Safeguarding the Workplace
Alarm.org releases tips to help keep your workplace safe
Irving, Texas (Apr. 27, 2015) — Just as protecting your home from crime is a high priority for homeowners, protecting your business from crime should be a priority for business owners. Threats can come at your business through a variety of vectors both from outside and from within. The Electronic Security Association has the information you need to keep your employees, customers – and your bottom line – safe.
Security Upgrades for your business:
• First and foremost, your security plan should ensure the only people in your office are those who are authorized to be in there. Install an access control system and make sure all employee-only areas are secured behind a system of access-controlled locked doors. Find a trusted security company here to design and install a security system that fits your needs.
• A video surveillance system, especially one whose presence is known to employees and visitors, can help discourage would-be assailants and help law enforcement identify suspects in case of an incident. Find a trusted ESA member company here to help you choose a video surveillance system.
• Other structural improvements to increase security include silent alarm systems, panic buttons, bright and effective lighting and height markers on doors to help discourage and prevent potential crime.
Policy tips to keep your workplace safe:
• Establish workplace policies regarding visitors that may include limiting visitors to certain public areas and for limited amounts of time.
• Maintain adequate staff numbers. Studies indicate the presence of more employees improves workplace safety and discourages criminal activity.
• Conduct background checks on all potential employees as necessary.
• Keep only a limited amount of cash on site at any given time, while making frequent, monitored deposits to a bank by a trusted employee.
• Maintain policies on concealing employees’ personal items and valuables both at their workstations and in their vehicles.
• Make sure employees don’t work alone, and have a “buddy system” in place so employees know who to turn to in case of emergency.
You can't replace the feeling of security. Alarm.org is an online resource for consumers interested in electronic security. Here you'll find everything you need to know about choosing, installing and operating an electronic security system. You will also find security facts, news and tips that are relevant and important to you. Alarm.org is powered by the Electronic Security Association (ESA). ESA is the largest professional trade association in the U.S. that represents the electronic life safety, security and integrated systems industry. ESA is made up of a select group of trusted security companies.