Covering Your Risks: Technology for Business Security Is ImprovingMay 24, 2019 No Comments
Featured article by Calvin Paige, Independent Technology Author
When your business security is lacking, it can not only cost you, but your customers, vendors and suppliers as well. If your company is like so many others, safety and security issues are not uncommon and are threats to your information security and data privacy. Luckily, technology is evolving at a rapid pace, and many of these changes are to your benefit. Improvements in this space are moving at such a fast pace that there are more options when it comes to security and alarm systems for commercial buildings than ever before.
Let’s look at some of the common types of security risks a business could face and the different types of systems to cover these security risks.
Vandalism and Physical Crime
One of the most common issues is vandalism and threats of physical crime. It is not unheard of for an employee to be assaulted as they lock up at night. They may have the nightly deposit, and monitoring of parking lots and back exits are often not as well-lit or as highly trafficked as other times of the day. Delivery people may also be vulnerable as well as your customers. Installing security cameras lets would-be “bad guys” know that someone is watching.
Theft is another issue. Whether you have a retail store, restaurant or construction site, you might find that a good bit of your inventory is walking out the door or off your job site, costing you exponentially more in lost revenue and time. When you have security cameras in place, employees and customers are less likely to steal. In the event someone does try something, you will have all the proof you need to bring that person to justice — provided that you buy a high-resolution camera that captures crisp footage.
Vandalism, physical crime and theft are serious issues, but you may have problems just as damaging lurking within your building — your employees. Disgruntled employees, as well as careless workers, can be dangerous to the health of your company. They leave company assets unlocked and unattended, and they don’t keep an eye on customers. Installing security cameras will help you keep an eye on your workers.
Security cameras may seem like the best solution for these risks — and they are — but be careful about which vendor you choose. Third-party providers can be just as much of a threat as thieves and lazy employees, CIO says. Depending on the level of monitoring and support you choose, they may have remote access to your security systems. In most cases, you will find that access helpful, but what if their network is not secure? You could be putting all of your company’s data on the line. Don’t risk it. Instead, choose a company that is established in the security camera business.
Companies of all sizes face security threats every day. Vandalism and theft are not uncommon, as employees can be careless, distracted or disgruntled enough to not care about protecting your company interests. Security cameras help protect your investment.
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