As life returns to normal, it’s likely that reopening your business will result in adding a couple more things to your checklist, to ensure you and your workers can return to work safely and securely. COVID-19 is not the only threat, as empty businesses are often targets of burglaries, so it’s important to ensure the security in place is the best it can be.
Before investing hundreds of dollars in a brand new security system, the first thing you should be on the look out for are any locks that seem rusty, unsecured or as if they have been tampered with. It may be necessary to replace all locks if you’re unsure of how dependable the ones you have currently are, however, often it is just a case of checking the stability and security of those still in place.
As with many businesses, unfortunately the toll of being unable to operate has resulted in the loss of staff. Make it a priority to ensure that only those who need the access code to your business, have it. Overlooking this step could result in break-ins, and you don’t want to compromise your business just because you’ve been forgetful! Make a list of current employees and add/remove access codes where necessary.
There’s never been a better time to update your access control to a smart system. Instead of relying on keys, Alarm.com has engineered a modern alternative – using your phone. The business smartphone app allows business owners to lock and unlock doors, set times and manage employee access, all from your own device. Once it’s been set up with your security system, it’s easy to use and manage, allowing you to get your business back on its feet without worrying about its security.
Time at home means hackers have had more time to update their virus software, making it more sophisticated than ever before – and more dangerous to your business. Stay on top of your POS Software with an up-to-date computer and software system.
Your cameras have one job – to capture what’s going on in your business. If the lenses of your camera are dirty, it will compromise the entire security of your business, no matter how smart it is. Ensure you check all camera lenses properly and wipe them over, checking for any cracks or to see if they need replacing. Even security cameras that look clean to the naked eye, often have smudges and dust, the time it takes to do a quick wipe over, could save you hundreds of dollars in insurance claims.
The best way to stay on top of your business’s security, is by hiring people who know what they’re looking for. Smart security systems offer convenient, maximum-security solutions at the touch of a button, but it’s highly recommended to have guidance on what is right for you and your business. From the installation of new security systems to reviewing your current one, SNAP Integrations offer friendly, expert advice and installation services — ensuring businesses around the Lowcountry stay secure.