Is More or Less Security Needed When Businesses Are Closed?

Is More or Less Security Needed When Businesses Are Closed?

When your business is closed, you may find that your security needs change. For example, if your business is retail, shoplifting, and fraud will not be a threat, but break-ins and or vandalism may be. While it may be tempting to save money when business is down by reducing your security spend, it might be wiser to shift that spend to cover areas where you truly need it. Eliminating or reducing security when you are closed can save money in the moment but is short-sighted and possibly more expensive in the long run. After all, what is a greater temptation to an intruder than an unattended property? It may be time to reevaluate your security plan.

 

What kind of security does a vacant property need?

 

Security Guards

Guards can act as a deterrent to thieves and vandals as well as respond to any criminal acts. Ideally, security will be a combination of on-site guards and remote guarding. Security for unoccupied businesses must take a variety of factors into consideration. Physical security of the building and property includes protecting entrances, parking lots and other areas accessible to the public from intrusion or vandalism.

 

Disaster Mitigation

When buildings are unoccupied, you may not be aware that they are affected by weather events, fires, and other types of damaging occurrences because there’s no one on-site to alert you. With remote monitoring of cameras, you will continually be up to date on the current condition of the property. If there is flooding, you can monitor water levels. In the event of a fire, remote security can alert the fire department, possibly even before any smoke reaches the detectors to raise the alarm. If there is an earthquake, you can perform a rudimentary assessment of damage without putting yourself or employees at risk.

 

Data Security

Information is one of your most valuable assets. If there is no one site, data may be vulnerable to those entering the building, even if you use off-site servers. Be sure that your security plan includes protecting servers or other technology and ensuring data is not accessible or is protected by intrusion detection software and remote monitoring.

 

Keep Your Business Safe

Whether your business is temporarily closed or vacant because more employees are working from home, BOS Security can give you peace of mind, even when you can’t be there yourself. From on-site security guards to are Virtuguard remote video security monitoring, our experts are standing by to discuss the best options for you. Contact BOS Security today!

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