Protecting your employees, assets, and property is one of the most important things for a business owner in San Francisco. The most effective way to do that is with a comprehensive security system. Nowadays most businesses have a security system. However, like with all business infrastructure, technological advancements can make your security system out of date. If your business has an older security system it may be time to consider making an upgrade. Here are four signs that you may need to upgrade.
Your Business Is Growing
Whether you have expanded your location, added locations across San Francisco, or increased your staffing needs, if your business has grown since you installed your current system, it’s time for a new one. As your business grows, you’ll have more people on your property. You’ll also add more and higher value assets. These all need to be protected so you can continue to grow. Furthermore, as you grow your brand recognition, you’ll become a more tantalizing target for criminals. The best way to assess what features you will need to add is to speak with a security consultant. They will assess your risks and determine what upgrades will better suit your business.
You Have More Visitors
Depending on your industry, with company growth can also come an increase in foot traffic. Also, many areas of San Francisco are experiencing rapid population growth. The area you are living in could experience a population boom, also leading to more visitors. More visitors means you need to be more cognizant about your physical security. A good security system will scale with increase visitors. There are many technologies that can help manage an increase of foot traffic including access control, surveillance systems, and barriers. Many of these features can easily be added on to your current system for a very affordable price.
You Have High Employee Turnover
By nature, many industries have a high turnover rate. Industries such as technology, retail and service, and agriculture all rely heavily on contracted and seasonal laborers. Furthermore, larger companies tend to have higher turnover rates as well. If you have a lot of employees coming and going, your business can be vulnerable. There are systems like drug testing and background checks that can help manage people, but you need to make sure that you are truly monitoring and controlling access. The best way to do this is with a security system integrated with your employee database, credentialing systems, and access entry control.
You Still Have An Analog System
Analog systems were the gold standard for the longest time and can still offer some level of protection. However, many of these systems no longer meet compliance for certain industries. They don’t offer the necessary image quality, data storage, and disaster recovery to meet today’s standards. Fortunately, digital security systems are more affordable than ever. They cost less to install because they do not require laying wire and other invasive construction. They not only meet the standards but are comprehensive and can have all of your security needs and features controlled from a single hub.
No matter what your industry, the size of your business, or where you are located in San Francisco, an updated security system can help you thrive. If your business has any of these signs, it’s time to consider an upgrade. Working with a security professional can help make sure your system is up-to-date, compliant, and scalable for the future.