Don’t Try To Play Catch Up To Safety Issues, Prevent Them From the Start
We understand the role security plays in company morale and the willingness of customers or vendors to visit your location. This is why we’ve compiled what we believe are the top ways to make your commercial property safety the best in the industry.
CCTV, the Tried and True Security Monitoring
We’ve all seen the movies where the main character is sneaking around, dodging cameras while a guard peers at dozens of monitors. Such a common trope is based in reality as CCTV, or closed-circuit TV, systems have been around for years and is still one of the most common options especially for smaller businesses or those on a budget.
A Modern Take On CCTV
If you’re looking for higher resolution and better framerates on the footage, then installing digital video surveillance is what you’re looking for. Digital video systems are more complicated than analog CCTV as they require full computer integration rather than self-contained cabling.
Building Access Control Is an Easy Win
Door and building access controls are a perfect front line of defense against intruders and unwanted guests. Requiring a unique PIN or ID to enter, anyone without the required information is stopped on arrival. The limited access allows time for security to verify identity and help escort guests to their proper location while keeping everyone safe.
Install Fire Alarm Systems
Commercial property safety must protect against more than intruders. By installing a fire alarm system, you help keep your employees, building and valuable documents or assets safe from the dangers of a spreading flame. Extremely important on any site with a kitchen or cafeteria, it’s still just as necessary for the standard office building to provide adequate safety and meet any local laws and ordinances.
Perform or Schedule a Threat Analysis
We understand the amount of work that goes into making sure all loose ends are tied up when it comes to your commercial property safety. In order to keep on top of it, we recommend regular threat analyses be conducted in order to spot areas of concern before a problem arises.
These inspections include checking how many access points there are, blind spots for any cameras, the proximity of goods to the nearest exit to prevent theft and even the grounds themselves to see if there is easy access from different sides of the property.
Proactive Warning Systems
Have you ever wondered why some police choose to simply park on a highway and not move while you see someone speeding by far too quickly? It’s because the very presence of the patrol car will prompt a majority of drivers to slow down, bringing more civilians down to safe speeds even if it means missing out on a ticket or two. Employing these tactics at your business can have the same effect. We recommend looking at intercom systems or remote light setups that can give your security team the ability to address potential intruders before they have the chance to perform any nefarious acts.
Keep Your Systems Well Maintained
Even the highest-rated systems will need upkeep to reliably perform 24/7. CCTV systems have immense amounts of cabling snaking throughout your facility that need regular replacements due to damage or system failures.
Implementing a fence around the perimeter of your business is another great deterrent option but also requires daily inspections along the length of the fence to verify no damage has occurred, no holes have been forced and none of the metal has degraded to the point of losing strength.
Cover All Corners Of Your Property
Commercial property safety doesn’t just stop at the main building. Installing CCTV and proper lighting in parking areas, maintenance buildings and utility units is the minimum that should be done to protect your most valuable resources.
Restricting access to parking garages or lots is another step to not only protect your employees but to know the time each guest checks in and out. Records of arrival and departure can be used in the event an incident occurs, pairing with your CCTV footage to instantly know what occurred and who was involved.
Always Use a Professional Safety Company
At WFX, we can install, repair or expand any CCTV system to make sure you have no blind spots at your location no matter the size or scale, whether you need miles of fence monitored along with a parking garage and office, or you want to improve the security within your local storefront.
We are committed to bringing you the best in security and comfort, making your business feel as safe as your home. If you aren’t sure where to start, we offer free consultations to help you assess your needs and provide a plan of attack that fits your budget and schedule.
We encourage you to reach out to us online at any time for a confidential consultation. Let us bring you peace of mind so you can focus on the job at hand.