No one wants to turn up to the office and discover that someone has broken in and completely ransacked the place. Taking, money, equipment, stock and all your hopes and dreams with it. The idea is simply devastating. Sadly, it’s becoming more and more of a regular occurrence, especially within the small business community.
So, what can be done to protect your hard-earned business and everything inside? Well, read on for 5 ways to secure your business premises.
Invest in CCTV
Forget those old grainy CCTV images we see on the news, if you want to invest in the security of your business then you’re going to need to take it up a notch. CCTV cameras these days are sophisticated, and have excellent resolutions and recording quality, making anything you record crystal clear. You’ll need to display signs letting people know that recording is taking place – you can find a wide range of signs here at my safety sign. CCTV is great because it works as a deterrent and as evidence. If a potential thief isn’t deterred by the sight of the cameras alone, then at least you’ll have footage which could lead to a conviction. Camera placement is key here, so don’t be afraid to reach out to a security firm for guidance.
Keep data safe
Keeping data safe is imperative in business. Not only do you have all your company data to think of but also the details of your employees and personal information regarding your clients! Legal documents, records and other digital aspects of your business could all be accessed in an instant unless you invest in keeping this data safe. Remember to use strong passwords for everything and enforce a strong passwords policy for your employees. Keep your wireless connections secure. Protect our company from cyber-attacks by installing firewalls and other online security measures. Again, speak with an expert if you need assistance.
We live in an ever-increasing digital world, so it’s easy to neglect the importance of keys and passcodes, or more specifically – who has them. Take steps to ensure that only certain people (if any) have access to things like file rooms or places of importance within your business. Create a “signing out” process for keys, so you know who has had access when, where and for how long.
Protect your staff
Your staff are crucial to your business and as their employer, it’s down to you to ensure that they are kept safe and well within their working environment. Adequate training in emergency situations such as theft, fire or other crises will help them to make the right choices and protect themselves as well as your business. When you invest in the safety of your staff, you also make your business a better place to work and save money in the long term.
Emergency shutters, sophisticated alarm systems, key fob entries, and passcodes. You’ll know what works best for your business, but if you’re unsure, speak to a security company that will be happy to provide advice.