The Corona Virus / Covid-19 will continue to have an impact
Are you a business owner wondering what the next few weeks or months is going to do to your business?
We are all probably sick and tired of hearing about the CoronaVirus / Covid-19 pandemic that has been declared a national emergency and is shutting down most businesses entirely.
But nevertheless, it is going to have a lasting impact on our economy and most businesses. As you can see from the bar graph above, search volume for most industries has drastically reduced. While Finance, Food, Media, and to a lesser extent, Real Estate have all gone up (stats from March 18th 2020).
With this outbreak, are you and your employees forced to work from home?
It can be a tough transition, and for some it may seem near impossible.
If you have a brick & mortar business location that will be vacant for an unknown period of time, do you have eyes on it while you are gone?
What you don’t want to happen is for a damaging situation to occur and that add to the frustration you are already experiencing.
When the smoke clears, you want to ensure you can hit the ground running and get the money machine moving again.
There are many tools available to you such as automated security cameras (analytics software) to provide remote alerts you when there is unforeseen motion inside your location. Also door access to monitor who’s attempted access to the building when nobody should be there.
Are your alarm system and other crucial life safety systems online and working correctly?The video surveillance system needs to be up and running with a back up power supply in case of a power outage.
If you have an access control system already in place, have you updated the schedule to accommodate the new business hours? You will want to ensure employees don’t have access when they aren’t supposed to be in the building.
Automated alerts are there for you to only be made aware of when something is detected. All this can be monitored 24/7 from the comfort of your own home on a computer or phone.
Automation and security are even more important in today’s world. Don’t be behind the 8 ball, keep your business secure and minimize the potential damage that could occur without a professionally installed security system.
We can provide an absolutely free security assessment without physically going to the property. With fantastic tools like Google Earth and a simple phone conversation we can provide the info you need.
For more info on what we do, please visit chisecuritysystems.com or call 847-750-3448
If you need funding / financing / capital / business loans to get you through the next few months we can help you with that too. We understand it is a very difficult time right now. Please visit https://apply.fundwise.com/chicagobizloans or chicagobizloans.com to learn more.
Lets work together to make it through the storm.