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Business Security Tips from ESP Security

Have you taken steps to protect your business? It’s not an easy job. So to help weave provided this check-list to get your started or serve as a review.

INTRUSION – KEEPING CRIMINALS OUT

– Cut back landscaping to keep your business visible from the street.

– Install deadbolt locks on all entry doors.

– Make windows more difficult to open with locks and pins. Add protective film which makes glass more difficult to break.

– Install a professionally monitored burglar alarm system.

– Install CCTV cameras at entrances, loading docks, outbuildings or other areas attractive to burglars. Post signage that cameras are present.

VANDALISM – LOSSES CAN ADD UP QUICKLY

– Install fencing and lighting to help protect equipment, vehicles and supplies stored outdoors.

– Repair damage to windows and doors before they become entries for criminals.

– Don’t forget to protect outbuildings and other remote facilities.

– Install low-light security cameras and signage around your building perimeter to act as a deterrent and record video to help guards identify vandals.

INTERNAL THEFT – MINIMIZE THREAT

– Consider running background checks on top job candidates.

– Keep minimal amounts of cash in your facility.

– Only provide keys to those employees needing them to perform their jobs.

– An access control system offers more protection and cards are easier to replace if lost or stolen.

EVERYDAY SAFETY – A FEW EXTRA TIPS

– Copper theft is near epidemic proportions. Help protect your rooftop equipment and electrical boxes with extra fencing and locks.

– Only give alarm codes to those needing to open/close the building and make each code unique to the individual (e.g. janitor)

– When possible, keep your doors locked and use a video intercom to see and talk with visitors before allowing them entry.

– Immediately remove keys or access cards from a person terminated from employment.

 

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