The easiest way to access your business is with the key, so to improve security the first step is to limit and manage the keys that are given out.
How difficult would it be to break in through each of your business’ access points? You could improve the security of doors and windows by:
Most businesses have corners of their work or retail space where they can’t always see what’s going on. By installing video cameras that staff can easily keep an eye on, you reduce the likelihood of theft by empowering staff and alerting potential thieves that they’re being recorded.
However, a crucial step that some small businesses miss is training staff in what to do if they suspect or witness theft. Confrontation can be uncomfortable, so make sure you have policies in place and training available to instill staff with confidence and knowledge.
Another burglary prevention strategy is to have vehicles parked outside your property or in your driveway. This creates the impression of occupancy, even when no one is in.
So while your business is closed and your own car is sleeping at home, you can protect your business by finding people to park in your space. An easy way to do this is through the Parkable app, which has a trusted community of thousands of parkers looking for space.
Plus, at the same time as protecting your business, you’ll create a new revenue stream from your car park.
If the exterior of your business is bright, tidy and well-maintained, you will deter potential thieves by giving the impression that you take careful measures when it comes to your business - including security. Plus, people are less likely to burgle a business with bright lighting, as they’re more likely to be caught. Specific measures include:
Now that your business is physically secure, the next step is to consider cybersecurity. Check out this short article by Forbes for five simple ways that small businesses can improve their security online.
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