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Better Protect Your Business On A Budget

by | Apr 2, 2019 | Blog

 Are you looking for ways to protect your business? Businesses are vulnerable to crimes that include looting, burglary, robbery, arson, equipment theft and threats of violence.

3 Practical Tips to Help Protect Your Business

There’s an old saying that goes, “often times it’s the things we don’t know that makes all the difference.” And this couldn’t be any truer than when you’re trying to protect your business.

After all, you have a lot of responsibility on your plate already without piling something else on top of it. But still, the security of your company is a legit concern.

Here are some practical tips to help you protect your business.

1. Always Be Alert

Executives and employees alike tend to get into a particular habitual pattern when it comes to working. Consequently, this means they’re not as alert as they should be throughout the day, which makes it harder to protect them and protect your business. In our experience, the most important times your employees should be extra mindful of their surroundings are during opening and closing hours. As a business owner, we recommend you pay extra attention to both your employees and non-employees during these key times because many people will try to take advantage of any distraction.

2. Provide Proper Lighting

Put yourself in the mind of a possible burglar. For example, do you go for the brightly lit office building/parking lot with lights around the perimeter or do you go for an option with poor lighting? This is why you want to make sure you provide proper lighting both in your parking area as well as your office building. We also recommend your business be clearly visible from the street so that law enforcement can have better visibility. Often times, security incidents take place in areas not in plain sight.

3. Have A Plan

Perhaps one of the most overlooked items when it comes to business owners trying to better protect their business is the lack of a plan. Events such as natural disaster, fires, flooding, etc are real things that happen when you least expect them. Therefore, having a plan in place that can be followed in case of an incident or an emergency is extremely important. Have that plan readily available to all employees either in your breakroom or your company’s intranet. Make it part of your new hire onboarding. You can never be too prepared.

Protect Your Business

Security isn’t something that happens by accident. On the contrary, it is something you must be very intentional about.

Sometimes it requires hiring a professional security company, but other times all that is needed to better protect your business are the practical things listed above.

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