With summer finally on its way in Southern Ontario, there will likely be some changes in business practices and employees. Summer employees are being hired, regular employees going on vacation, and business hours are changing. All of these situations give burglars more opportunities to find holes in your security and provide more risks than usual to your business and property.
With all these changing circumstances for you business this summer, it’s imperative that you ensure your security policies and standards are up to date and airtight. Prevent burglaries this summer with a complete and integrated security system for your business.
How to Improve Your Business Security this Summer
Ensure Employees Are Well-Trained
Summer is a time when many businesses hire temporary workers, interns, or students. In order to keep your security up to date, ensure that all new employees are well-trained in security policies, know the necessary codes, and are given the necessary access. Many false alarms are caused by employees making mistakes with alarm systems or access control. Conversely, an employee forgetting to set an alarm or leaving a door unlocked leaves an opportunity for a burglar to hit your business.
Inform Your Security Company of Any Changes
If you’re adding new employees into the system, removing old employees, changing your business hours, or any other change to your usual security policies, inform your security company. This will ensure that false alarm rates are kept low, as the company will know what regular activity to expect from your employees.
Use a Mobile App
Using a mobile security app to access your security notifications and features is a great option for managers who are taking vacation or will otherwise be away from a business during parts of the summer. For example, on mySonitrol.net, clients can access their security systems, see recent notifications or alarms, and monitor employees via CCTV. It’s also a great resource for management who is stretched thin during the summer season and perhaps managing multiple locations.
Use Verified Response & Monitored Systems
A monitored alarm system with Verified Response is one of the best ways you can protect your business in the summer. Without Verified Response, the police have no way of knowing what is a false alarm and what is a real threat. When you have a Verified Response intrusion system, such as Sonitrol’s Verified Audio Intrusion Detection, police response time is faster because they know when it is a real threat. If your business is closed while you’re on vacation, or it’s after hours, a fast police response time is key for protecting your property and products.
Update Emergency Contacts & Policies
With staff changing or going on vacation during the summer, it’s important that you keep all your emergency contacts updated so the right people will get contacted in case of a security threat. Any updates should be made with your security company. Furthermore, any updates to your security policies should be shared with all relevant staff.
Contact Sonitrol Canada
Keeping your business safe in the summer with changing employees, vacations, and differing business hours is not easy. If you want to improve your business security this summer, contact Sonitrol. We provide free security assessments and quotes to find out the best ways to protect your business.
Have peace of mind this summer with a robust and integrated security system from Sonitrol Canada! Contact us today.