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Assessing Small Business Security Risks

Posted by Discount Security Store on 9/22/2015

Your small business is your livelihood, your bread and butter.  Imagine the trouble, time and expense of replacing inventory and tools.  The small business owner must think through all possible security issues beforehand to protect the business from harm.  There are a number of questions the small business owner can ask in order to assess possible risks:

What are my risks of theft?

What would a thief want to talk from me? Computers? Other Technology? Inventory? Cash?  Credit Card information? Documents?

What are my other risks?

What are the risks of fire or flooding damage?

Are there overloads on the system? 

Are the electrical outlets up to code?

Who would respond if any of the risks above became an actuality?

Most of these business security risks can be significantly lowered by instillation of an Access Control Device.  By doing so, one can eliminate costly expenses of re-keying when there are changes in privilege among employees.  In addition have an Access Control Device will save you tons of worry, when you lock up at night.

You will need to familiarize employees on certain procedures and protocol in relation to Access Control.  All who have access will have to be trained thoroughly.  Certain employees may be granted access, based on trustworthiness, while others may have only limited access – this is your policy to create in maintaining control and security of operations.  Keep information handy on all employees and contractors who have access to security control.

.Once you’ve identified all the possible security risks, you can start to manage them. For example, you may be able to secure your business property in the same way as your home. Familiarize all employees with the procedure to lock doors and windows and set the alarm when the building is empty. If you can landscape your office, put thorny bushes outside of windows to increase protection.

Make sure you’ve checked out any employees who have access to your security codes and train them carefully. Keep contact information handy on all employees or contractors with access to your security codes. In fact, you can create special access controls to make sure employees only have access to certain areas.