In this current pandemic environment, companies are struggling not only financially, but in terms of protection and security as well. Due to social distancing and work-from-home mandates, many business leaders face the challenge of how to protect their current assets as well as their employees.
Over the years, security integrators have invested their time and talent in developing new and better security systems that can offer flexible protection for businesses and their many assets, especially in times of crisis. But under the extreme circumstances created by COVID-19, these advanced systems can still leave your information at risk if not properly implemented and managed. Two examples of this include:
Although many companies have relied on their internal IT teams to provide cloud-based protection and support, during this time of uncertainty, having limited access to specific buildings is proving to be a challenge. Also, if IT teams are trying to work independently, they may lack crucial backup infrastructure.
Security systems have always been difficult to fully integrate with other safety structures. The challenge is in the security of the system and proprietary language. These elements can be difficult to explain when relaying the information to another device. In theory, passing on information about specific security systems is like trying to communicate with someone who does not speak the same language as you. While you may understand some of the information that’s provided, there is an inevitable chance that crucial information will become lost in translation.
What can companies do now?
If you are a company that is forced to work from an alternate location, and you have a cloud-based system and integration, contact your integrator immediately and get the information that is needed in order to access and manage your systems from multiple locations.
If you have a traditional security system (Alarm, CCTV and Access Control), contact your provider to find out what your options may be. You might be surprised by how easy and inexpensive it can be to manage your security systems from various locations and keep your business safe. Even if you have a system based in your current working location, it is imperative to have it tested for efficiency. All current security systems have software and hardware versions that are constantly changing to address issues as they arise. When it comes to security, it’s always in your best interest to be ahead of the game.
To ensure your security system is best equipped to protect your company in this crisis, please call 1.844.622.5154 to connect with a Dunbar Security Solutions expert today.