Keeping your Business Safe

Best preventive tips to make sure your business is secure from all potential threats

Regardless of the size of your business, not having a properly secured store may lead to a huge setback in the future. The protection of your business should be a top priority, and you must take the necessary precautions to make sure it’s secure.

To give yourself some peace of mind as a business owner, here are some tips on how to ensure the safety of your business.

Align with your employees on proper security practices

As a business owner, you have to know how to share the burden of responsibility with your team. Your employees will be the ones to protect your business when you’re not present, so it’s important that they’re aligned with your security policies. Share your safety concerns and educate your employees on the potential security risks within your shop and how to prevent them.

Identify the potential high-threat points within and around your shop

You have to evaluate the potential security threats that your business has in order to know which areas to tightly secure. In a retail store, for instance, your merchandise might be the most important item to secure. Know the layout of your store and implement security measures to protect the exterior and interior of the building that holds your valuable products.

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Securing the storefront, on all fronts

Although digital risks are becoming more prominent these days with information breaches and security hacking, we have to remember that physical protection is just as crucial. We’re not only talking about break-ins, but also fires and other preventable occurrences. Your shop will definitely carry valuable items that you can’t afford to lose, so investing in physical security and monitoring infrastructure such as the following allows you to make sure they’re safe:

Smoke Detector

  • A photoelectric smoke detector can alert you when your store is at risk of a fire. Since the photoelectric smoke detector uses light to detect fire, it can also lower the risk of false alarms.

Automatic Sprinkler

  • In the event of a fire, heat-activated sprinklers can be installed in your store’s ceiling to safeguard your business and your products. It helps begin the fire-fighting process even before the fire department arrives.

CCTV Camera

  • If ever a break-in occurs, CCTV Cameras can help give a good picture of who did it and how it was done. Make sure to place your security camera well, angling it in high-threat areas such as entrance and exit doors and where valuables are stored.

Employee Entrance Protocol

  • Make sure that your shop has proper protocol regarding employees shifting in and out of your store. Everyone should have official company IDs and proper timekeeping procedures that will allow you to know who was in your store at any given time of the day.

Picking the right smart lock

The actual lock that will be securing your store’s entrances and exits is just as important as the equipment we’ve mentioned above. Picking the right smart lock that will carry the features you need is important to keep your business secure from any future threats.

The Lockly Secure Pro has all the features a business owner could need. No matter where you are, the Lockly Secure Pro keeps you connected and informed with its real-time alerts and monitory function. The Wi-Fi-enabled hub connects seamlessly to your smart lock app, providing you with critical updates whenever you need them.

If you’re worried about employees closing up shop and forgetting to securely lock the place, the Lockly Secure Pro has an auto-lock feature that sets a designated timer to have your door lock automatically whenever you need to. Added to that are wireless door sensors that provide you accurate information on the status of your door, whether it’s securely shut or still open.

Finally, you can sleep easy knowing that even if anyone attempts to open your lock, a security-safe mode will kick in making sure that keypad-access control is disabled after multiple failed attempts.

These Lockly Secure Pro features were designed with entrepreneurs in mind, making sure that the future of their business is safe from any security threats. Make sure you invest in the proper prevention equipment to save yourselves the headache from the lost business due to theft, fires, or any other unfortunate circumstances. Start your own business and prepare for all the possible situations, and you should be good to go!