The Dos and Don’ts of Building Security

The Dos and Don'ts of Building Security

The right building security is essential to protecting your assets, employees, and digital data. Any business is susceptible to threats from a number of sources. Information and valuables can be stolen while equipment or the building itself can be damaged. The best way to keep your brand thriving is with a comprehensive security solution.  

Do Consider Your Specific Needs

The first “do” in our list is to consider the needs of your business. Security cannot be approached from a one-size-fits-all perspective. Before you invest in people or equipment, you need to carefully think about your building’s unique needs. Ask yourself these questions to better understand your security needs: 

  • Are you in an area with a high rate of break-ins? 
  • How big is your building? 
  • Is expensive equipment maintained in a visible area? 

The team at Go Joe Patrol welcomes the opportunity to meet with you and develop a custom strategy that fits your needs.

Do Account for Internal Risks

It’s easy to think only about protecting your assets from outsiders, but every business also has potential security risks from the inside. You therefore want to ensure your assets are safeguarded from external intruders as well as unscrupulous employees. On-site security, for example, can prevent employees from being tempted to take valuable equipment home.

Do Give Additional Consideration to Important Rooms

You may not realize it, but some places in your building need more security than others. To illustrate, a computer room with a significant amount of sensitive data needs to be more closely monitored than, say, a breakroom. But many companies fail to install extra security where it’s most vital. This can lead to devastating consequences, such as a data breach, that takes substantial time to recover from.

Don’t Believe You Can Have Too Much Security

You may think you don’t need to cover every entry point, or that the combined power of a mobile patrol service and alarm system is simply too much. But depending on the size and needs of your company, you may need more than one solution to cover all your bases. Or perhaps you only need one robust solution. The point is you should approach security needs with an open mind.

Do Choose a System With Constant Monitoring

Any security system for your building will prove a wise investment, but you can enjoy greater peace of mind if you choose a monitored alarm system. Let us explain the difference. Non-monitored systems usually turn on lights and set off loud alarms. This can deter potential intruders, but nobody physically responds to the alarm trigger.

A monitored system, on the other hand, is overseen by dispatchers who can quickly and effectively respond. Our dispatchers are on hand to monitor and coordinate with alarm companies to respond with the expert touch developed through 24 years of experience in the security industry. This can mean the difference between a fully secure building and one that only appears to be secure.

Don’t Attempt to Secure Your Own Building

If you look online, you will find any number of security products available for sale, including trip alarms and security cameras. But such devices are unlikely to be of the same quality that a security expert can install and maintain.

In other words, you might simply waste your money with gadgets bought online. A professional provider, in contrast, will conduct a careful assessment of your building and business. 

Locally owned and operated, Go Joe Patrol not only secure the people and property in this community, they give back! Their commitment to the environment means they counteract the emissions they produce through carbon offset credit purchases. 

Quality security doesn’t just safeguard assets. It also protects the brand you’ve worked hard to build. In addition to providing reliable and affordable security options tailored to your needs, we also offer local 24/7 monitoring. Learn more by contacting GoJoe Patrol today.

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