Sometimes we can focus so much on the day-to-day running of our business, we forget about the basics of protecting our physical assets. Keeping the place you work, and the items within it safe is a true business basic. Here are four tips to help you keep your business premises and belongings safe and secure:
1. Have More Control Over Who Gets Access
Standard door locks can be unreliable, and sadly many criminals know how to break them. Why not gain more control over who gets access to your business premises by using a modern security solution like a bluetooth smart lock? Not only will you gain more control over who goes in and out of your office or warehouse, but you can quickly change codes and apply the locks wherever you feel you need extra access security.
2. Look Beyond The Physical
The average cost of a data breach to a company is nearly $4 million dollars. You can put as many laptop locks, CCTV cameras and other security measures in place, but the fact of the matter is that a data breach will likely cost a lot more than replacing any one physical item.
Damage can be far-reaching, affecting brand image, customer privacy and sensitive future plans for the business. In some instances, data breaches can lead a company to breaking the law, with hefty fines taking them from a profitable company, to a company in debt, overnight. For that reason, a solid data security system is important for any modern company. Make sure your assets are protected far beyond your physical belongings, should the thieves get through the front door.
3. Invest In A Security Audit
Security audits can identify the weak points of your office or warehouse, such as fire exit doors and ground floor windows. With the average business warehouse being over 30 feet, there’s a lot to check when it comes to ensuring the whole space is secured. Do opt for a professional company that has experience in the latest security accessories and methods for protecting businesses.
If there’s an area of your business that is worth investing in, it is security. The more of an understanding you have about how opportunists might gain access to your premises, the more you can do to stop that from happening.
4. Keep An Eye On Those With Inside Access
Of course, most employees will be trustworthy, but sadly, loyalty doesn’t stand and sometimes those who work for you will take advantage of the access they have to your premises. What is worse is that they will have a much stronger chance of succeeding in theft because of the insider knowledge and access they have.
Implementing staff checks and keeping a close eye on who has security codes will help you to ensure that you’re aware of who has insider access. Ensuring all staff is knowledgeable regarding the strict protocol on security should also act as a deterrent to any staff member considering a planned breach.
Sadly, with the sophistication of criminals these days being far beyond how most of us think, CCTV just doesn’t cut it when it comes to security. Utilize the most modern techniques and products to keep your commercial property and contents safe. Prevention might seem to cost a lot, but it pales in comparison to the potential cost of a physical or cybersecurity breach so it is definitely worth the investment.