Maintaining the security of your enterprise is one of the more important responsibilities that you can have. When a business owner fails to take the appropriate steps for avoiding serious security issues, they may find that their inventory, equipment and staff at placed at a greater risk than is necessary. To help you with avoiding this mistake, you can have an enterprise physical security risk assessment done.
Explain Your Security Plan To The Professional Assessing Your Enterprise
When you have a security professional perform a risk assessment of your enterprise, you will want to be prepared to explain your company's current security measures that are in place. This will help them to better tailor their assessment so that it will provide you with workable advice for your company. For example, if your enterprise uses a series of hidden security cameras, you should let the professional know where they are located as this will help them to ascertain their effective coverage.
Schedule The Assessment During A Time When Your Business Is Closed
The time of day that this assessment is performed can be another important factor. In order to perform this assessment, the security professional will need to tour potentially sensitive areas of the building. By performing this assessment when the company is closed, it will be safer for them to enter these areas without having to worry about customers or clients venturing into these parts of the building. Furthermore, you can avoid potential disruptions to your clients or customers as this assessment is performed. While you or a senior member of management will need to be present for this assessment, staying late one night can be a minor sacrifice for greatly improving the security of the building.
Have Security Assessments Performed Regularly
It may seem as though a security assessment is something that will only need to be done once. However, the security needs of your building can greatly change over the course of time in response to changes in the way that you use the building or even the composition of the neighborhood that surrounds it. While it may be excessive to have one of these assessments done each year, you may want to consider having them done every few years or whenever you make major changes to the building. This will help to ensure your information about the security hazards for your buildings is up to date. Luckily, many commercial insurance providers will offer premium discounts for enterprises that have these assessments done.