That ain’t going to cut it. Make sure you have newer deadbolts installed on every entry point to your business.
2. SET UP SMART ACCESS
Sure, you’ll need to drop some cash upfront for smart access, but this will give you more control over protecting your property. You’ll be able to restrict who has access, change the passcode as needed, and give you a record of when someone enters the business.
3. INSTALL OUTDOOR LIGHTS
Sometimes the basic security measures stay the same. Just as you would your home, make sure your business is well-lit in order to deter intruders. Install motion-sensor lights around the doorways and dark corners.
4. ADD A FENCE
Yep, the simplest measures are often enough to keep burglars and trouble-makers away from your small business. If you haven’t already, install a fence around your property—and (obviously) make sure all gates are secured with a strong padlock.
5. GET A SECURITY ALARM
Whether you own a warehouse or a coffee shop, a security alarm is one of the best ways to secure your business. Even a security sign alone will let would-be intruders know you’re serious about security and that they should just keep walking.
6. USE ANTI-CLIMB SPIKES OR PAINT
Bring on the intimidation! The more obstacles you put in the way of potential criminals, the less likely they’ll be to attempt a break-in at your business. Add anti-climb elements to the perimeter of your company, such as spikes or anti-climb paint.
7. STAY ON YOUR GUARD
Keep your eyes open and your ears perked—and if you notice suspicious activity on the premises of your business, make sure you do something about it. Contact the police, your patrol services (if you have it) or sound the alarms to investigate.
8. GET CYBER SECURITY
Time to battle those cyber villains! These days, it’s not enough to think about security for your physical building. Protect yourself from hackers by investing in the proper cyber security for your business, too. Change your passwords regularly, and restrict online access among your employees.
9. SUBSCRIBE TO PATROL SERVICES
For some businesses, adding patrol services is a smart move to ensure 24-hour protection of your property. While this will add to your monthly costs, you never know just how much you might save in potential losses.
10. LOCK AWAY VALUABLES
Are you locking away your cash register at night? What about that valuable vintage painting in your restaurant? Or those pricey jewels on display in your boutique? Though it seems like it would go without saying, don’t forget to lock up all valuables when you close for the night.
CHECK OUT ACS SECURITY TODAY
When it comes to keeping your business safe, there’s no one like ACS Security for the job. We use our expertise to protect your business, so you can stay focused on the everyday tasks of being a business owner.
We know that no two security solutions are alike, and we will help you create the perfect security setup for your business needs. Our security solutions include intrusion monitoring, video surveillance, smart business automation, patrol services and more. Contact ACS today to learn more about our business security services.