Steps For Improving the Physical Security of Your Business 

According to the World Security Report, large, global companies lost a combined $1 trillion in revenue in 2022 due to physical security issues. Even more recent statistics show that physical breaches cost individual businesses an estimated $100,000.  With more than 60% of companies encountering these physical breaches over the past five years, it is no wonder that more and more businesses are investing in physical security systems.  Physical security is often defined as the protection of an organization's assets, personnel, hardware, software, networks and data from physical actions and events that could cause serious loss or damage.  Let’s review some best practices for your business to protect your valuable workforce and assets. 

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Enhance & Protect Your Business’ Perimeter

From brick-and-mortar storefronts to large warehouses, businesses need a physical barrier to protect what is inside and to deter invasion from the outside. There are a few pieces of technology to consider to help make your exterior perimeter more robust.  Before adding any technology such as video surveillance, alarms or access control, business owners should take an overall look at the perimeter of the business and ask a few key questions.  Once you have completed a risk assessment of the perimeter, it is time to start considering components such as access controls, video security, alarms, and intercoms for communication. 

Train Employees Regarding Security 

Security systems are a critical component of any organization's security protocols, but if your workforce is not trained on how to use it and when to alert management, you may be missing an important piece of the security puzzle.  Employees are the eyes and ears of any business and they often know when something is amiss or out of the ordinary. By training employees regarding potential threats either internal or external, proper security protocols, and the importance of following these measures, businesses build a culture of security that reduces risks and improves overall safety.


Use Strict Access Controls 

Access controls allow employees to access areas of your physical workplace depending on their needs and job requirements. Not all members of your team need to enter the server room or the areas of the building that contain client or patient data. Use strict access controls that allow each employee access to only the areas they need to perform their duties. This will lower the risk of accidental or intentional intrusion into an area that could be a vulnerability for your business. 

Choose a Comprehensive Security System

With the number and frequency of physical breaches to businesses increasing, now is a great time to review and potentially upgrade your security system. At Spectra Networks, we strive to install and maintain robust security systems for our clients. Some of the best systems include different layers and levels of security such as perimeter protection, alarms, physical barriers, access controls, intercoms, and video security.  Talk to our team about our Verkada security solutions that can be customized to meet the needs of your business. Call us directly at 978-219-9752, visit us at Mills58 on Pulaski Street in Peabody or fill out our contact form. We are happy to help!