An effective business security plan includes having electronic security systems installed, but that’s only one piece of the puzzle. The truth is, a reliable security plan takes effort to implement – and the time to do it is before an emergency happens, not after. On that note, here are some guidelines for implementing a business security plan your organization can live with no matter its size or budget.

Recognize Security Threats  

What are some of the principal security threats to your organization? You may only be thinking of external threats: robbery, intrusion, vandalism, or coercion from bad actors who have it out for your business. But often, businesses overlook the possibility of internal threats: employee theft of inventory, revenue, or even time. And how about cybersecurity? If it wasn’t a concern before, maybe it should be now. These are all real security threats the new security plan should acknowledge.

Address Environmental Risks

When we talk about environmental risks, many organizations limit those risks to fire. While fire should certainly be addressed in the security plan – especially if the organization uses materials that pose a higher risk of fire, or you’re in a dry location that’s especially vulnerable to fire – a defense against other environmental hazards should also be included in the plan. Those hazards could include everything from flooding and freezing to tornadoes and hurricanes. Depending on where you are located in Texas, you may be more exposed to those threats than others in your industry. Security strategies for all of these things should be included in the new plan.

Catalog What’s in Place

After recognizing what threats may be present to your security and organizational longevity, it’s time to catalog what you have in place to address them. This is where an experienced security integrator can be a valuable partner in developing the security plan. During an onsite assessment of your property, a good integrator can identify the security technology you have in place and determine what can be used, retrofitted or upgraded in order to meet your security goals. A knowledgeable integrator should clearly explain how any new products or services would serve you better for the long-term.

Add on New Protections

This is your integrator’s other role in the development of your new security plan: suggesting and implementing new protections that can fill in the gaps between the risks you face and the safeguards you have to keep those risks at bay. Naturally, their suggestions will include some very good products and services: intelligent video equipment, access control for keyless entry, or commercial audio systems that keep everyone on the property informed. However, they may also identify new protocols that should be documented in the plan. A skilled security integrator should also be a consultant and partner in achieving your security goals.

Implementing a security plan your organization can live with is easier and more effective when you have the help of an experienced security integrator and consultant. To speak with one that has an extensive background in business security, Texas organizations should contact RC Security Consulting. We look forward to hearing from you.

About RC Security Consulting

RC Security Consulting protects the heart of Texas with design, installation, retrofit, repair, inspection and monitoring of commercial security systems. We are centrally located in Collin County and provide service for almost 200 miles in all directions.

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