A Quick Checklist to Improve Your Business Security

If you’re a small business owner, you can’t afford to not secure your brick-and-mortar location and your online e-commerce website. According to a Zippia study, around 5% of yearly revenues evaporate due to theft or vandalism by employees, customers, and criminals. That’s a hefty amount, especially when your business is tackling inflation, higher wages, and supply chain issues.

Thankfully, you don’t have to make the changes off the top of your hand. With this quick checklist, you can improve your business security and cut your losses dramatically.

Upgrade to Multi-Factor Authentication

Nearly every business uses computers in some capacity for their business operations. In the past, a strong password may have been enough to secure your systems. However, hackers are a crafty bunch that can still break into your computer systems.

As a result, you may want to implement multi-factor authentication. This requires a user to input a password plus another code received on a different device, such as a phone. Through multi-factor authentication, you have another layer of security to protect your digital assets.

Go High-Def

If you have an outdated camera system, the audio is often poor and the video grainy. And while you may have put off getting a newer surveillance system, you may have balked at the cost.

The good news is that high-definition business security systems are high-quality and more affordable than ever. For under $1,000, you can get either 720p or 1080p video, as well as upgraded sound thanks to advancements in microphones. It’s one of the best upgrades you can make.

Conduct Employee Training

Whether you’re talking about cybersecurity or onsite security, you need to train your employees. Write a security manual, go over it in detail with your staff, and answer any questions. Moreover, stress the importance of following the manual, and how failure to do so can impact the business — and potentially — their jobs. This should give them more awareness about their actions and what to do if a crisis strikes.

Get Proper Storage for Your Surveillance

In years past, you needed an onsite hard drive to store all of your surveillance. However, the space was severely limited. So, if you’re going to upgrade your system, consider all of the possibilities.

Modern security systems still have hard-drive options with terabytes of space for your convenience. However, a better option might be to use cloud storage. It allows you to store almost unlimited amounts of footage while also keeping it offsite and out of the range of anyone who might want to tamper with it.

Ask a Commercial Security System Pro

The checklist above acts as a guide to bring certain aspects to your attention and improve your overall business security and surveillance. However, you may not have the time or the expertise to handle all of these issues on your own.

At Texas Surveillance and Security, we’ve served commercial clients for multiple decades.  We specialize in business security and surveillance. We can help your business get secured regardless of your budget.  Contact us today for a complimentary consultation and detailed proposal.

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