Private practice owners are more than doctors; they’re entrepreneurs, business leaders and salespeople. They also assume the role of security guard as pricey medical equipment and sensitive documents become a responsibility.
Below, we outline top tips to ensure your business is well secured.
1. Monitor Vulnerable Areas
To protect valuables within your private practice, monitor high-traffic areas with surveillance cameras, including:
- Main and secondary entrances
- Parking lots
- Storage areas
Add 24/7 monitoring to your private practice to have multiple layers of protection for your small business. Audible and visual alarms will both activate. The 24/7 monitoring center will then confirm a threat and dispatch proper authorities. Alarms and a professional monitoring team can prevent fire, burglary or a carbon monoxide leak from devastating your office.
2. Use Mobile Alerts
Enjoy what time you have away from the office by using mobile solutions to create peace of mind. With automatic arming schedules, and the ability to control your system remotely, you never have to worry if your small business is secure.
Set up mobile alerts so you always know what’s going on at your private practice. With mobile alerts, you will be notified immediately if a fire alarm or security alarm sounds. You can also be informed when a filing system or area with expensive medical equipment or pharmaceuticals has been accessed. With your confirmation of a true threat, proper authorities are dispatched to your private practice.
3. Secure Documents
Your patient and employee data is sensitive. Secure files in-house and online with the proper precautions.
In-house, limit who has access to personal files and store filing systems in a monitored area. Consider applying controlled access technology to track employee permissions.
Online, set clear best practices for your employees to minimize hacking threats. Guidelines include strict no-downloading rules, limiting web surfing, avoiding phishing emails and never using unsecured networks. In addition, install proper anti-malware protection and firewalls company-wide, and update software and operating systems as needed. Neglecting to keep equipment up-to-date puts your data at risk.
Are you interested in handing off security guard duties? Contact a security expert today to secure your private practice.