Business organizations continuously face numerous security risks such as vandalism, burglary, theft, terrorism, sabotage, and unauthorized access. Sadly, many of these organizations lack the necessary security measures to help protect their facility and assets from possible threats.
To ensure safety and security, every organization needs to investigate and anticipate potential risks/threats they may encounter, they also need to seek out professional ways to prevent them.
In this post, We share 5 important security measures that every organization needs to put in place to enhance security and protect their company from potential security risks.
Conduct a Security Risk Assessment
Security risk assessment is the review of an organization’s business facility, processes, and activities to uncover unobvious security flaws and identify loopholes that can endanger both the company and its workers.
Each organization often requires a different security solution from the other, as security solutions are not one size fits all. This is why it’s important to conduct a security risk assessment before procuring security gadgets and implementing security policies.
Protect Your Perimeter
Another important strategy to enhance security in the workplace is the use of access control systems. Access control refers to physical or logical security control measures deployed as the first line of defense to restrict and reduce unauthorized access in a facility, premises, or network. Examples of perimeter protection measures include fences, gates, doors and locks, security lights, surveillance cameras, and security guards.
It’s also good to equip the reception areas with a panic button for emergencies. The restroom and the front door should also be installed with controllable high-security locks that are only accessible by employees. Staircases, hallways, parking lots and corridors should be properly lighted and continuously surveilled at all times.
Hire Security Guards
Security guards are trained officers paid to protect assets, property, and people. While an organization may hire gatemen to man gates and open doors for visitors, security guards offer so much more. A security guard’s special functions include maintaining access control at building entrances and vehicle gates; assessing and patrolling the premises to detect signs of intrusion and trespassing; answering alarms and managing emergencies; enforcing company safety policies and security rules to protect lives and properties.
Create Adaptable Security Engagement Policies
Organizations must formulate continuous security engagement strategies for maintaining uncompromised protection of their assets and employees at all times. These plans may include:
- Securing all entrances and exits at all times;
- Ensuring that all windows and doors are safely locked before leaving after business hours and rechecking them in the morning for signs of breakage;
- Keeping office systems passworded;
- Giving passwords/codes to staff who are required to have them and changing them regularly.
Formulate an Emergency Response Plan
Emergencies can occur at any time, so your organization must stay prepared. Keep in mind that an excellent emergency response plan does not only protect your facility but also protect your employees and the environment. The following tips can be helpful while creating an emergency response plan.
- Know the location of first aid kits and fire extinguishers and how to use them.
- Every employee should know the exit routes to use during emergencies.
- Report broken or malfunctioning security systems to appropriate personnel for repair and maintenance.
- Make special emergency plans for physically-challenged employees who may require assistance during an emergency.
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