Businesses face threats from inside and out. Every homeowner knows the fear of a burglar breaking into their home and violating their sense of personal safety. Businesses owners must face the added fear that their employees or customers may also violate their security. Commercial security systems are designed to address these unique threats. We recommend that every business begin with a threat analysis. A threat assessment will provide you with real data about what security weaknesses your business faces before your employees’ safety or your business property is violated.
The first commercial security threat your business is likely to face, whatever business you have, is burglary. A commercial burglary alarm system is a no-brainer. The commercial burglary alarm panel is tied into commercial motion detectors and door contacts to detect unauthorized entry and communicates out to a central monitoring center, which monitors possible break-ins. This provides your business with 24/7/365 security protection from burglaries. In addition, this system provides a check to what employees are accessing your business at what times. There is an array of other commercial burglary detectors from glass break detectors to photobeam detectors to provide your business additional protection. These are application-specific solutions to the specific issues your business may have, which is why a professional security threat assessment is so important.
The second most likely threat your business will face, sadly, is from your employees. According to the 2013 Global Retail Theft Barometer, shrinkage cost retailers 1.4% of retail sales. That is precious margin lost to employee theft. The most effective countermeasure to theft, whether from employees or shoplifters, is a commercial surveillance camera system. Very visible security cameras will deter would-be shoplifters and increase employee productivity, while covert security cameras will catch employees stealing products. When employees know they are being watched, they will be less likely to steal from your business and more likely to focus on their responsibilities.
In addition to cameras, a commercial access control system will restrict employee access to only those areas of the business where and when they are authorized. Card readers, key cards, keypads, magnetic locks, electronic locks, and strikes work together to protect your business from unauthorized access whether it is from would-be burglars or employees. Commercial access control systems also provide an additional data point to monitor where your employees are going and when they are accessing your business’ various facilities.
While shoplifters are easily deterred by commercial security camera systems, some criminals are more sophisticated or dangerous. Some employees or others represent a physical safety threat to you and your other employees. That’s why Fulkra goes above and beyond the traditional commercial security company. Fulkra’s Director of Security is former FBI and former Orange County Sheriff and routinely conducts stakeouts and investigations on behalf of our clients. Fulkra can provide comprehensive commercial
security from threat analysis to commercial security and surveillance systems to covert investigations, the full spectrum of security threat countermeasures. Fulkra is looking out for your business. Call us today.