Designing and implementing a safety and security solution works to prevent theft, fire, vandalism, and other incidents that can hurt your company and its staff. Never before have security systems been this affordable, easy-to-use, and practical for businesses of all sizes. Take into consideration the following tips when assessing the safety and security of your business.
Work in Layers of Security
When you install multiple layers of security, you prevent your security system from being breached by one employee mistake or one piece of malfunctioning equipment. Video surveillance coupled with access control, intrusion monitoring, fire alarms and remote access capabilities are very effective when used together in a cohesive system. The cloud is enabling simple access to the various layers of a holistic security solution for key staff across a business.
Just the presence of video surveillance deters thieves and trouble makers. The video footage will also help you with investigations if something does go wrong. You can feed your video to your computers, smartphones, tablets, and more.
Alarm systems offer both deterrence and detection that notify management when you have a problem. Monitored systems also notify emergency responders of the situation. Today’s alarm systems utilize a cellular connection for extra reliability over a land line and have interactive features with your smart phone to text important notifications, as well as, being about to be controlled through your phone’s apps.
Yes, a deadbolt and other locks are a good deterrent by themselves but a more advanced approach is to use an electronic access control system to provide a record of who opened or attempted to open an access point. This extra layer of security will prevent internal security breaches, as well as, those coming from outside your company’s walls. Often times wireless communicating deadbolts can be used effectively on exterior doors and interior doors to build an electronic access control approach for existing facilities.
Keep Passwords, Key Cards, and Other Access Systems Secured
Passwords need to be kept safe. We’ve all have seen sticky notes on computers and alarms! Passwords need to be well thought out and tough to guess. Passwords should utilize mixed case characters, letters and numbers, special characters, and be a minimum of 8 characters long. Passwords need to change over time to prevent breaches. When an employee leaves the company, their key cards, keys, and access needs to be collected and erased.
Employee Training and Awareness is Key
Even the best and most extensive safety and security systems will fail if your employees forget to secure a door or arm the system before leaving a sensitive area. After the system is designed and installed, make sure to educate your staff on how to best operate the system, including the use of configured reminder notifications. SimpTech Solutions provides professional security experts who are able to develop the right safety and security system for your company to meet your current safety and security needs and put you company on a path for future growth.
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SimpTech Solutions operates as a residential and commercial electronics systems design and integration firm to deliver simple, flexible, and feature-rich technology solutions for customers across Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. Why Choose SimpTech Solutions? Because we listen to you! Once we fully understand what you want, we can put together a solution to fulfill all your needs and your greatest desires.
- Guidance – The knowledge to educate you on the latest technologies available and discuss how they might benefit your lifestyle.
- Personalization – The skill to create or upgrade an electronic system that is uniquely yours.
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