There are many ways in which a business, with the help of a commercial locksmith, can improve their overall security. Some businesses already have a head start, as they are already improving their security by using an access control device that monitors who is coming and going from the building, utilizing a safe, and/or having an alarm system already installed. All of these things are great steps toward protecting your office space.

As a business owner, you have employees, property, equipment, inventory and private information that you are required to protect. Which is why it is essential that you not only have a safe and secure space, but that you, and your employees and managers, know and understand how your security systems work.

But how do you know if what you already have is enough to protect your business, or if you need additional security? Start by having a clear objective of what you need and how to achieve it. Here are a few things that you can do to improve the physical security of your businesses.

Redundant Communications

It isn’t always enough to have a security system, you’ll want to be sure that you have a system that is equipped with redundant communication and a back-up battery. These systems ensure that you’ll be able to send an emergency signal in the event of a power failure or a down phone line, as these systems will remain functional.

Restrict Access

One of the easiest ways to protect your business is to restrict who has access. Don’t make it easy for an intruder to get inside your facility. Keep exterior and lobby doors locked, especially if there is only a receptionist between an unwanted intruder and the heart of your business.

Install Video Surveillance

Having security cameras located in visible areas both inside and outside of your business can work as a deterrent for thefts and vandalism. If a security camera does not adequately deter someone from breaking into your business, security cameras inside will be able to capture the crime as it occurs and aid police and authorities in tracking down those responsible.  

Install Adequate Locks

This is one of the easiest and most overlooked ways to improve the physical security of your business. Areas that house expensive equipment or sensitive information should be behind a door with a high-security lock. Businesses that regularly have high traffic coming and going should invest in commercial grade locks, as they are designed to withstand more use and are easier to repair and maintain. Locks that are broken or damaged should be replaced right away, as a broken lock does nothing to help secure your business.

Access Control Systems

An access control system will limit entry to your business and select areas during and after regular business hours. With an access control system in place, your employees can only gain access to the building using specialized credentials, such as a key card, card reader or fingerprint reader that has been programmed to grant access during specified times.

A commercial locksmith, such as Purple Locksmith NYC can help to assess and improve your commercial security needs to ensure that your business is safe and secure during and after business hours. Contact Purple Locksmith NYC today to upgrade your business’ security and protect your investment.