Posted by on January 5, 2017

It’s important to have a business security plan before you need it. This plan should include the property, the money, and your personnel. A quick risk analysis will help you to find any security threats that your business may face.

Money:

If your business deals with cash daily, you’ll need to have an emergency cash management plan in place. Here are some examples to consider:

  • Keep a small amount of “change” in the cash register and the rest of the money in a safe.
  • Transfer the money from the register to the safe whenever it reaches a specific amount.
  • Limit who has access to open the safe or give two employee’s each half of the access code.
  • Store any cash compartment keys securely.
  • Keep cash locked up whenever you leave the register and keep the key with you.
  • Memorize your portion of the combination to the safe and have it changed often.
  • Ensure that customers don’t see where you store petty cash.
  • Use security devices on premises.
  • Use electronic security alarms as these can help prevent crimes. They are an ideal tool for your businesses. They can alert other businesses to the situation and call for authorities automatically.

Consider some or all of these options for security in your business.

Motion Detectors

These alarms can detect and alert any unauthorized movement. Just link the sensors to lights to control your lighting and they will come on if anything moves.

Window And Door Alarms

These will detect any glass that breaks as well as the door opening. They work on all kinds of doors.

Smart Phone Access

You can access all of your alarms with your smartphone and see what is going on as well.

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You can record everything that goes on in your building with CCTV recording to help reduce theft and detect anyone coming or going from your facility.

Protect Entry Points Like Windows and Doors

This will vary depending on your business, but reinforcing entry points is very important. This means using solid doors with deadlocks, and installing tough glass or window bars on windows. Alternatively for windows you can also install window roller shutters which can be opened when the business is open and then shut when the business is closed. Sydney roller shutters can also protect your business from storms and bushfires – an added bonus.

Smoke Detectors

These will alert you whenever there is smoke or a fire. They can also call for emergency services.

Access Control

These will control the entry and the exit of all employee’s with the swipe of a code or card. Integrate them with the time clock and you can add an extra measure of security.

Use pre-installed security alarms to alert you to people entering and exiting the facility.

  • Understand how your security system works.
  • Be clear about what you want it to do and make sure that you fully understand how it works.
  • Keep to your budget and remember that cheaper isn’t always the best way to go.
  • Determine if you want a monitoring system or a siren and strobe system.
  • Consult with only reputable companies.
  • Get more than one quote for your security system and ensure that they are reputable before you go with them.
  • Make sure that the system meets all of the Australian Standards.
  • Decide who will attend training sessions on the security system.
  • Understand what constitutes a false alarm activation.
  • Make sure that your alarm system comes with a battery backup.
  • Find out if the system will reset automatically after a time of going off. This can minimize annoyance to others if you’re out of town. Some offer this as a remote option.

Insurance

Be sure to keep business insurance in place as well. This will help you in your business insurance and may get you a discount. Review your insurance on a regular basis and keep it up to date. Be sure to adjust it as your business grows.

Business Continuity Plans

Any security breach can cause interruption on your business. Keep a continuity plan in place so that you will have a lower impact on your business should there be a disruption. This can greatly help keep your business going regardless of the disruption.

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