No matter what kind of business you run, your staff, your clients, and everyone involved with the enterprise deserve to be safe and secure while taking care of their daily tasks. Safety and security is often defined by how well your preparations account for these vital requirements, planning for the worst outcomes.
This doesn’t mean you could prepare for absolutely every scenario, but you can ensure that the most common issues may be protected against. For instance, if you’re a cash business, then it might be that some possible trespassers are interested in taking that for themselves. Clearly, this is why storefronts selling high-value items, such as jewelry stores, tend to invest in double door lock security, immediate alarms that can be triggered by staff, and marking paints that coat thieves before they can escape.
In this post, we’ll discuss a few measures that your small business can use to keep you and the people inside safe, as well as your most precious assets. Of course, lives take precedence first and foremost:
Keep Your Earnings Safe Before Depositing Them
Cash management is very important when running a business. When your register hits a certain amount, it’s important to take the larger notes and keep them safe, exchanging them for change where appropriate. Then, you can wait for the security drop box service to transfer your cash to the local bank, or take it yourself, depending on what system you have arranged. Looking for secure safes online can help you keep that money safe in the interim, preventing theft and fraud more easily. A proper inventory system where you can keep track of the amounts is important too, and should be provided by any shop management software.
Enact A Worthwhile CCTV System
It’s important to make sure you have the relevant CCTV system in place, not only to deter anyone from committing a crime, but to ensure your employees remain safe. Keep these cameras in the front, overlooking your property and the interior. You can also opt for a small television presented to people as they come in, so they know they’re being recorded and that theft or intimidation will be made into evidence. Don’t make the mistake that many small firms do and only install dummy cameras designed to intimidate.
Ensure Appropriate Locking Systems
It’s important to make sure your business has appropriate, strong locks that can be used to keep your staff safe from intruders, and that you have at least one other avenue of escape, not just for fire purposes. A larger window that can be opened on the first floor, a back door, or a door leading to the next unit along are all worth looking for when scouting businesses. A locking system can also help you train your staff to take unruly customers outside, and then lock the door as you call the police.
These tips, coupled with intensive training that helps your staff prepare for unexpected circumstances, is more likely to provide a worthwhile, safe outcome to most dangerous situations.
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