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The Ultimate 2020 Security Checklist for Medium-Sized Businesses

Posted on January 15, 2020

If your small business has significantly grown over the last few years and you now have enough overhead to qualify as a medium-sized business, then it’s time to start looking at the strength of your property’s security.

With more employees to manage and more risks on the table, you want your security system to keep an eye on your valuables when you’re too busy to. With 2020 now in full swing, here are some of the most important questions to ask yourself as you survey the sturdiness of your business’ security measures.

Do We Have a BYOD Policy in Place?

Some medium-sized companies have begun to partake in the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) practice in order to keep up with industry trends or save money. Keep in mind that while BYOD is convenient, it does put your business’ security at risk.

Mitigate said risks with a strict policy in place that lays out specific rules and regulations put in place to protect your business’ data. Some practices to implement include:

  • IT access to mobile devices on your network
  • Registration of new devices
  • Reporting discontinued or stolen devices
  • Restrictions of personal email use for work-related purposes

Is There an Alarm Monitoring Company on Our Side?

Cybersecurity is one thing to worry about, but you must also consider your physical security as your business grows. Make sure your alarm system is up-to-date and that your management is in touch with a security business that can provide effective monitoring whenever you need it.

At The Security Center, Inc. we provide 24/7 monitoring services to our Texas and New Mexico customers. It’s one thing to have state-of-the-art alarm systems on your side, but having a support team that knows how to respond quickly during an emergency is essential.

Can I Pull Up Surveillance on the Go?

Even if you have a monitoring team, you may still want to keep an eye on your business during your off-hours. Most modern surveillance systems provide remote access that allows you to tune into your security cameras from any registered device. With professional installation and programming, you can keep track of your valuables and after-hour activity with any registered mobile device.

Do We Still Rely on a Lock and Key System?

With your growing company, you don’t want to experience the expense of constantly replacing lost keys or changing the locks when an employee is terminated. Investing in an access control system can help your management easily keep track of who has access to your building and when.

The best part about this system is its sheer versatility. Smart locks allow you to utilize cards, codes, and fingerprints instead of an easily lost or stolen key. Should you find yourself in a situation where changes need to be made, your installation company can easily help you reset or change your system’s settings with little to no hassle.

Create an Effective Security System With the Help of The Security Center, Inc.

At The Security Center, Inc. we help keep the clients we serve in numerous industries safe from modern criminal threats. Our team can help you select, install, and maintain the right security equipment for your location. From financial institutions to educational facilities, we are ready to keep your valuables secure. Get in touch with us today to schedule an inspection of your property and find out more about our services and the products we provide.

 

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