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3 common mistakes that businesses make when it comes to security
Here at Bollard Security, we’ve been providing private residents and businesses with reliable telescopic security bollards for nearly 20 years. In that time, we’ve learned plenty about what it takes to create a safe and secure business environment where your staff can thrive.
However, there are a lot of simple mistakes that a lot of businesses make when setting up a security programme, from issues with access equipment, to general security measures. So, here are a few of the most common mistakes that businesses make when it comes to security, and how you can avoid them.
Insufficient training strategies
Security technology is evolving all the time, and it can be easy to get caught up in focusing on all the new capabilities and possibilities with the latest kit. However, even the very best security technology is only as good as the people operating or monitoring it. That’s the key reason why, when upgrading any kind of security system, staff training is always a vital consideration for its success. (It’s a mistake we’ve seen time and time again here at Bollard Security!)
So, to avoid this, ensure that all the members of your security staff are properly trained to effectively operate any and all new equipment that you choose to install. This way, your employees can quickly identify any issues or problems that may arise with the new equipment, allowing them to resolve them quickly, and maintain the safe working environment that you’ve invested so much in.
Disregarding access control
This is something we’ve spotted on more than a few occasions over the years here at Bollard Security. When you’re conducting your business risk assessment, it’s vital to take into account the location and efficacy of your access control equipment, as this can have a huge impact on the overall level of security of your business. Common access equipment assets include things like:
- Security bollards
- Security barriers
- Security turnstiles
Ensuring that access to your premises is restricted using these methods is a great step towards keeping your business and your employees safe and secure throughout the working day.
No form of employee identification
This is only really something that really applies to larger businesses that employ over 100 members of staff. If you run a large business like this, then it’s worth checking that you have some form of employee identification system in place to ensure that it’s not possible for anyone to enter your business without the proper authorisation. Identification procedures can also be really useful for keeping track of any visitors who might be present in your business.
There are a few different ways to incorporate an effective identification procedure into your business, whether through ID tags for your employees, a security checkpoint stationed at one of your entry points, or bio-scanners (granted, the latter do require a bit of investment, but the technology is becoming more affordable all the time!).
These are just a few of the ways that your businesses can improve its on-site security, and here at Bollard Security, we can help you keep the vehicular side of your security tight with our range of high-spec security bollards.
We offer a huge stock of all types of security bollards to suit any need – from telescopic bollards, parking posts to heavy duty security solutions like our RANCH E 330/1200 (K12) HVM Fixed Bollard, check out our products online to find out which ones could be the best fits for your business. And if you ever need any guidance or you’ve got questions that need answering, you can call up one of our in-house experts on 01535 509001 – we’re always happy to see how we can help!