The COVID-19 pandemic came out of nowhere. And while this is an extreme situation that was difficult to plan for, businesses are faced with catastrophic risks on a regular basis. It’s essential to be prepared. Depending on where your property is located, you may need to contend with tornadoes, hurricanes, terrorist attacks, or any number of risks. Businesses may build some protection into the design of their property, but there are always further measures that can be taken.
Create a backup plan
All critical data should be backed up to the cloud and/or a secure secondary location. It’s essential to be able to relaunch your business from the ground-up in the event of a disaster. For most companies, data is your most valuable asset. Replacing office chairs and computers is expensive, but usually covered by insurance. The intangibles of your business are likely what you need to protect most.
Design for protection
Consider what you may need to keep your property safe, depending on common natural disaster risks. Are you in a flood plain or tornado alley? Are you more likely to be hit by a hurricane or a brush fire? This will influence the type of security features your property you will need. A backup generator can be useful for keeping your cameras and lighting active in the event of a power outage.
Remote security monitoring can help to protect your business without putting security guards in danger. Have alarms installed on every entrance and at least ground floor windows. Place cameras at regular intervals and at every door. Be sure these areas are well lit and that all security equipment is wired into the generator. This comprehensive security set-up can then be safely monitored hundreds or thousands of miles away from danger zones.
Never be caught unprotected!
With remote video security, your business is fully covered no matter how extreme the threat you face. The experts at BOS Security can keep your facility secure 24/7/365. For information on how remote video security monitoring services can help you prepare for the unexpected, contact us at 404-793-6965.