Tips On How To Design A Robust Security Solution For Your Business

May 3rd, 2021

Implementing a robust security solution for your Chico, CA business is one of the smart investment decisions you can make. You will protect your business and employees from the harm of potential thefts, and also ensure that fire incidences, vandalism, and other events that can affect a business are kept in check. There are many practical solutions that business owners can use to improve the security of their business environments, and the good thing is that these security models can apply to even the smallest business premises. However, several mistakes may come in when installing these security models, and this does happen if a business owner is not well-informed on how to conduct the installation procedures. The following tips can help.

Employee training

Even the top-notch security models can fail if the employees are not trained accordingly on how to handle their functionalities. It is important for the employees in Chico, CA to be informed on the vital security protocols, how to operate the security models, and so on. As a business owner, you must be certain that the employees know where the security systems are, and also inform them when it could be the convenient time to leave a certain access point open. Ensure that employees insist on asking for identification before anyone asks to access protected areas. That will ensure that only the right persons are allowed entry to appropriate sections of a business premise.

Password protection

High-tech digital security models can fail miserably if their access passwords are not protected. Many businesses in Chico, CA have the habit of having passwords written on monitors so that employees and other relevant persons can have little time accessing them. That maneuver is considered risky and must be avoided at all costs. Always keep the passwords hidden, and consider making regular changes to passwords so that guessing or tracking them can be difficult. Also, it can be a good practice if employees are made to disable their passwords so that the premise security doesn't get to have some external control. There are password management apps that can make this process easily manageable for business owners, and it does pay a lot to protect your business in every way possible.

Have overlapping security layers

A single security monitoring system may not guarantee enough protection for Chico businesses operating in large premises. It is also important to have consideration for some of the frequently overlooked areas such as the staircases and elevators. Don't just rely on a single security system. You can combine video monitoring with other security models such as access controls, fire alarms, intrusion monitoring and remote access capabilities. That approach ensures that even if one system fails, still the other models can continue offering the intended protection.

Perimeter protection

Unauthorized persons may access business sections in Chico, CA such as the garage, and such locations must be taken into consideration when designing a security model for protecting a business. You can install a video surveillance monitoring system to ensure that you keep an eye on anybody who may be entering or leaving the business premise. The surveillance system can also apply to public places that are frequented by people so that potential intruders can be identified before they strike.

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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
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    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
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