Physical security measures every office should deploy

If you’re looking to add security measures to protect your business but aren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Protecting your business is important. Before you install any security measures, you need to know which are the most effective for addressing basic physical security needs.

Visitor Management

A visitor management system automates the visitor check-in process quickly and efficiently. In addition to scanning, filing and storing identification information on every visitor who comes through the door, it will print up a visitor ID badge with a photo so everyone in your building can identify the visitor. It’s important to know who is in your building at all times, and a VMS takes care of the knowing for you. In case of an emergency requiring evacuation, your VMS can instantly print a report of everyone who is in the building so everyone gets out safely. Visitor management provides a wide range of automated capabilities to manage security clearance in the lobby and much more.

Video surveillance cameras

Video surveillance is an important part of a business’s physical security plan. Video surveillance cameras are estimated to prevent approximately 67 percent of all burglaries. Criminals who discover they’re being recorded or even spot a camera from the entrance are more likely than not going to leave without committing a crime, whether their malevolent intentions were planned or spontaneous.

Access management

Depending on the level of security you’re after, electronic access management prevents outsiders from entering your office building’s front door without an authorized key card. Access management protects your workplace environment from unwanted and potentially dangerous visitors. When integrated with a visitor management system, keeping track of visitor traffic and keeping the interior of your building safe is automatic.

Alarm System

No matter what type of business you’re in, you should install an alarm system. Alarm systems provide a direct line to emergency services if they’re tripped. Many businesses opt for motion-detecting alarms for after operating hours. These devices are extremely effective in preventing theft.

Have a Security Assessment Performed

In order to make good decisions for your business’s physical security, you need to know its weak points. A security assessment can help determine what vulnerabilities you may need to be aware of, and what to do about them. Securing your office can be a challenging task, which is why it’s a good idea to enlist the help of a security professional when you’re considering security solutions.

Enjoy the peace of mind that physical security for your business can provide.

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