Protecting your business involves upgrading your commercial security. Whether this involves physical security or improving your cybersecurity measures, you need to do all that you can to keep your premises and employees safe. Here are some commercial security trends that you can take advantage of.
Keeping doors secured involves more than making sure that the locks are working properly. Implementing biometrics can help make sure that only authorized personnel can access certain areas of your building. Biometrics also help track who is going where and can help prevent intrusion. The biometrics measures you can add to improve your building’s commercial security includes thumbprint readers, retinal scans, and voice recognition technology.
Enhancing Visitor Access Controls
The next step in improving your commercial security involves enhancing visitor access controls. These can include biometrics, as outlined above. Visitor ID cards or badges are simple enough and are effective for schools, hospitals, and other public venues such as courthouses. However, managing visitor access becomes even more important in locations that need to be kept especially secure, such as hospitals, government facilities, and laboratories.
Improving Loss Prevention
Loss prevention may not be as high of a priority in office buildings, but in retail stores, it is imperative to prevent shoplifters. Larger stores can take advantage of facial recognition software built into their security cameras, while every store can begin using security tags that will trigger an alarm if it is not removed before the items they are attached to get too close to the exit.
Integrating Security Cameras
Security cameras have long been a crucial part of commercial security. Technological advancements have made these cameras even more effective. IP cameras allow remote viewing from laptops, tablets or mobile devices. In other words, your cameras no longer have to be tethered to a single on-site security command center. These cameras are also often connected to DVR systems that can record footage and store it for up to a year after the fact. Security cameras can help your employees feel more comfortable coming to work, and can also help your customers and visitors feel more comfortable when they are inside your building. After all, commercial security hinges on deterrence and prevention as much as it does on active protection. While it’s not necessary to follow every one of these trends, you should assess the state of your building security and invest in whichever one suits your needs the best.
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