Regardless of your business’s size, security should always be a significant concern. From physical supplies and employee safety to threats targeting your data and servers; having a comprehensive security plan is essential. When you take the time to secure your commercial property, you can save yourself from heartache. As you begin to consider how to enhance your security, these five tips can help guide you.
Complete A Risk Assessment
Having a risk assessment is about more than making sure your doors lock. Work with your staff to pinpoint all of your potential risks, physical goods, servers with private and sensitive information, and problems like vandalism all require consideration. Check in with your local news and police force to see what threats are a higher risk for your area. Finally, consider your physical location, what are the surroundings like, how many entrances are there, and what weak points might you have? Once you have completed a thorough evaluation of these factors, you can have a full overview of how to best adapt your security system.
Invest in a Secure Perimeter
One of the first ways to help beef up your security system is to invest in a secure perimeter. When possible, a security fence is a great option. Not only will it prevent intruders but it can prevent short distance physical attacks on your servers and digital assets. When a business has an apparent visual perimeter, most potential criminals are dissuaded. Equipment like security lighting, fencing, and a secure parking area all ensure that your business, staff, and customers are kept safe.
Don’t Forget Entryways
A security fence is only as good as it’s entrance! If you’ve invested in a high-security fencing system, it’s important to remember that all gateways need to be just as secure as the fence itself. Likewise, doors and windows must be considered with care.
Have Cameras and Alarms
Having visible and functional security cameras and alarms can make a huge difference in whether or not your business will be targeted. When the threat of being caught is higher, most criminals will keep their distance. Depending on your business size you will likely need to invest in multiple cameras and consider what type of alarm is best suited. Regardless of alarm type, make sure you update your security codes and passwords regularly.
Make Your Security Common Knowledge
As we’ve mentioned, most crime is an attack of opportunity. One of the best ways to protect your business is to have visible, advertised security in place. Most criminals lose interest because of the added challenge and threat, especially when there are plenty of other businesses that are neglecting the risks.
Contact Hercules GSA to Protect Your Perimeter!
Whether you need a commercial or a high security fence, Hercules Fence GSA can do the job for you. We have been providing professional, quality service since 1955 and work to uphold our reputation everyday. We have locations across the Maryland and Washington Metropolitan area and are ready to cater to your fencing needs. Give us a call at (410)-799-1555 or contact us online. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter,LinkedIn, and Pinterest for more updates!