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Seven Key Steps to Protect Your Business

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If you own a business in New York City, then you already understand just how much you have invested in that enterprise. But do you fully understand the risks that your business faces each and every day? If you’re like many entrepreneurs, chances are that you spend so much time focused on the competitive, profit-making side of the business, that there’s little time left to worry about protecting that business investment. The bad news is that you can’t afford to neglect sound business protection strategies. However, there’s good news too: these seven tips can help you protect your company and interests.

Control Access to Your Business

Access control is vitally important. Make sure that you know who’s in sensitive areas of your business premises at all time. That includes staff, vendors, and customers. Obviously, the degree to which you can control access is dependent upon the type of business you operate, but it’s important to implement some type of system to ensure that you maintain some sense of order.

Focus on Your Team

Often, security lapses, theft, and other problems can be traced directly to business staff. Take measures to train your team to ensure that they understand the business’ security protocols and avoid potential breaches.

Leverage Technology

Modern camera systems can help you to better monitor your premises and prevent most threats. At a minimum, make sure that you invest in cameras to monitor who comes in and out of the business.

Build Good Relations with Law Enforcement

Go out of your way to build a good relationship with local law enforcement. That can help to encourage them to establish a routine presence in your company’s neighborhood, and that alone can help to deter most crime.

Don’t Skimp on Locks and Other Security Measures

Have good locks, keycard systems, and other security measures installed on-site. Every door should be protected with state-of-the-art locks. Remember, most criminals will avoid heavily-fortified targets and opt for easier prey.

Be Vigilant and Report Suspicious Activity

Always be on the lookout for potential threats. When you see something that looks suspicious, report it to the appropriate authorities so that they can investigate. It’s always better to be overly cautious than dangerously complacent.

Rely on Security Professionals for Help

Finally, don’t try to do everything on your own. You have a business to operate, after all, so it’s best to leave most of your protection to professionals. Fortunately, there are competent security guard companies and consultants that can help to ensure that your business receives the protection it deserves.

That’s where ISS comes in. Our security professionals can help you review your company’s security, identify real and potential vulnerabilities, and recommend strategies that can better ensure that your business investment is safeguarded from all the most common threats. If you’re a business owner who’s committed to protecting his or her business, then don’t wait another second – call today! Contact the professionals at International Security Services – New York City’s dedicated security experts.

George Kozhar

George Kozhar

George Kozhar is a respected security professional, licensed private investigator, and founder of International Security Services (ISS) - New York City’s dedicated security experts since 1999. Mr. Kozhar and his team provide a full array of private and business investigative services in the U.S. and overseas, VIP executive protection, armed and unarmed security guard services and training, and Fire and Life Safety Director training through the company’s Fire Science Institute.