How to Protect Your Small Business
Running a small business comes at a cost, so every dollar you make counts. The cash flow problem tends to be the first reason why a business fails, so it is very important to be smart with limited resources. When cutting cost, however, one of the first things business owners cut is small business security. Of course, this isn’t recommended because securing your small business is an investment that pays off over time. It protects you from losses. In fact, your security should grow as your business grows to protect everything you have worked for.
Securing Your Network
One of the things that you must do is secure your network. Small businesses are sometimes the target of hackers. Something as simple as a virtual private network (VPN) can make a difference in how safe data is or isn’t in your business. With a VPN, a layer of privacy is added to the network so that your data is kept safer than it would be otherwise.
Securing Your Facility
This is where small business security systems, access control, and other types of security measures come in.
You can monitor the access points of your building through an access control system. This is a system where employees or other authorized people can only enter if they have a card or a code. This protects the building from people not authorized to come inside without approval from a front desk clerk or security guard.
Surveillance cameras are also important because they allow you to see the faces of people that come into the building. Many shoplifters, trespassers, and burglars are caught because of video surveillance. Many times, malicious acts are prevented because video cameras are present.
Malicious acts are also prevented when security systems are present. At night, when the business is closed, the presence of a security system can deter someone from breaking in. If they break in anyway, the system will sound and law enforcement will arrive.
Protecting Against Environmental Hazards
A small business security system can also protect the business against environmental hazards like flooding. Alarm systems are also outfitted with fire alarms, which can prevent significant losses because of the prompt warning..
If you want to take it a step further, you can turn your building into a smart building so you can remotely access locks, thermostats, and the security system. You could have complete control of the building from anywhere in the world.
Rochester, Syracuse & Buffalo Small Business Security You Can Count On
At SPS Fire & Security, we can give you everything you need to keep your New York small business secure. We can install small business security systems, access control systems, video surveillance, and turn your building into a smart building so you can feel more secure when you aren’t there. To learn more, call us at 585-770-0348 or complete the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.