Does Your Small Business Need a Security System?
No matter the size of your business, you have money invested in it and that is money you don’t want to lose. It’s important to protect your company, even if it is just starting out and the best way to do that is to install a security system.
Here’s all you need to know.
Small Businesses Suffer More Theft
Did you know that smaller companies are more likely to deal with theft than bigger ones? The main reason for this is that there is rarely a budget for security cameras and that can leave your business vulnerable. Up to 75% of employees have stolen from their employer and this is far more likely to occur when you are small.
Customers are more likely to steal from you, as well. If they know you don’t have any cameras, they will often make off with items from your business. This is a prevalent problem that can be quickly resolved by taking certain measures.
As soon as you set up a security system, even a minimal one with a camera or two, you drastically reduce the amount of internal theft that may occur.
Where to Install Cameras
You should have cameras placed at the front door of your business, as well as indoor. This can be arranged so you are able to see all parts of the store easily and now you can even get systems that will give you remote access. This means when you are at home or travelling, you can check in on the cameras and see what is happening.
It’s best to have a camera on each exterior door, but you’ll also want them where people may try to hide something they’re doing. For example, stairwells, checkout areas or anywhere money is handled. If you run a restaurant or café, consider placing at least one camera in the kitchen.
Alarm Systems to Look For
When installing an alarm system, you’re protecting the company against outside burglars. This obviously won’t be used if you have people coming in and out all the time, but when you set it at night or when people are out of the business, you can protect the place from a burglary.
Often, you can set the alarm system to report to the police if you don’t turn it off after a specified amount of time.
Need help getting your security system set up or figuring out which one to use? Contact Campbell and McGovern Locksmiths to learn more.