How to Protect Your Business While You Go on Vacation
Whether it’s a vacation abroad, a family RV road trip, or a week-long cruise, you need some downtime from your business to recover and have fun with your family. But, most small business owners worry about keeping their business protected if they take a vacation. With valuable assets to secure this is not an unfounded worry.
We are here to tell you that you can go on vacation and enjoy your holiday. And it’s all about how you go about securing your business before you go on your vacation. (If you are also worried about your home, you can read this post on protecting your home while you go on holiday.)
There are many reasons for investing in a business security system, and being able to go on vacation while keeping your business secure is only just one of them. Here’s what you need to consider to plan your small business security while you take that much-needed break.
Comprehensive Security System
When we speak of a comprehensive security system, we are referring to one that offers several functions. There are several different types of business security systems and knowing the best ones for your type of business is important. At the very least, a comprehensive security system should include:
- Fire alarms
- Smoke detectors
- A video surveillance system (CCTV cameras)
- Motion detectors
- Monitored access controls
Monitored Security System
And you cannot go wrong with a monitored alarm system. This means that you will have a reliable company watching your premises. And having a system that is monitored by a central UL station takes a lot of pressure off you so that you can truly relax.
Make sure that the systems you put in place allow you to not only remotely check what is happening, but are designed to send trigger alarms to your phone. This way you can relax knowing that if anything occurs you will be notified. You won’t have to spend your holiday constantly logging in to see your security feed or to determine what is going on.
Before you go, make sure that you can account for all your assets. If you own a retail business which will be kept open when you are on vacation, make sure all transactions are through an electronic system. And have an electronic inventory tracking system as well so that you can remotely check. You can keep track of all transactions and reconcile your inventory once you return.
Even if you do not intend to stay open while you are on holiday, still ensure to have a full listing of all your assets before you go.
Protect Your Business While You Have Fun
Having control of your business operations right at your fingertips allows you the peace of mind to enjoy that vacation that you most richly deserve. If you want to go on a vacation or are planning a vacation, contact the team at ATP Alarms. We would be happy to walk you through all the right security and safety systems that will complement your business.