Why Business Owners Need Security

The main reason is to stop any potential lawsuits from happening! But do you know how many individuals I have talked to about this very thing? Many! Do you know what the majority have told me? They have locks and cameras, so they don't need anymore security than that!

This is a mess waiting to happen, the reason is as follows. This attitude is the reason things happen in business establishments that prompt major lawsuits from those that get hurt in some way while on the premises or by someone on the premises.

The reasons are as follows:

  • Hiring/Retention Negligence

  • Security Negligence

  • Premises Liability

  • Fail to Protect

  • Fail to Provide Security

This starts off with the very first thing you do in business, hire employees without doing background checks on them! One of the fastest ways to get sued today in business is to not check the backgrounds of employees and they turn out to be criminals! Not only can this mean they are stealing from your business, but they can also be stealing information from your clients. They may even be waiting to attack one of your clients; this is where you become liable!

Here is a list of the most viable security measures that you need to look at for your business:

  • Hiring & Termination Security Issues

  • Perimeter Security Issues

  • Theft/Fraud Issues

  • Information Theft Issues

  • Money Handling Issues

  • Access & Egress security Measures

You need to start looking at your security measures for your business now and adapt them where it is necessary to help stop any potential lawsuits from befalling you. Therefore, you have to take the list above and go through each topic to see if it actually impacts you. Then you have an idea of what to change and it should also help you as to how you should change it for the better.

If you do not feel like you can do this by yourself, then you need to hire a competent security consultant to do an assessment of your security measures. This will give you the insight needed to make decisions that will affect your business and the security measures you need to keep that business safe.

©2004 Gary L. Cunningham
C&M Consulting Services
All Rights Reserved Worldwide

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About The Author

Gary Cunningham is a Certified Protection Officer with over 30 years experience in High Risk Security, Law Enforcement Special Operations, Specialized Training and Military Special Operations. For more information on his services to business owners, check out www.cmbizinfo.com or e-mail him at mailto:secuone@aol.com!

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