Four Areas Where Your Business Could Be at Risk of a Physical Security Breach

Aside from cyber security crime, which poses a real risk to many businesses across Australia, many businesses are also at risk of a physical security breach like a break in and theft due to a lack of proper security systems. This puts your business at serious risk – property damage, loss of money etc. Don’t let it happen to your business. Read our guide that shows you how to properly secure your business.

No CCTV Installed on Business Premises

More and more businesses across Melbourne and Australia have installed CCTV (closed circuit television) on their premises to monitor their business 24/7 and for good reason. Often this monitoring extends to their surrounds (ie: outside a shop front). CCTV provides you with extra security as a business owner and peace of mind. It acts as a deterrent with visible cameras. It captures theft and misconduct at your business.

In addition to protecting your premises, CCTV can sometimes be useful in catching other incidents and crime or helping solve the crime. According to the Australian Institute of Criminology, CCTV footage can be useful in helping police catch a criminal or solve a crime. This is in particular for offences involving theft and property damage.

Outdated Security Alarm System or No Alarm System

As a business, you’re doing yourself a great disadvantage if you have an old and outdated alarm system or worse no alarm system at all. With advances in modern security technology, every business owner from small to medium and large must invest in some type of security alarm system that offers protection against theft and break ins at your premises. It’s one of the best investments you will ever make. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a security alarm system. There is just so much on offer. But rather than get overwhelmed by all the options speak to your security experts who can assist you in choosing the right security alarm system for your premises and budget.

Lack of Maintenance of Your Security System

Just about everything in our lives requires maintenance and your security system is no exception. It’s easy to forget to maintain it when you’re busy working and running your business. But if you’re not maintaining your security alarm system there is a good chance that it may not work properly or even work at all. This puts your business at risk. Just imagine someone breaks in and the alarm doesn’t go off because the panel isn’t working or there is a technical problem with the actual alarm. The good news is you don’t have to do the maintenance as there are security experts who will take care of if for you. They will do a test and see if your alarm system is in working order or not.

No Intercom or Access Control System

Access systems (like key cards or electronic key pads) and intercoms can give businesses an edge with their security. Access to and from a business property can then be easily controlled and monitored.

Intercoms allow you to see and speak with visitors before allowing them to enter. Without an intercom system, visitors could potentially come and go as they please without any vetting. This isn’t always a problem of course but can be. Having control over who enters your premises will ensure the safety of your assets, your employees, and the building itself.

Well made access control systems provide an easy method to control who can and cannot enter your property. They can be setup to allow different levels of access to different parts of a property. The access automation and enhanced security greatly benefit businesses. These can be integrated alongside intercom interfaces easily.

Without adequate security your business is at risk of burglary, trespassing, vandalism, and other forms of misconduct. It’s your responsibility as a business owner to reduce these risks. Get your business secured, contact the security experts at Twenty First Security for a free discussion on your requirements.

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