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Implementing Security for Your Business

brettclawson75 profile image Brett Clawson ・3 min read

If you're a business owner, you're eventually going to make sure that you have the right security practices in mind. Without doing research and having the right research team, you can have criminals who will bypass security and infiltrate your company. Ensure that you follow these practices when you want to have a comprehensive security solution for your company.

Security Guards

Whether you have a more physical business like a store or a digital company that relies on server rooms, you need to make sure that you have physical guards. With physical guards, you'll stop intruders from coming into your business and stealing records, products, and more that can cost you millions of dollars. Before hiring any guard though, go through a couple of rounds of interviews with different applicants so that you can find someone who is skilled enough that they won't run off if danger ever comes. Make sure that you have security guards before your business gets too big.

Metal Detectors

If you're in the business of selling small electronics, you might realize early on that it can be easy to smuggle them out of your business to sell somewhere else. By installing metal detectors in your business, you can make sure that nobody can get away with stealing anything that will cost you a lot of money over time if the issue is kept unchecked. Additionally, think about installing metal detectors even if your business is just an office as you may have prototypes or other stock inside your office that can be stolen easily from an employee that is interested in leaving anyways. Consider adopting metal detectors when you want a security practice that will prevent your products from being stolen.

Glass Cases

Metal detectors are a good step in making sure you don't have products stolen from your business but you're going to want to make sure that you're adopting more strategies so that you don't lose more products. For more expensive products, consider installing glass cases inside your store. For example, you can have a video-game section in which you put each product underneath a glass case so an employee has to come and take it out for any customers that want a video-game. While it might seem that it will slow down business or make you have to hire an employee just to handle the glass cases, you'll easily make the money back due to not having to replace as much stolen merchandise. Think about glass cases when you want to prevent as much of your merchandise from being stolen as possible.

Money Deposits

You may have someone trying to rob money from your cash registers. However, you can make sure this doesn't happen when you are regularly depositing money. The way that you'll want to deposit money is to first make sure that you take out most of the money out of a cash register except $100 or $200 to give customers change and to put the rest of the money in a safe that you keep in an office. From there, get an armored truck to come and take all of the money you have to be deposited in a bank. Once you've done this, you won't have people coming to rob your cash registers when they know they would hardly get any money out of it.

Building and going through security procedures can be very profitable, so make sure that you're always keeping up with what you can change in your business. Make sure that you hire a dedicated security team that can make sure that you are following the right security protocols for the time. With no time, you'll have made sure that you aren't going to lose a lot of money from criminals.

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