26 Jan Great Ways to Properly Secure Your Physical Assets
Investment protection is one of the crucial pillars of modern business. Once you invest into something, you want to make sure its value at least stays the same, and strive to raise it if you can. This is true for commercial and business assets, which means that you need to secure them as best as you can. There are tons of things that can go wrong, and things that can go wrong usually tend to do so. In order to help you, we have arranged a small list of things you should focus on in order to boost the effectiveness of your asset security. We are going to be showing you actionable ways which you can use to protect your assets and your investment. Keep them in mind and make sure you put them to use properly.
No matter where your assets are located and what sort of assets you are attempting to protect, insurance is the safest way to go and should be used in accordance with other mechanisms of asset protection. This way, if anything goes wrong, you are financially covered by the insurance company.
There are few things that can be as destructive as fire when it starts spreading unchecked. It is unimportant if you are attempting to protect your home, an office space or a warehouse, fire doesn’t discriminate, it just burns. This is why it is important to make sure you have protocols in place to handle fire emergency situations, proper fire control devices (fire extinguishers and similar) to get the situation under control if possible, a sprinkler system for large commercial buildings and of course, regular check-ups on fire control readiness and risk assessment.
Theft is a big issue, especially for business owned office buildings and warehouses. During the night, they are not occupied by anyone and are an easy target for average burglars who have the patience to scout the situation. This is why it is essential to have an alarm system, preferably one who notifies the police as soon as it is triggered. Alarms are also recommended for home security but are not essential, unlike for business buildings security. You should make sure that the wiring for the alarm system isn’t accessible from any external point. Experienced thieves can use these weak points to disconnect your alarm system.
In some situations, assets are located in remote parts of town due to sheer cost effectiveness or some other reason. This can often mean that the police or the owner can’t react fast enough and that the thieves are free to take their time in finding a way to break in. Where there is a will, there is a way, all you need is an opportunity, and this is why most buildings that fall into this category are protected by security guards or night watchmen if you will. Regular patrolling through the building makes it painfully obvious that there is someone there, which is usually enough to discourage any would-be thief. Make sure that your security guard(s) are trustworthy people, it is not unheard of that a burglary turns into an inside job.
Having a camera system installed is beneficial for both households and business spaces. In cases of business building security, it is easier to keep the building safe and identify the thieves and their break-in point if there are cameras everywhere. Dome cameras are probably your best choice for numerous reasons, but still, choosing the right ones can be tricky. Still, having a camera security system let’s you review the overall security of the building you are attempting to protect, and you can use it to improve as well as maintain security.
The importance of diligence
Getting your assets secure is no easy task, but convincing yourself that everything is ok is the worst thing you can do. Falling into a false sense of security is the most common reason why people leave security holes all over the place. Keep your eyes open, and when you see a potential security hazard, take care of it as soon as possible.