Easy Ways To Secure Your Business Properly

November 12th, 2021

Business is about two main things – generating revenue, and controlling expense. You need to be able to earn more than you spend in a given period or else your business will be destined to fail. But one thing that may have a hugely negative impact on your expenses is inventory loss due to theft, dishonest employees, and more.

With that in mind, it’s worth taking the time to take some extra steps to secure your business in Chico CA properly. There are a few easy ways to go about doing this. Here are some of the main ones.

Keep An Eye On The Money

Retail stores and other establishments need to be able to keep an eye on their money. Focus on the register and any places where sales occur. Security cameras can easily deter dishonest activity and make it much easier to spot theft from employees as well as customers.

Invest In A Good Safe

Safes are a straightforward investment that can give you more protection for your money, valuable documents, important items, and more. A small investment in a safe can lead to bigger protection for your business.

Protect Your High Value Items

Along with your money, you also likely have numerous expensive items and products that need to be protected. Lock these items up in a case, safe, or secure room to maximize their protection and ensure that your business is fully protected from loss of this type.

Double Check Your Orders

It’s easy to become complacent when it comes to vendor orders. But reviewing vendor bills and matching them against inventory levels is important. It’s more common to receive excess products and have to foot the bill than you might think. Just taking a few minutes to review all orders and bills can help you avoid future costs and reduce unneeded expenses.

Keep A Count on Inventory

Inventory management is vital for any business. Whether it’s actual retail products or just in-office supplies, it’s important to keep a routine count of inventory levels. This way you are able to ensure that you protect your business from inventory shrinkage or loss.

Use Access Control Measures

Access control measures can provide you with locks, key cards, and personalized codes. This can provide control over who can enter a building, when they can enter, and even manage access to different rooms or parts of a property. They can be modified and changed as a business evolves and when combined with modern security cameras they make it easy to manage all aspects of your security.

Solutions That Work

These simple steps can be the keys to getting more peace of mind from your business and making sure that you are able to reduce loss and keep your profit margin higher. Consider each of them to make sure you get a better future for your business. A professional Chico security expert can make it even easier for you to control and manage your security and get the peace of mind that you deserve.

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"I have known Tim for over 10 years. To date, Time with Crime Free Living has installed two separate surveillance systems for my company. With each system, Tim has listened to my needs and custom dsigned surveillance systems for my specific needs and within my budget. The equipment used is always state of the art, the workmanship is top notch, and Tim is the example of trustworthy. I would recommend him for any job."

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With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
    • Certified Alibi Security Dealer
    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
    • Certified Cognitech Video Forensic Investigator
    • Neighborhood Watch Toolkit Trainer
    • Computer Crimes/Investigations
    • Domestic Crisis for Crisis Negotiators