It’s that time of year again: time to round up the best-of-the-best security blogs from AMAROK for you. As you wind down the year with family gatherings, holiday fun, and end-of-year planning, take a few minutes to read these over so you’ll be ready to hit the ground running with your commercial security plan in 2023.
1. Supply Chain Security: Protecting the Industry This Holiday Season
While you’re busy keeping your operations running this holiday season, criminals are looking to take advantage of the increased number of vehicles on your property, the valuable cargo you’re storing, and distracted employees who aren’t quite sure whether they locked the gates or not. Your link in the supply chain is critical to your customers, and a break-in could prevent you from delivering on your promises. Here’s how to keep your link in the supply chain safe this holiday season.
2. Five Benefits of Reporting Your Security Expenses as OPEX
There’s more to operating costs (OPEX) and capital expenses (CAPEX) than different accounting categories. Where your organization chooses to place expenses makes a big difference in your business’s total cost of ownership and return on investment. When you report your security expenses as OPEX instead of CAPEX, you enjoy a yearly tax deduction for the full amount paid, simpler budgeting, better scalability, and more.
3. Protecting Your People: How Security Helps You Attract and Retain Top Talent
The most valuable asset to your company isn’t your cargo, inventory or equipment. It’s your people. Your employees are the backbone of your business, and keeping them safe, happy, and satisfied is a critical part of your business’ growth. Employees need more than a healthy paycheck to earn their loyalty. They also want to feel valued, appreciated, and safe at their jobs. Focusing on your security not only makes your employees feel safer, but protects your profits, too.
4. The Five D’s of Perimeter Security
When it comes to protecting your business, you’ve probably got your cybersecurity measures on lockdown with firewalls, private networks, and secure payment systems. But are you sure you’ve done enough to keep thieves out of the physical assets of your business, too? Cargo theft costs U.S. businesses $30 million each year, and if you think a fence is enough to keep motivated thieves out of your pockets, think again. If you store expensive equipment, and building materials, or have a large fleet of vehicles at your location, it’s critical to employ the 5 D’s of Perimeter Security to stop thieves from walking off (or driving off) with your property.
5. How an Investment in Security Can Prevent Unplanned Expenses
Businesses fail because they can’t bring in enough revenue to cover expenses and still make a profit. While there’s not a lot you can do to avoid expenses like rent, utilities, and payroll, there is something you can do to prevent financially devastating unexpected expenses that occur as a result of crime at your business. When it comes to unexpected expenses, prevention is key, and that means investing in security that keeps thieves out and your valuable inventory safe.
Is your security plan ready for 2023?
Contact AMAROK for your complimentary Threat Assessment today. One of our experts will assess your property, look for vulnerabilities, and show you how to keep your business safe in today’s high-crime environment.