3 Tips for Securing Businesses with Multiple Locations
Managing a business that has multiple locations or facilities can pose some security challenges. It requires you to keep track of the comings and goings of visitors and employees, as well as the safety and security of inventory, assets and customers across multiple locations. Luckily, keeping track of all of these things can be made easy with the right tools and knowledge. Below are a few things you can do to make managing multiple locations easier.
1. Install an Access Control System
One of the biggest security issues facing businesses with multiple locations, is the sheer number of people coming and going. One way of granting the right people access to the right places, at the right times is with an access control system.
An access control system, or the series of hardware (card readers, access cards, intercoms, etc.) and software that allow you to limit or grant access to your facility. There are a few things to consider if you are thinking about installing an access control system and your organization has multiple locations, including:
- The number of people who need access – It’s important to think about all of the people who will need to use the system because this can have an impact on the scale and price of the project. Larger and more complex systems are generally going to be more expensive.
- Types of systems available – Different businesses have different security needs. Since most access control systems are made up of a number of different components, your system can be tailored to meet your unique requirements.
- Different levels of security/permission – Do you have time restrictions, or area restrictions that vary from person to person? These factors will have an impact on the type of system that will be the best fit for your business.
Access control systems keep track of each time that the system is used, keeping a running log of who is coming and going, at what times. This log can be very useful if there is any type of incident (like a theft or break in) where you need to know who was on the premises at the the time.
2. Utilize Remote Access Monitoring
Have you ever wished you could be in more than one place at a time? Well, thanks to remote access technology you can. Remote access gives you the ability to manage your security system using an app on your smartphone, tablet or computer. This type of technology allows you to:
- Remotely arm or disarm the burglar alarm.
- Control the locks for employees or visitors.
- Monitor live feed from multiple security cameras at once.
- Get instant notifications of activity that needs immediate attention.
Remote access apps allow you to manage all of your locations from one place and makes the process easier and more efficient.
3. Use the Same Technology at all Locations
Standardization is key when you are managing the security of multiple locations. Having a configuration of cameras, alarms, sensors and other components that you can implement at each of your locations saves a lot of time and hassle. If you are interested in using remote access monitoring technology, it is much easier to do that with standardized systems made up of compatible components.
One of the easiest ways to get a standardized system is by partnering with a professional security company. They can work with you to create a comprehensive security solution tailored to meet the unique security needs of all your locations.
At Supreme Security Systems, we specialize in designing, installing, and monitoring multi-location security systems and work with multi-location businesses across New Jersey. To learn more about what Supreme Security Systems can do to make managing the security of multiple locations easier, contact us today!