With business growth comes, many exciting and sometimes daunting changes come too- like moving to a larger business facility. Business success often prompts the need for added personnel and equipment. And bringing in more people, tools, and technology can only be done to a certain extent in your existing office or warehouse facility. So that almost always, at some point, means moving to a larger location. If your business has met this milestone of success – congratulations! Let us also offer you a checklist you might find helpful as you search for a new location or prepare to move into your new facility.
Checklist for moving to a larger location:
- Choose a new location that meets your current needs and still leaves room to grow – again.
- Decide on the time frame for the move and plan everything in advance.
- Clearly communicate the moving plans to all of your employees.
- Purchase necessary furniture and equipment for the new business layout.
- Assess and address security risks and implement a security system at the new location.
- Assign moving tasks to employees and provide packing containers.
- Hire professional movers to assist with the physical relocation.
- Notify clients, vendors, and service providers of the move once your new address is established.
- Remember to allow for time to unpack and get settled in your new business home.
New Office Safety
Keep in mind that moving to a larger location can present some areas of vulnerability that might not have existed or been a concern at your smaller location. Taking the precaution to carefully go over the new facility and surrounding area is very important. No two buildings have identical security needs, so take a fresh look at your new location to see what risks need to be addressed to protect your employees, sensitive data, and building in general from potential threats. Be sure to pay special attention to trouble “hot spots” like parking lots and garages, access points (doors and windows), and areas with low visibility (back hallways, storage closets, walkways with trees and shrubs).
One thing to be sure to implement is a security system, even if your old space didn’t have one and you don’t feel your business is at high risk for theft or attack. A larger facility is a larger target for crime – and no one, or business, is exempt from the potential dangers to people or property. Very few businesses have the proper equipment or personnel needed to provide sufficient security for a large facility – so engaging the services of a proven leader in the security industry is your best defense against crime and violence in your workplace.
Fully Integrated Business Security Solutions
Sonitrol offers a full line of business security system products, all backed by our unique audio/video camera verification technology. Our ability to hear and see what is actually happening at your site in real-time enables us to verify the alarm before we call the police – this is especially important in the Verified Response communities, where law enforcement won’t respond to an alarm until they have verification that an event is actually occurring.
Our integrated business security system includes:
- Audio and digital video camera surveillance
- Key card access control to protect entrances and sensitive data areas
- Fire detection and alarm system
And our modular approach to system design allows you to easily expand your protection services as your business needs change and continue to grow. Providing the necessary security for your new larger location starts with a security assessment to identify the potential risks.
Our Free Business Security Assessment consists of the following:
- Sonitrol’s trained professionals visiting your site
- Free walk through of facility and location
- Recommendations of business security products
Contact our team of experts today to get a security assessment and let us help you put a system in place to help make your new location a safer workplace.