When your workplace is more secure, everyone feels safer. There are many different ways to add more security, both inside and outside the building. Here are some of those tips for your consideration.
Install A New Alarm System
The first step involves installing a brand new alarm system. With video verification and other measures in place, your verified alarm system can help improve response times by police and firefighters along with EMS services. Another reason to have a verified alarm system is that it can help catch intruders and lower the occurrences of false alarms that can ruin your reputation.
Incorporate an Integrated Security System
Another step in the process is to add an integrated security system. This includes a central command center for monitoring the security cameras, CCTV cameras, the mainframe for the access control systems throughout your building, and also one of the most highly-advanced technological solutions for improving workplace security: audio intrusion detection.
Start Screening Job Applicants
Employee screening is essential, especially when new hires are being on-boarded. If there is a legitimate reason to be concerned about extending a job offer to a candidate, then it is understandable to screen them out. This program should check for criminal records and past references. Getting copies of credentials and certifications is also essential.
Begin an Access Control Program
If there isn’t an access control program in place already, then now would be a good time to start one. With this system ready to go, your employees won’t have to worry about lost keys or to get lost and being unable to access an area where they aren’t supposed to be. If anyone loses their keycard or leaves the company, their identity cards can be deactivated before being recycled for newer employees who are coming onboard.
Focus on Employee Training
Finally, take the time to focus on employee training. Offering paid training sessions and supporting them in their attempts to gain new certifications or advance their careers is well worth it. But that’s not all you can or should do. Train your employees on how to respond to emergencies, whether it has to do with a fire or an active shooter. Protecting assets, changing passwords, and securing the building should all be part of the training. Also, emphasize confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements along with policies on employee theft and conflicts.
Trust the Professionals at ARK Systems
Located in Columbia, Maryland, ARK Systems provides unsurpassed quality and excellence in the security industry, from system design 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.