Is your busi­ness as secure as you think it is? You may not real­ize your busi­ness is at risk with­out a thor­ough busi­ness secu­ri­ty audit. Regard­less of the type of business—whether a retail estab­lish­ment, restau­rant, office, ware­house or any oth­er com­mer­cial space—a busi­ness secu­ri­ty audit can help you iden­ti­fy crit­i­cal secu­ri­ty vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties you may not be aware of.

At PROTECTION PLUS, we con­duct in-depth secu­ri­ty audits on numer­ous types of busi­ness­es year-round. Here are some of the most com­mon vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties we uncov­er.

1) Interior blind spots

This is espe­cial­ly impor­tant for retail busi­ness­es or any build­ing that main­tains inven­to­ry. If you don’t have vis­i­bil­i­ty over all the items in your busi­ness, you leave them at risk of theft. Plus, it’s not just the exter­nal thieves you need to wor­ry about – your employ­ees.

This vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty results from hav­ing too few secu­ri­ty cam­eras at the busi­ness (or a com­plete lack there­of). Prop­er­ly placed cam­eras can elim­i­nate blind spots, pre­vent theft/loss and catch crimes.

2) Exterior visibility

Do you know what’s hap­pen­ing dur­ing deliv­er­ies to/from your busi­ness? What about activ­i­ty after busi­ness hours?

If you don’t have cam­eras watch­ing your entry points, you cre­ate addi­tion­al blind spots where crimes can eas­i­ly go unde­tect­ed. Installing busi­ness-grade secu­ri­ty cam­eras to mon­i­tor your entrances and exte­ri­or activ­i­ty (such as deliv­er­ies and truck load­ing) is essen­tial for secu­ri­ty.

3) Unsecured doors and windows

As we men­tioned above, secu­ri­ty cam­eras are an impor­tant lay­er of secu­ri­ty. How­ev­er, if crim­i­nals can still eas­i­ly break inside your busi­ness, grab valu­able items and run, those cam­eras won’t stop them.

Stronger door and win­dow secu­ri­ty can thwart those bur­glar­ies by mak­ing it much hard­er to break in. Com­mer­cial-grade locks, win­dow film and secu­ri­ty bars are just a few solu­tions to make your entry points vir­tu­al­ly impen­e­tra­ble. 

Access con­trol sys­tems are also essen­tial for mon­i­tor­ing who enters your busi­ness and when for offices, ware­hous­es and oth­er secure facil­i­ties.

4) Inadequate or nonexistent alarm system

Out­dat­ed alarm sys­tems (or a com­plete lack of plans) put your busi­ness at risk. Today’s com­mer­cial alarm sys­tems pro­vide much stronger lay­ers of secu­ri­ty and are also far more con­ve­nient to con­trol and man­age, no mat­ter where you are.

In addi­tion to detect­ing break-ins and motion in secure areas, today’s sys­tems can alert you to tem­per­a­ture changes, flood­ing water, smoke, fire, gas and oth­er haz­ards that threat­en your busi­ness and employ­ees. Plus, you can mon­i­tor every­thing from your smart­phone and receive real-time alerts when activ­i­ty is detect­ed.

Request a free, no-obligation business security audit

The exam­ples above are only a short list of the many vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties that can be uncov­ered with a thor­ough busi­ness secu­ri­ty audit. Since every busi­ness is unique, it’s crit­i­cal that your build­ing is indi­vid­u­al­ly inspect­ed to iden­ti­fy your spe­cif­ic risks.

Con­tact PROTECTION PLUS today to request a free secu­ri­ty audit of your busi­ness by one of our expe­ri­enced secu­ri­ty experts.

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Brandon Baum
Brandon Baum has been at Protection Plus since he was born in 1998. Since Graduating from Ryerson in 2020, he has been at the company full-time. Currently, his title is Chief Security Officer.