‘Tis the Season to assess your Security Risk Management: How to keep your business safe this holiday season
Whether you’re a retail establishment gearing up for the busy sale season (Black Friday, Boxing Day, the list goes on!) or a business planning to close its doors during the Christmas break, have you considered your security risk management strategy?
What does security risk management involve?
There are many management strategies in regards to operational risks, financial risks and so on – but how can one protect their business against security risks? Intruders are often opportunists, so having a security risk management strategy is vital in mitigating physical risks that can strike at any time.
Consider your current security and evaluate how effective these are during busy periods or periods where premises are empty – do you have valuable assets that need protecting?
Given that different businesses will be prone to different risks, the first step is to identify the risks, threats and vulnerabilities that the business could be subjected to. Once these risks and their consequences have been identified, it’s time to work on a tailored security risk management strategy.
Most strategies will use a combination of the four tactics below:
- Eliminating or avoiding risks entirely
- Mitigating the likelihood of the risk
- Sharing the risk with a third party
- Accepting the risks
Security solutions that can help:
One key aspect of your security strategy is access control. Limiting and monitoring who enters your premises is a fundamental security measure. Consider implementing access control systems that grant entry only to authorised personnel. This helps protect your assets and ensures a secure working environment.
CCTV & Alarms:
CCTV and alarm systems are invaluable tools for maintaining security during the holiday season. CCTV cameras can deter potential intruders and provide valuable evidence in case of security breaches. Alarms can alert you and the authorities to any unauthorised access, ensuring a rapid response. It is particularly valuable to have alarm monitoring or mobile patrols set up for any periods you are on holiday or away from your premises, this was immediate response can be actioned promptly.
With their visible presence, they act as a powerful deterrent to potential criminals, reducing the likelihood of security breaches. In the event of an alarm or suspicious activity, mobile patrols provide rapid response, swiftly addressing security concerns. Their cost-effectiveness makes them an attractive option for businesses looking to enhance security without incurring the expense of full-time on-site personnel. Additionally, mobile patrols offer flexibility and adaptability to changing security needs.
At Allied Security, we understand that security isn’t a one size fits all approach and that each home and business has different security requirements. We work closely with you to create a comprehensive security plan that’s tailored to your unique needs and challenges, whether it’s guarding against increased foot traffic or maintaining security during a business closure.
Head below to get in touch with one of our team for a friendly chat to discuss your security needs.