Security is an important concern for everyone, and business owners are no exception. However, the concerns of business owners are different than those of other people, and as such they tend to make different mistakes. Here are five common mistakes made by business owners when it comes to security: Failing to create a secure room for server and other valuable devices. Smart security is more than expensive components or the most advanced technology, it begins with the way you arrange your facility and how you store your electronics. Valuable electronics, laptops, and the servers for your system should be kept in a secure room with a second layer of security to ensure that it would not be accessible to potential intruders.
Inefficient surveillance set-up. For businesses, surveillance should be set up differently than for homes or public places because the goals are different. Cameras should be positioned in order to record everyone who enters and exits the facility as well as the time of their arrival or exit. Cameras can also be aimed to monitor employees’ cash handling.
Even though security systems are a crucial part of any construction project, project management tends to focus on security last, after decoration work is completed. This can create significant challenges and higher costs later on, particularly if more conduit work and cabling is required for the security system.The sooner end user companies accommodate security into the overall project plan, the easier it is to avoid problems down the road. Involving a security integrator partner at the beginning of the process can also help end user companies plan security implementation more effectively. It can also significantly lower the cost of a project’s security component. Many end user companies forget to check with the facility landlord to see if there are any requirements related to door elevation or layout. These are most commonly affected by the installation of cameras and access control doors. Any design that doesn’t follow the requirements of the property landlord may require extensive revisions consume valuable time.
End user companies should make sure that they have permission from landlords to implement all aspects of the security design in advance, especially camera and door installations. It is also useful for end user companies to approach their security partner for advice during this stage.This problem often occurs because security management teams are often centralized and dedicated security personnel are not present on each site. If security teams are unable to agree on security requirements with end users, this can result in changes in the security scope while implementation is taking place. This often means significant delays to completing the project, as well as increased costs.
Security teams therefore need to take responsibility for improving internal communication and making sure the relevant personnel on each site are on board with security requirements before the project begins. This can be achieved by establishing clear security standards that are fully understood by site end users.
Although living in an active urban city can offer numerous advantages—a plethora of retail stores, restaurants, and entertainment, as well as being part of an eclectic group of people that share common interests and values in life—there’s also a terribly unfortunate disadvantage to life in urban cities—higher crime rates, burglaries, and home invasions. Just as unemployment rates, bankruptcies, and inflation continue to increase during these tough economical times, so does crime in urban cities. To help protect yourself, your family and your home against these potentially lethal risks, it’s imperative to assess the various levels of security in your home and apply extra safety measures where needed. One simple yet vital step you can take is to reinforce well-known security weak points of your home—your alarm system, doors, and windows.
A home alarm system should be viewed as a necessity in any urban city location. Not only do home alarm systems offer another level of protection for you and your family, they’re also quite effective. Yet, even with an alarm system installed, due to busy lives and often times a false sense of security, homeowners quite often fail to set their alarms. This can be a dangerous mistake, as this open invite gives criminals just what they need—a low-risk opportunity to gain entrance into your home, steal your belongings, and potentially harm you or your family in the process. Don’t make this mistake! Whether your home or not, always set your alarm. In addition, strengthen the effectiveness and security of your alarm system by taking the following steps.
Your home alarm system should be connected directly to the alarm company’s main monitoring station so that law enforcement is notified when the alarm is triggered. The central panel of your alarm system should always be located inside your home and/or behind a locked door or cabinet. This will prevent prowlers from tampering with your alarm system. Ensure that your home alarm system has motion sensors and sensors to warn you of glass breakage. These sensors will provide instant notification that an intruder is close to entering or has just entered your home. Make sure to install a cellular dialer as a back-up to your standard phone line. This will ensure continued contact with the alarm system monitoring station if power or phone lines are cut by a criminal with evil intents. Every alarm system should come with signs from the alarm company.