These days, more and more organizations are moving towards a relaxed culture. The no-denim policy is quickly dissolving into a professional, but creative atmosphere. With all of these changes, how do you keep your relaxed culture with tight security?
Many are worried that the abolishment of red-tape rules will bring lackadaisical security policies and procedures, placing their business and employees in harm’s way. Sonitrol has come up with a few ways you can keep your blue jeans and your business security alarm system, too.
Set and announce holiday hours in advance. Placing holiday hours and office closings in plain sight allows for total transparency. Employees will benefit from planning their vacations in advance. Additionally, you are less likely to be disturbed by an accidental alarm if employees know the facility’s schedule.
Train employees on security measures. Do your employees know who to contact or speak to if there is an emergency? Sonitrol will also reach out to whomever may be on call in the event of an detected emergency, such as fire, theft or audio disturbance. Communicating this information to your employees will prevent chaos and confusion in the event of an emergency.
Designate on-call personnel. Many businesses assign a single person or department as the emergency contact. It is beneficial to choose someone who lives nearby the facility in case emergency personnel needs them to stop by. This individual should be well-versed in the goings-on of the facility. For instance, the on-call personnel know the routine of the late-night cleaning crew and the accountant that stays late at the end of the month. All of these small details are beneficial when deciding to alert emergency personnel.
Implementing these ideas will keep your culture relaxed, as it is secure and prepared in the event of an emergency. All of Sonitrol’s products can be combined in a single, easy-to-use system that is monitored by its trained employees at Sonitrol’s Monitoring Center. The easy integration allows for a painless future expansion. Learn more about the products they offer here.