Keep your small business safe from break-ins
Even if the new normal sees some businesses re-opening, many are not. If you’re an owner of a business that is still closed, you need smart security solutions to help keep your company safe. Here are some tips and smart options, so you can keep your small business secured and prepared for the new norm ahead.
Smart security protects your property
Your business may be closed, but vandals and criminals are always out there. Municipalities across Canada have reported increases in break-ins and vandalism during this period, so consider the possibility of boarding up any accessible windows. A smart security system, complete with signs and window decals, is an excellent deterrent to break-ins. If it’s not feasible to cover your windows, have glass break-in sensors installed. Then, if a window is broken, your alarm system will ensure a signal is sent to your monitoring centre and you will be notified immediately on your smartphone or tablet.
Video surveillance: Monitor your business from wherever you are
We know small business owners are passionate. Often your business is a culmination of a lifelong dream. It’s perfectly normal to worry about your business during this time, especially when you’re used to always being hands-on for so long. But you can have peace of mind. When you opt for video surveillance, you can keep an eye on your business remotely from home or wherever you are. Don’t let worry consume you. ADT by TELUS video surveillance lets you check in anytime from anywhere and view live video to see that all is well. Displaying your video cameras over your entries will also deter criminals looking for an easy target.
Stay in contact with your employees
Develop a communication plan to reach out to your employees. Whether they are furloughed or you’ve taken measures to keep them on the payroll, ensure your workforce will be ready for business when it’s time. Educate your staff by taking your role as a leader seriously during this period. Your employees have been facing uncertain times as well. It is smart business to keep in regular contact with team members, speaking with them about the future of the company. You can also inform employees of best practices that will be implemented going forward to ensure their safety and to protect your customers’ health. In many cases, your employees are also part of the community where your business resides. They can be vital in supplying you with neighbourhood news, so ask for their feedback. And, when you lead your team members effectively, they will also let others know of your commitment to them and the community. Lastly, keep your employees up-to-date with any developments, so they won’t be surprised if there is a change in the way your business operates in the future.
Keep your small business safe with ADT by TELUS support
Access control can ensure your company’s location is physically secure and you are able to check the status at any time. In the same way, smart lighting keeps your location illuminated. You want your site to be safe, but not to look like it is abandoned or that you are never re-opening. For more information on support during these different times, including ADT by TELUS smart security plans, as well as a special time-limited offer to ensure your business stays safe throughout this new normal, call 888.ADT.ASAP to speak to one of our business security experts.