How to Increase your Business Security: CCTV Systems, Door Access Codes and More
As a business owner, security should be pretty high on your priority list. It doesn’t matter whether you’re running a small hospitality business or a high-tech large scale company, criminals will look to target weak spots in any commercial building, meaning you need to be completely sure that you’ve covered all of your bases when it comes to your premises’ security systems.
However, while you may know that investing in quality security systems is an essential part of running a productive operation, you may be wondering what is best for your business. With an extensive range of security options on offer, it can be pretty daunting to know where to start and, while any investment into your business’ security is a positive step, ensuring you pick a range of investments to maximise your protection is the most effective way of making sure you’re protected.
As security experts, who supply countless companies and domestic clients with high-quality and reliable security measures, we know a thing or two about how to properly secure a commercial building. With this in mind, we decided to give you the lowdown on the best ways to increase your business security for the ultimate peace of mind.
Installing CCTV cameras
Arguably the poster child of quality business security, CCTV cameras are one of the most essential components to keeping your premises safe. Adding round the clock protection for your building, even when you’re not there, CCTV cameras are seen as useful because they work in two specific ways, giving a double-pronged approach to business protection.
Firstly, CCTV acts as an effective deterrent against potential crime. By placing cameras in strategic points around your property, would-be criminals will think twice before attempting a break-in as being caught in CCTV drastically increases the chance of them being caught at a later date. With this in mind, some businesses even invest in fake models in order to create the illusion of enhanced security, however, it’s always best to invest in the real thing.
Secondly, a CCTV system is great at supplying businesses with evidence that could potentially catch a burglar in the case of a break-in. Sadly burglary cases can be extremely difficult to solve. However, by investing in a CCTV system, you can drastically improve your chances of getting your assets back and bringing the thief to justice.
Updating cyber security
With the huge leaps in technology that we’ve seen over the last 20 years, It can’t be denied that we have moved into a highly connected age. Because of this, if you’re a business looking to remain competitive, it’s likely that you have some form of electronic system or online presence in place in order to reap these benefits.
However, with this shift towards the internet has come a whole new set of security risks that, if not properly dealt with, can be magnitudes more devastating to your operation than a physical burglary. Cyber criminals are always on the lookout for weak links within business systems which they can exploit. This can lead to the theft of sensitive, valuable and personal data regarding your business.
Luckily, although cyber crime has been on the rise, a whole industry designed to protect businesses when they are connected has grown to combat them. With this in mind, it’s important to invest in the proper infrastructure to minimise the risk of an attack. One of the simplest ways to protect yourself is by creating strong passwords for all of your electronic devices. You’d be surprised as to how easy it is to crack a weak password so ensure that yours are difficult to guess.
It’s also essential to invest in some form of business-class network security application (NSA) like a firewall. While these won’t give you 100% security and will require your team to be educated on best practice, NSAs are vital in gatekeeping your sensitive data.
Keeping assets safe
In much the same vein as cyber security, personal documents and assets can be highly lucrative in the hands of a savvy criminal. With this in mind, if you’re handling any sort of personal documentation or have anything of value that can be quickly snatched up, it’s essential that it is stored, processed and disposed of properly and in accordance with the law.
A great way of storing valuable items is by investing in a quality safe. Tricky to get to, let alone successfully crack, a safe is a must have for any businesses that require storage that they can trust. With a range of sturdy and reliable safes on offer, we at Campbell and Mcgovern can help to ensure that your valuables are kept safe. Get in touch with our team today to discuss your requirements.
Investing in quality locks
If you’re running your business from an older building, you may be tempting fate by having subpar locks on your doors and windows. With enough time and skill, many burglars can manipulate older locks on windows and doors, granting them easy access to your business’s assets.
If your security door locks aren’t up to scratch, it’s vital that you get a specialist over to update them. Look to install high-security commercial locks on doors and windows that could be targeted and also consider adding locks to internal doors for that extra layer of security.
Finally, being able to control who has access to your building is just as important as upgrading security features. Making it both easy for you and your employees to enter the premises while being difficult for criminals to gain entry can be tricky without the right equipment, however you do have options.
One of the best ways to do this is by investing in a quality access control system. Usually comprising of an electronic door lock, number pad or sensor, access control systems utilise technology to allow you to dictate where people can go when in your office.
Door entry systems can be beneficial for a variety of reasons. For example, giving employees access to your building’s entrance via a passcode or fob while unwanted visitors remain outside. It can also be extremely useful in creating restricted areas of your workplace, meaning that white collar crime from your own staff is minimised.
From CCTV to video door entry systems, invest in quality business security solutions with Campbell and Mcgovern
Business security should never be an afterthought, so make sure you’re investing in quality by calling Campbell and Mcgovern today. With nearly 40 years of experience offering a range of security measures to Liverpool customers, you can be sure that we know our stuff when it comes to protecting your business.
Our extensive range of security equipment can cover every aspect of your premises’ security. Whether you’re looking for a comprehensive set of CCTV cameras to monitor your business or are secure access controls to give you ultimate say on who enters your building, our team of expert technicians can offer the ultimate peace of mind when it comes to business security.
If you would like to learn more about how Campbell and Mcgovern can help maximise your company’s security, give our team a call on 0151 922 4085 or, for more information, visit our website.