The security of your office or establishment is important to the success of your venture. Of course, any measure you implement is bound to cost you, but consider it a worthwhile investment in your business future. Here are some steps that you can take:
[related|post]1. Risk assessment. Hire a certified or credible professional to conduct a security and safety risk assessment (SSRA). Security expert Ace B. Esmeralda says, “Most likely the stakeholders will revise their business plans after reading the risk-assessment report.” But, he also cautions that “very few of security and safety risk auditors are certified,” and even those who have certification have little “background or understanding of being an entrepreneur or business owner.”
It would be best, Esmeralda suggests, if you can find an independent asset-protection firm, one that has no financial ties with guard agencies or logistics providers. It would also be beneficial if the company has international certification and experience in business management.
2. Security staff. It’s not enough to employ a security guard and put him on round-the-clock duty. Esmeralda shares: “Not all businesses need a full-time security person, unless determined by the risk assessment. If there is a need for one or more, business owners should vet the security agency for their manpower needs or the security consultant.”