Make the physical security of your building with its employees, clients and visitors your number-one concern. There are countless features to consider including in your safety plan from the security gate to automatic locking doors. Here are 4 safety concerns to consider when constructing a new place for your business.
Install railings in any place where people move up from one level to another. There are local and federal building codes that tell contractors and companies how to install stair railings. Exceed the minimum requirements by choosing the strongest materials that are stylish, attractive and correctly installed.
Emergency exit doors and signs are required, according to building codes. Emergency exit signs no longer have to be powered by electricity or batteries. Some signs are illuminated by photoluminescence that absorbs surrounding light. The signs are innovative, long lasting and visible in heavy smoke. Alarms are included to alert everyone of ensuing danger and to prevent unauthorized access through the door.
Your building’s foundation changes as the ground changes. The weather may increase the moisture content in the soil, which causes it to expand, or decrease the moisture content, causing it to shrink. This may cause your foundation to crack as it expands with the soil or bulge as the soil shrinks. The ideal installer for your foundation is a geotechnical engineer; however, you cannot always verify the credentials of the professional you call. Find a foundation specialist who understands the unique dynamics of rock and soil and how they affect the stability of your foundation.
The Security System
The safety of your building’s occupants is one of the most important factors to consider. Install a comprehensive security system that includes lights, alarms and cameras in the building’s interior and exterior. In the past, business owners had to think about thefts, vandalism and burglaries that were included with operating a building. Nowadays, you have to think about data breaches, hackers and viruses that only appear on computers. Focus on securing the building first and then focus on safeguarding the various technologies from automated doors to protected-access rooms.
Building security is only something that you think of when it becomes compromised. Protecting your business against the many dangers found outside is simple. You must research the different options available to you from cameras to alarm systems. Implement a technology-based system that works for the unique needs of your business.
Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her husky, Snowball.