When preparing to rob a small business, thieves like to case the building to find potential entry points or to lay the groundwork to enter the building.
By doing regular check-ups to your building, preferably at different times of the day, you’ll be able to develop a sense of what’s normal, which in turn will help you spot anything that’s out of place.
This way, you could potentially thwart any attempts against your small business, or at the very least, you’ll be able to spot any infrastructure issues that might arise.
Installing a security system is a pretty straightforward and reliable way of protecting your business 24/7, particularly if you purchase one with a cloud service that helps you monitor your business even when you’re not around.
Depending on the size of your business, a security system can be something as simple as a camera and an alarm, or something as complex as a multi-camera set-up with motion alarms with its own monitoring room.
The best option for small businesses is to hire a customizable system like the ones offered by Five Alarm Security, which can be adapted to fit the individual needs of just about any kind of small business out there.
By allowing clients to design their security system and choose what goes where, Five Alarm’s security systems can grow alongside your business, ensuring it’s always protected!
Greet Every Customer
Greeting every customer that enters your small business goes beyond making them feel welcome. It’s also a subtle way of acknowledging their presence and letting them know you’re aware they’re in the building.
This can help minimize opportunistic theft, as would-be thieves won’t feel as emboldened to steal from your business if they know they’re being watched.
(Think of it as the friendlier, less ominous version of a fake security camera. It lets customers know they’re being watched, but rather than feeling observed, they feel welcomed.)
Employee training should always cover some basic security measures, including how to use the security system, how to keep track of customers without disturbing their shopping experience, and how to react if something nefarious does happen.
You want your employees to know not only how to keep your business safe, but also to know how to react in case things go south, which will help you minimize extra risks and losses in the event something does go wrong.
Don't Overlook CyberSecurity
Small business owners often think that, because their business isn’t big, they’ll be overlooked, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
While only the big crimes make the news, cyber criminals actually prefer to target small businesses, since they’re easier to infiltrate and steal information from.
Investing in solid CyberSecurity measures, and training your employees to be responsible in this area, will go a long way to protect your business, and your client’s, information.