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Padlock Priorities – 7 Ways To Boost The Security Of Your Business

Smart security

Owning a business is a big commitment, you want your assets and employees safe and you want everything to run smoothly. Key to keeping on top of your business is taking care of security both in the physical space your business occupies and also online.

Physical Security.

1. Surveillance.

If you run a business out of a location that isn’t your home, or a building that has security included in your lease, you should seriously consider installing some kind of surveillance system. Especially if you keep expensive merchandise, equipment or significant amounts of cash on site. Obsec cctv monitoring can help give you peace of mind because the mere presence of cameras can deter theft and vandalism. If any crime should occur, cctv can aid in the justice process. Plus, it can help you get more efficient results if your insurance policy comes into play.

2. Lock and Key Systems.

There are several choices when it comes to how you secure your building physically.

The materials used on windows and doors can make a difference to how easy it is to break into your premises. You also need to decide if you want an analogue or an electronic locking system or some combination of both. Each have their own benefits.

3. After Hours Security Presence.

If you have a large property it may also be a good idea to hire on a security guard or two to monitor your place of business after hours. This adds peace of mind and will further discourage any trespassing or vandalism. Many companies that provide cctv equipment and security plans will also offer this service for an additional fee.

Online Security. 

1. Virus, Spyware and Malware Protection.

Online protection can be even more important than physical security in some cases, because if the wrong virus or malware gets into your system, the time and monetary cost to repair everything can be huge. Additionally, the risk that someone can data mine your system with spyware and gain access to all of your business’ passwords and accounts details is reason enough to invest in a great security network for you and your employers. It is always a good idea to have an expert come in and set up your online security initially so you can be sure your network is protected.

2. Regularly Update Passwords. 

Making it policy for all of your employees to change their network login passwords regularly is another great preventative measure against system break-ins. Additionally, you should use different passwords for each thing that requires password setup. That way if one password is compromised whoever has it can not automatically access all of your online accounts.

3. Keep Software Up to Date.

Whilst software updates can be inconvenient and time consuming they are worth it because often when a new update is released part of the improvements will be to holes in security and vulnerabilities to new malware technology.

4. Provide the Equipment if Employees Work on Mobile Devices (phones, laptops, tablets, etc.).

If your employees have the option to work outside of the office on networks that you don’t have control over like public wifi or their private home networks you may want to consider providing the tech. This was you can ensure that there is adequate security measures being taken and you can block access to potentially harmful sites.

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