How to protect your business during the festive season

The holiday season in Ghana is one of the most happy times for businesses and customers. There are many discounts and all manner of Black Fridays in the mix.

It is a time to be happy, relax, reflect and make the most of business and finish the year on a high but it is also a period for businesses to be more cautious of wide array of security breaches and threats.

This is because trouble often lurks in the shadows as criminals use the opportunity to steal important assets or access sensitive data which they could then later on use for different fraudulent activities.

One of the best ways to curb security threats and breaches in your business organization is to work with reputable firms that offer security solutions to suit your specific requirements. Security service providers are readily available to provide prompt security response during the holidays.

Here are a few ways to protect yourself and your business during this festive season:

Beef up your security

During festive holidays in Ghana, the number of shoppers increases. These numbers are most often window shoppers and unfortunately some criminals. This is the best time to beef up your security set-up if you are not confident about your security. You could reinforce your security with a security service provider who can offer security extras such as man guarding and mobile patrol services as well as standard response security. With all these security extras, you can rest assured that the risk of security breaches during the festive season will be greatly reduced.

Additionally, you could install security features such as cctv, access controls, panic alarm systems and fire alarm systems if you don’t have them already installed. It could be great if you invest in monitoring and detection capabilities, so the customer experience isn’t adversely impacted. This way.  

These days you can monitor your premises or shop from anywhere remotely. If you gonna use these systems during the festive season, then its important things such as CCTV are totally operational. Apart from this, ensure visibility is satisfactory and that there are no blind spots around your premises. Simply put, remove all obstructions around the premises that could end up compromising your security. You might also want to check your alarm system to determine whether it is working or not before closing your premises for the holidays. It is also recommended to ascertain all the doors and windows to make sure they are all locked.

Keep your people informed

With high traffic coming in during the festive season some business turn to recruit temporary employees. It’s important to make security awareness and training part of the onboarding process for these workers.

These workers must be trained on the use of the security features and remain vigilant at all times. You should also inform all employees about your security protocol for the festive season and keep them informed about any changes. In the event of security-related incidents, they will then be able to let the relevant people quickly know about it.

Fix your security issues

First and foremost, make certain that your business premises have no existing issues or faults that require fixing before closing for the festive season. If so, make sure to sort the issues as soon as possible as failure to do so only make an already bad situation worse. As it is, criminals might have easily identified these issues and are just waiting to strike. As such, it is advisable to be thorough in your checks and ensure to look at all possibilities.

Keep vigilant against security breaches and threats at all times, it is recommended to be extra watchful during the holiday season.

Have a security emergency  plan

All relevant threat scenarios should be taken into consideration, and a response plan should be devised that accounts for each. Emergency plans should be more procedural and communications based, which takes into account how staff and customers should be notified of an incident.

Finally, backup procedures should be implemented in the event any systems become unavailable. For example, if the POS terminals are rendered inoperable, there should be alternative offline means available to take payments.

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