4 ways to improve your small business’s security

Business premises are often targeted by burglars due to them containing high-value assets such as computers and machinery. A burglary can have a significant impact on companies of all sizes due to the cost of replacing whatever is stolen or damaged and the potential risk of injury to staff. There may also be a negative atmosphere throughout the workplace if employees are worried it will happen again. As a result, it’s important to take steps to make your business’s security a priority. Read on to find out how to make your commercial premises more secure.

Get a risk assessment

The first thing to do when improving your business’s security is to get a risk assessment carried out. A security risk assessment can identify any vulnerabilities that criminals could potentially exploit. Once you know which points of entry are vulnerable to attack, you can take steps to protect them. At Bellmont, we can carry out a free risk assessment before suggesting solutions for tightening up your business’s security.

Invest in a state-of-the-art alarm system

More and more businesses are investing in alarm systems for their commercial premises. As well as being much more sophisticated, they’re also more affordable, making them accessible to companies of all sizes with various budgets. An alarm system can deter would-be intruders, helping you to protect your assets and staff. Since burglars are much less likely to target an alarmed premises, it’s a good idea to place signs warning of your alarm system above entrances and exits.

Install CCTV cameras

CCTV cameras can be a fantastic investment for businesses that want to protect their premises from criminals. Not only can they deter burglars and vandals and capture footage to be used as evidence but installing them can even lower your insurance premiums in some cases. Insurers are likely to offer the best prices to businesses that have CCTV installed. This is because they know that these premises are less likely to be targeted by criminals.

Consider access control

An access control system can help to keep your business more secure. It does this by controlling who can access a building and when. This helps to prevent access by unauthorised individuals who may want to carry out criminal activities.

At Bellmont, we install single and multiple-door access systems so that locked gates, barriers, or doors can be opened using various identity authentication methods like access cards, pin codes, fingerprints, face recognition and smartphones. Access control technology can also provide data to track how a building or site is used, including frequency and time-usage trends.

Choosing a business security system

With so many business security systems on the market, knowing which is right for your company can be tough. That’s why it’s a good idea to consult with Bellmont – your local security experts. We can discuss your options with you, helping you to choose a security solution that’s right for your business.

Get in touch with Bellmont Security today to discuss business security solutions and to receive a bespoke quote.