When developing a commercial security plan, you need to take into account the safety of visitors, clients, customers, employees, valuable data, and physical property that needs to be protected. If any of these things were put at risk by a potential wrong-doer, you could have a serious problem at hand. That’s why it’s important to develop a plan that takes all of your needs into consideration. Developing, implementing, and maintaining a commercial security plan is never easy—however, with the right process in mind, you can ensure you’re taking the right steps to create a system that works for you.
1. Figure Out Your Priorities
What kind of business are you? Do you work with sensitive data requiring tight IT security policies or are you primarily concerned with physical security and things like access control systems? By hammering out the details of just what you value when it comes to security is the first step you ought to take. Any policies or technologies implemented should run parallel with your business model and not impede upon day-to-day business in any significant fashion.
2. Determine Your Vulnerabilities
Once you’ve worked out the details of what elements of security actually pertain to your line of work, it’s time to get down to the brass tacks of what vulnerabilities may exist within your facility or network. Updating your commercial security plan may be as easy as investing in the infrastructure of your security tech network; the latest and greatest in technology can do more than you may be aware of but will require a robust backbone infrastructure to enable and support it. That said, you still want to do an entire risk assessment of your facility and see if there are any entry points, access control systems, CCTV systems, or other areas where you’re lacking.
3. Test and Maintain
Once you begin the process of implementation, you want to test all of your equipment and guarantee that it works as anticipated. It’s also a matter of accurately communicating whatever is changing to all who may be affected, especially in the case where there’s technology that may have a slight learning curve. After everything has been properly installed and implemented, you also want to have documentation along with a process for maintenance to ensure it stays in proper working order.
Get in Touch with FiberPlus
FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:
- Structured Cabling (Fiberoptic, Copper and Coax for inside and outside plant networks)
- Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
- Wireless Access Point installations
- Public Safety DAS – Emergency Call Stations
- Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
- Support Services
- Specialty Systems
- Design/Build Services
FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.
Have any questions? Interested in one of our services? Call FiberPlus today 800-394-3301, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our contact page. Our offices are located in the Washington, DC metro area, Richmond, VA, and Columbus, OH. In Pennsylvania, please call Pennsylvania Networks, Inc. at 814-259-3999.