Whether you have several warehouses, a small office or a whole multi-floor building that forms part of your business premises it’s important to make sure they are safe and secure. Not only does keeping them secure make them a good working environment it also allows you to crack down on potential theft. Have a look at these top tips for keeping your business premises secure.
Not every business will have the need to hire a security team however if you have a relatively large office block, big warehouses holding valuable stock or products or high valued retail products then having on-site security could be a wise choice to make. Having a team of security can give you several options for how to use it. They can perform a task such as monitoring who is coming in and out of the site, regular walkabouts of any site, remove potential threats, act on alarms, protect stock and employees and perform secure lock up’s or overnight surveillance. You can either look to hire externally for this or hire people to become part of an in house team.
A brilliant way of securing your business premises is to have something such as surveillance cameras installed. They not only deter any potential burglars but also help to reduce costs such as insurance. Having a security camera installation on your business premises could definitely be worthwhile. Whilst protecting your equipment, stock, and on-site holding s it also adds a sense of security for your employees too. And, although no one likes to think about internal theft it can be a brilliant deterrent for this occurring too. Some security camera systems even allow you to see live footage on devices such as tablets, so when you’re not in the office you can still keep your eye and you can also check to see if there is a reason the alarm system has been triggered before contact the relevant authorities.
Consider Security Training
It’s a good idea to have some sort of training in place when it comes to security in the workplace, By this, we mean adding a section to the company handbook that everyone should familiarise themselves with. This can include anything from how to deal with visitors on site, making sure your ID badge is visible at all times, signing in and out or clocking in and out when you enter and leave the building, following company rules about mobile phones, understanding office rules and regulations to how to proceed during a fire drill. By making sure your staff understands and receives regular security training you are well on your way to making sure your premises are kept safe and secure. An extra way to keep on top of security is to make sure you have relevant documentation to say that training has been received and maybe have key holder papers where anyone with site keys signs to say they have responsibility for these.
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