Today more than ever, it is important for businesses to implement effective and reliable security measures. To achieve this, you need to consider some reliable and appropriate provisions for your business.
With all the events taking place nowadays, those of you who have buildings, businesses and staff to protect, will undoubtedly need to strengthen existing security provisions and actions.
What can you do to protect your business from the fight against terrorism?
The many atrocities throughout Europe, but also in Greece, constantly remind us of the devastating impact that terrorism can have on communities, businesses and economies.
In light of these attacks, it is not surprising that more and more businesses are seeking to protect themselves from the financial and emotional damage that a terrorist attack could possibly create.
6 tips for protecting your business
In order to provide the best possible protection for your employees and customers, we have compiled a list of tips you can apply to keep your business safe.
Tip 1: What measures are currently in place?
The first step you need to take is to evaluate the measures you have already implemented. It is important to ask executives and staff questions before making drastic changes. It’s the best way to identify potential weaknesses in your business. Are they safe? Are all access points secure, locked and controlled? What security products and services do you have at your disposal? Do they need updating or reassessment?
Tip 2: Identify potential threats
Once you have identified your current security measures, you should also identify your potential threats. The best way to complete this is through a risk assessment study by industry professionals.
The counter-terrorism risk assessment is divided into two parts:
- Identify potential threats.
- Identify which elements of your business are most affected.
- Is it possible for your business to face a terrorist attack?
- Are you in a high-risk location, i.e. in the center of a large city?
- Identify vulnerabilities.
- Your staff, visitors, customers, suppliers.
- Your facilities, its contents, your equipment.
- Your information, both electronically and in print.
- Your processes, supply chains and critical processes.
Tip 3: Hire professional security services
Depending on the facility, there are a number of natural counter-terrorism measures that can work to protect lives, businesses and buildings from terrorist attacks. Manned guarding, electronic locks, access control systems, intercom systems, body scanners and CCTV.
Tip 4: Rehearsal and preparation
It makes no sense to build a strong security actions scheme if your employees do not understand why security is important. Make sure you have virtual drills and security practices rehearsals in place so that everyone will be ready to act in case the worst happens. Security should be considered a part of everyone’s responsibility.
Tip 5: Check your security measures
You should check your security measures regularly to make sure they are fully functional and updated. Be prepared to modify them according to any changes, such as scheduled construction works, staff changes, revised health and safety issues, etc.
Tip 6: Stay constantly vigilant
Make it easy for your people to report any unusual activity. The importance of vigilance and reporting is essential.
If all companies improve their security, the job of terrorists can become much more difficult. Terrorists must control the location they want to attack. This is called hostile recognition. It is always best for a business to deter a potential attacker or to locate him before he causes any unpleasant incident.