Auditing your business can take many forms. For one thing, you will want to make sure that your company is thriving and that is efficient as possible. You will also want to be sure that your employees are productive. However, they can’t be productive if they feel unsafe at work. That’s why you need to enhance your commercial security.
Create a Policy
The first step is to create a policy for your audit. That starts with assessing your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to commercial security. Intruders will attempt to take advantage of any vulnerabilities. You can have the most stringent cybersecurity measures, but those can be overcome without a similar level of physical security measures as well. Once you know how you can improve your security, you can order the right equipment, or begin the necessary upgrades to current equipment that you already own.
What to Audit
Begin your commercial security audit by assessing how well your access controls work. Then, move onto evaluating your intrusion detection measures. Finally, inspect your video surveillance technology. While you might employ loss prevention officers and other security guards on your premises, these pieces of equipment will be an extra layer of protection to help prevent shoplifting or workplace violence, and can also help alert the authorities whenever an emergency happens – even if a fire or weather event cause that emergency.
Even after your latest commercial security audit is complete, you need to continue testing all of your electronic security measures. You will eventually need to repair your access control systems and video surveillance equipment, especially if they malfunction. You’ll also need to replace them when they become obsolete. Lastly, make sure that all security lights and emergency exits are fully functional for whenever the next situation could occur.
It’s essential to train your employees. New training methods will include techniques and strategies to secure your business. Your employees need to stay up to date on security policy changes and what they should do whenever the policies are violated, even by customers who are making an innocent mistake.
One final word of advice is to work with the experts. If you’re not sure where to start, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with the professionals at ARK Systems!
Trust the Professionals at ARK Systems
Located in Columbia, Maryland, ARK Systems provides unsurpassed quality and excellence in the security industry, from system design all the way through to installation. We handle all aspects of security with local and remote locations. With over 30 years in the industry, ARK Systems is an experienced security contractor. Trust ARK to handle your most sensitive data storage, surveillance, and security solutions.