5 Essential Medical Practice Security Questions You Didn’t Know How To Ask

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When it comes to your medical practice, there are questions at the top of your mind but didn’t know how to ask. We’ve got the answers you need. 

What if I can‘t afford a big, costly solution because I am a small medical practice?

We don’t want you to get too caught up in this because there are excellent solutions with price points that can fit virtually any business’s budget. Working with a professional security provider can help you to evaluate your needs and select a system and plan that is customized to you. You may even be delighted to discover that your security needs are relatively simple to the extent that a reasonably inexpensive system or solution will meet them. The right provider will only provide your practice with precisely what it needs – they shouldn’t try to sell you something you don’t need. 

Will a standardized security solution meet my unique practice and business needs?

A standardized, cookie-cutter security solution may work for some medical professionals, but a professional security expert knows that there are no one-size-fits-all solutions for every business. A great professional security provider can evaluate your unique practice and business needs to equip you with a custom engineered, designed, and installed solution. However, a reliable security system is multifaceted in that it ought to include interfacing digital video and access control solutions that comprise a top-of-the-line intrusion detection solution that fits your needs. Specialists can further customize these systems to have unique features and considerations such as specialized building plans, remote access and management, programmed hours of operation, levels of entry, and so much more.

What’s the catch with free security systems?

There are usually too many catches to count. The fact of the matter is that there are endless companies out there who will claim to offer you those cookie-cutter solutions at “little to no cost to you.” While these solutions generally lack in quality, efficiency, and reliability, they’re also usually never free. Think about it: if they’re offering you products and services “for free,” how are they able to generate a profitable revenue stream? The answer is by charging you tooth and nail by inflating service or monitoring fees, offering “premium” service subscriptions, not being transparent about upfront or down-the-line costs. There are so many more schemes to drain your budget for products and services that simply don’t cut it. We highly suggest investing in a security company open about the costs and/or is willing to work with you to find the right solution for your needs and budget.

Crime isn’t a problem in my region – should I even bother with security?

Absolutely! Just the presence of a security system can mitigate the potential for crime to occur. And remember, there are other kinds of threats that security systems can prevent from occurring that can protect you, your employees, your expensive medical equipment, and your patients. There are also fires, natural disasters, power outages, broken or faulty infrastructure, safety compliance (especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic), and so much more. Having a professionally designed and installed security system can support your practice operations by reducing threats that extend beyond crime.

Do I really even need to prioritize my practice’s security during COVID-19?

We understand that you may be seeing less of your patients these days or that maybe you’re leveraging telehealth visits and are working remotely – but that doesn’t mean you can let security fall to the wayside. Crime and other kinds of threats are always a possibility. It’s necessary to have the right system in place to protect your practice, employees, and patients as we work towards returning operations to normal. Your security system can also help you in ways you probably didn’t realize it could. For example, you could be using your access control and/or video surveillance system to ensure your employees and patients comply with PPE face mask requirements. You can use your cloud-based access control platform to conduct your patients’ health screening before they enter your office. Don’t drop your security simply because you don’t think you need it right now. 

We’re Here for You

SSP is here to help you evaluate and find the right solutions that meet your medical practice needs. We’re always ready to assist and provide you with the most proactive solutions that address your unique practice’s concerns. Our commitment is to provide the tools and expertise that will ensure your practice remains secure.

Don’t put it off. Call us today at 1-888-540-0175 and schedule a free consultation to learn how we can meet your medical practice security needs.

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