Our last blog article discussed security tips for your home during the holidays. But as the holiday season rolls on, businesses become more susceptible to theft. So, if you feel like your business is more vulnerable this holiday season than most, then you have come to the right place. For tips that you can apply immediately to help make a difference and will raise the bar on your security efforts…read on!
Business security systems are essential. However, do not wait for an incident to discover that something is not working properly. Make sure all the features of your security system are working by testing your equipment or contacting your security company. In addition, you will also want to check your wireless video surveillance cameras. It is crucial that you are sure that they capture usable images if thieves gain access to your property. You may find that you need to reposition your cameras due to changes in holiday décor or additional inventory that may now be blocking the view. Make sure the most vulnerable areas to theft are clearly identified and are in good views, such as the areas with the highest traffic.
Ensure Your Staff Is Aware of Security Policies
Make sure that your team members understand company security procedures and are on the same page by:
- Reviewing opening and closing procedures.
- Make sure they know how to properly arm and disarm the security system. Check all codes of your access control system and make sure certain employees have access to the right areas.
- Understand emergency security procedures.
- Have knowledge of holiday leave protocol for securing your business and locking up assets.
During the holiday season, it’s a great idea to monitor your video camera surveillance system’s live feed for longer than usual. You can watch any activity using a smart security app on your phone or by contacting a monitoring company that provides remote video monitoring and video verification.
Notifications List Update
Make sure you keep your notification list up to date so the security alarm provider knows who to contact in an emergency. Your service provider should be sent an updated holiday list, and you should let them know when you want to return to your regular notification schedule.
Remind Employees to Be Alert
Encourage security awareness among workers during the holiday season. Ask them to report any suspicious activity and to be on the lookout. It is an excellent way to keep your business and everyone safe this season.
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