If your business security is compromised then you and your team won’t be able to properly run it and continue bringing money in. When the money stops, the business won’t be functioning. There are certain steps you can take to make sure that you can deal with certain situations properly. If you can circumvent potential security incidents then you can keep your business running and avoid potential headaches which occur afterwards. The security problems your business might face will be different compared to others, but reading below you’re sure to find something that applies to you.
Active Shooter Training
Unfortunately in the USA around 319 people are shot every day. 95 are intentionally shot. If your business is one that is a customer facing once, you or your team might unfortunately come up against an active shooter situation which could be extremely dangerous. If you’re worried about your customers and your workforce you might want to sign them up to some active shooter training. Just be sure to send them on a course that you know will be super beneficial and where they’ll learn some good safety skills. It shows that:
- You’re investing in their safety, showing them that you care about them
- Are alert to the new threats that may appear regarding your business showing your employees you’re a future forward business owner.
Even if you’re not customer facing you might want to go with your workforce on this kind of training. It’s a chance to get in some vital team building while upskilling on some active shooter training. It can be a scary prospect, but it’s better to be prepared and never face an active shooter situation than be ill prepared when it does happen.
Stock Security Is Vital
If you’re a product based business then you need to ensure your stock is safe. Not just from thieves and vandals but also from fire, flooding, and other natural disasters. The first thing you need to do is get the right level of insurance. It can help you out a huge amount if anything bad happens to your stock, especially if the stock is expensive. Think about computers or components, or even car stock. If they’re damaged you’re immediately writing off a lot of money but with insurance, you’re good. Take steps to protect your stock by storing it off the ground, if anything floods you’re relatively better protected. Even just taking a few minutes to think about stock security can stand you in good stead and also give you peace of mind.
Make Perimeter Security More Important
If you use a gate for entrance and exit in your business you might want to make it even more secure by making it an electric gate. An electric gate entry system can make all the difference to the security of your business. It also gives your employees peace of mind knowing their vehicles are parked behind a good gate entry system. Also, following on from our earlier security concerns an electric gate can be brilliant in stopping an active shooter or in slowing them down. If the perimeter of your business is secure then appears secure then there is instantly going to be less of a threat to your business.