Is your business safe? 6 changes to consider

Business security is crucial when growing your business. Here are six changes to consider to keep your business safe.

Whether you’re a small start-up or a well-established company, it’s essential to ensure your business is as safe as it can possibly be. Things such as from physical and virtual intruders, computer viruses and even fires can cause significant problems for organisations. So, here are six security changes you might want to consider.

Opt for steel security doors

Old, weathered doors do not offer adequate protection from thieves or vandals, which is why investing in steel security doors is likely to be your best option. These can be customised to suit your needs and are available in various thicknesses depending on your safety requirements. They’re also strong, weather-resistant and will stand the test of time, meaning you won’t have to worry about replacing them frequently.

Invest in alarm systems

While it’s hard to imagine people wanting to cause damage to your business or stealing your personal property, it happens quite frequently. In fact, a Commercial Crime Survey by the Home Office revealed that retail premises are at a much higher risk of burglary than people’s homes, so think about investing in a modern alarm system.

Make the most of CCTV

Many thieves are well-skilled and highly practiced at entering properties without being seen. They tend to target those with little to no protection, which is why installing CCTV is a very good idea. High-quality cameras will enable you to keep watch over particularly vulnerable areas of your premises such as doorways and building entrances. Plan where to position them the best coverage.

Protect your technology

Online security is a major concern these days, with many well-known companies such as eBay falling victim to hackers, viruses, malware and scams. A virtual invasion can lead to irreversible breaches in security and confidentiality. In turn, this costs businesses time and money to fix, as well as huge reputational damage. That’s why it’s crucial to protect your technology with anti-malware tools, and take other security steps too such as changing all passwords on a regular basis.

Beware of dishonest staff

While most staff members are honest and do all they can to benefit their workplace, occasionally there’s a bad apple who tries to take advantage by stealing or attempting to gain access to private information without permission. To help avoid this, train your staff on the code of conduct so that everyone knows what’s expected of them. Consider limiting access to important information, only giving the passwords out to a select handful of employees.

Install fire alarms

Fire damage can be extremely distressing and hard to recover from. Replacing electrical equipment and other essentials is an expensive undertaking, and you’ll also lose working hours during the recovery period. So, install fire alarms and consider installing a sprinkler system too. Taking out the right insurance will also offer you financial security too.

Business security is of paramount importance, so take the above advice on board and protect your company in every way you can.

Praseeda Nair

Praseeda Nair

Praseeda was Editor for from 2016 to 2018.

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