Business needs and policies may change over time as your business grows, and this can include your company's security policy. Even if your business has been relatively secure in the past, it's important to ensure that your security policy will effectively protect employees, customers, and the business itself if disaster strikes.
In today's Aegis blog post, we'll examine some factors that may require an update or change in your existing security policy, and how a good security policy can offer immediate and long-term protection for your business property, employees, and customers.
Change in Crime Rates
In the last few years, crime rates have fluctuated as some industries have been targeted more for cybercrimes while others have seen upticks in burglaries and robberies. Your existing security policy may need to be updated if your company is experiencing an increase in any kind of crime.
For example, if your retail store has seen a rise in burglaries in broad daylight, it may be worth amending your security policy to have more employees patrolling entrances and exits, or having security workers patrol the parking lot to deter thieves. If you notice an increase in cyber phishing scams, it's time to update your policy so employees can be aware of scams to avoid.
Increase in Employee Injuries
Unfortunately, as crime has increased for some industries, so have employee injuries as some may be hurt trying to prevent property theft or break up customer disagreements. For example, security policies should be amended to ensure that employees do not risk their own personal safety trying to prevent merchandise theft since stolen property is covered by business insurance.
In addition, companies can enhance employee safety training so everyone knows how to safely handle potential robberies, customer altercations, and other major issues on the property. A thorough safety training program ensures that all employees know what to do in the event of an emergency and how to help protect themselves and customers from further danger.
Improvements in Security Measures and Technology
Finally, companies can take proactive steps to improve security and technology, which can reduce theft and better protect everyone on the property.
These changes can include:
• Strengthened software and network access
• Regular employee safety training
• Installing digital camera systems inside and outside the property
• Addition of keycard entry or secured access doors
• Prosecuting all shoplifters
• Increasing security guards on duty during peak times
Aegis Can Help Protect Your Business Property
When crime poses a greater threat to your business, employees, and customers, your business should be ready. Aegis Insurance & Financial Services can help strengthen your business by offering a full range of Commercial Insurance policies, including Commercial Property coverage, General Liability coverage, Workers Compensation, and Excess Liability Coverage.
For more information on these policies and how they can help strengthen the security of your business, contact Aegis today at 713-850-7622 or fill out our form for a free quote.