Even if your business runs efficiently and provides quality goods or services to customers, it can still be hindered by poor security standards. Being lax with the safety of the products and/or information in your building can destroy your business or reputation should a criminal steal them. Furthermore, employees and customers alike may become deterred from your building if they feel threatened in that space. Create an atmosphere of ease and confidence by finding out how to increase your physical business security today.
Upgrade Your Building’s Locks
At a basic level, an office building or store will have keylocks in order to restrict access when it is closed. People may have methods for breaking past these through various means, including lockpicking and creating duplicates of legitimate keys. You minimize the likelihood that criminals can enter uninvited by upgrading your building’s locks to high-tech versions that rely on codes, fingerprints, and other more specific methods of identification. Some lock systems open only through a connection with your smartphone as well.
Strengthen Parking Area Safety
Your building may be well locked up, but people may nevertheless feel unsafe if its parking area is dangerous. Luckily, you can ameliorate this issue through several means. By simply making sure the parking area is well lit and includes visible security cameras, you can deter a lot of unlawful activity. If your building is large, you might consider having your parking area revamped with an automated parking system. This system changes vehicle user experience by stowing automobiles on shelves that are not accessible for the average person. People who would otherwise lie in wait for unsuspecting employees or who would vandalize cars won’t be able to do so when the cars are parked within the automated parking system’s restricted structure. Likewise, car owners are more assured of their own safety and the safety of their vehicles.
Implement Access Control
Sometimes, you must limit the access any one employee has to your building in order to increase your physical business security. This prevents any person from surreptitiously harming your business from the inside, particularly in a corporate setting. You might grant access to your business’s most sensitive information to only certain people. You can give them specialized codes to enter specific rooms within the building before they can retrieve information. In practice, this often means installing secure locks on doors within the building, in addition to those at the entry and exit points. Should an issue of theft or manipulation with that information ever occur, you will already have a narrow list of people to look over. You can then identify the person at fault much more easily.