Improving Security To Protect Your Business

July 19th, 2019



As a small business owner you need to be aware of the security risks facing your business. Statistically small businesses are targeted more often than large businesses by criminals. Even though large businesses tend to have more money and expensive assets, criminals knows large businesses are more likely to be protected. However, small businesses can prevent these crimes and have the same level of protection as large businesses with a security system.

The Benefits Of Having Good Business Security

We all know the saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. The more you invest in business security, the safer your business will be. If your business has a reputation as a safe and comfortable place will attract better employees and your customers will feel more secure. This will help you make more money and grow your business.

10 Ways To Improve Security For Your Small Business

When it comes to security, many business owners know they need it but are not sure what they need or how to improve what they have. Here are ten ways you can improve your business’s security:

  1. Install A Security Camera System: If you have a current system, make sure it is up to date and perhaps consult with security professionals to see if there is a better system. The presence of security cameras not only deters intruders but also employee theft is reduced or eliminated.

  1. Employ A Security Guard: If you have the means a security guard is trained to take action. If the camera shows something that needs to be investigated, you do not want an employee who is unqualified to take action. Security Guards also provide a sense of security for your customers

  1. Monitor Your Surveillance System: If you are unable to employ a security guard then you can have a system installed to alert you or a designated employee if something is detected on camera.

  1. Provide Regular Employee Education: Train employees about your surveillance camera system. Have an employee trained to inspect the cameras and ensure they are all working. 

  1. Protect Secure Areas: Secure areas that contain money and important information need an extra layer of protection. Cameras can record money being taken unlawfully or someone who is unauthorized working on a computer.

  1. Don’t Forget Your Parking Lot: Take a good look at your parking lot. Any hidden areas or dark spots where an intruder can hide? You want security cameras to deter intruders but also give your employees and customers a sense of safety walking to and from their cars. 

  1. Take Advantage Of New Technology:  Periodically review your business and update your camera needs. Are your current cameras providing enough coverage? Are the cameras positioned to the best advantage? Have your security professional review periodically for your business safety. 

  1. Use Your Cameras To Monitor Workplace Safety: Review the videos. Look for safety violations. Are your employees following policies and review their customer skills. Are any regulatory laws such as OSHA being maintained?

  1. Make Sure To Also Add Sufficient Lighting. Not only will this enhance your camera video but will deter crime and will be safer for customers. 

  1. Declutter Your Space: Stacked boxes indicates inventory, they can obstruct camera views in addition to be a draw for criminals even if they are empty. 

DWS Tech Can Help

Should you have any questions about your business security and/or how to improve it and increase efficiency, the trained professionals at DWS Tech can help. Our expert security technicians will do an assessment of your business to identify threats. Then we will review your current system and develop a cost-effective plan to keep your small business safe. Give us a call to learn more.

"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney

Homeowner

"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

John Schreiber

Building Superintendent, Catholic Charities

Call 866-465-6961