A facility fire is one of the most devastating events a business can experience. Even after the flames have been put out, the long-term impacts of a workplace fire are often disastrous. With your property, equipment, and files destroyed, the entire company you’ve built is now at risk—in fact, many businesses that experience a fire will never re-open.
With so many demands on your time, it’s tempting to put workplace fire safety planning on the back burner—after all, a fire might not seem very likely in your office building. Yet in only a matter of minutes, a fire can cause unimaginable destruction, putting the lives of your staff and customers at risk while threatening the business you’ve worked so hard for. Across the United States each year, there are thousands of office fires, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage. Don’t let your business become one of these statistics—check out our fire safety in the workplace tips.
If your business relies on traditional keys to lock your facility (or anything within it, such as records or machinery), you might think that your security rests on the strength of your locks. However, the truth is that your business is only as secure as your keys are kept.
Your commercial building is probably equipped with fire extinguishers, illuminated exit lights, and a sprinkler system—but these alone are not enough to keep your staff and your customers safe in the event of a fire. An annual fire code inspection ensures that your business has the right safety equipment in place and is in compliance with the applicable fire code for commercial buildings. Learn more about why these inspections are necessary, and what to expect when the fire marshal shows up.
Data loss and IT system failure are scary possibilities a company faces when dealing with methods of data storage. Evidence, files, and all other recorded data can be lost without chance of recovery when effective backup systems are not in place. Fault tolerance, or the idea that if one component of a system fails another is able to replace it, is built up effectively as data is stored in more places. Many video recorder systems lack RAID protection, which can unfortunately lead to loss of recorded data. This can be detrimental to many industries requiring adequate surveillance, such as financial institutions.
Cyber threats and hacking are at the forefront of concerns for professionals responsible for data centers, server rooms and overall IT compliance. When was the last time you thought about improving the protection to the physical infrastructure of your IT room or data center from all possible risks—human, environmental, and more?
Why are security systems so critical to your safety and the protection of your facilities?
Every door to your building has a lock and a deadbolt. You also have video surveillance in every corner. Is access control really necessary? Yes. The answer to this question is always yes, access control is very necessary. Whether your institution is small, medium or large, the need for access control is always there. Keys can be lost, stolen and replicated. Access control eliminates the extra hassle and the extra stress.
First and foremost, your company’s assets are top priority when thinking about the safety and security of your institution. If your assets are compromised, that’s it, there may be no coming back.
Your electronic security provider should not be a one and done deal, it should be an investment. Your provider should be like the friend who is always there for you, even when you think you do not need them. You should hear from or have contact with your provider regularly to ensure that a problem does not arise. Preventative maintenance is essential and the key to preventing a problem from occurring.