Whether your business falls under leisure, retail, office, healthcare, or industrial – you need to protect it from all the potential threats that will try to exploit it. That means safeguarding not just your office, but your employees and all your documents. Taking the appropriate steps to make sure the building has the best locks, the internal doors are capable of a quick and safe exit, and your documents are protected against theft and disaster will make sure all of the important aspects of your business will remain safe and secure. Here’s where to start.
The standard key and lock is used widely with small businesses. It cheap, convenient, and easy to buy locks as well as duplicate keys for future employees. Of course, this isn’t a full-proof security solution because keys can easily get duplicated by employees. Keys are like a shown password; something a person can easily trace, mold, or even photograph and turned into a copy with a little work.
Sick of rekeying or wondering if a previous employee might have made a duplicate? Access control is a big security upgrade versus the traditional key access. Badges, cards, or passwords can be used to grant access to employees or third-party vendors onto your property with software through a network. Some software even has features like automatic door unlocking and locking during business hours as well as visitor and employee logging. The initial fees are higher than your standard key security, but with the added security, features, and long-term savings – it’s well worth the investment.
Doors and locks aren’t going to keep you 100% protected from burglars and break-ins. It’s best to install an alarm system and post signage to deter any would be thieves to move on. There have been huge advancements in alarm systems, including: cell-phone notifications, alerting the local authorities, and contacting any other security agency you designate.
Collecting money or have very important documents? A safe might be in order. Identity fraud is becoming very popular, with Washington state being ranked 15th in the nation for Identity Theft. Identity is becoming more valuable than cash itself. With a safe, you will have assurance that revenue, valuables, and documents aren’t taken off the site without your consent. Safes also have the ability to protect in disasters like fire, theft, and natural hazards like floods.
As we’ve discussed in a previous post, panic bars are a quick easy way for someone to exit a building without having to rotate a handle. Because incidents can happen at any time and keeping your employees safe and able to evacuate quickly and efficiently is ideal for any business.
Ready to upgrade your business’ security? We’d love to help. Sevan’s commercial locksmith services cover all of the measures discussed above, and more. Give us a call today.