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Keeping Your Business Safe And Secure: Have You Thought Of Everything?

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When it comes to keeping your business safe, you may think you have covered all bases. However, this business is your livelihood. You have stock that you need to sell, data that you need to protect, and so you may want to reevaluate some of the practices that you have in place and ensure that you have done all that you can to keep your business secure. Here is a gentle reminder of some of the things that you should do.

Protect the business in terms of security

One of the first things, and perhaps one of the most obvious, would be to have a decent security system in place for your business. This is an alarm system that alerts you if entry is being made when you are not there, and in addition to that you can think about adding things such as security cameras as well as a feature. these things can be deterrents, but they can also be linked to local law enforcement for extra security measures. Some people can even have them linked to applications on their phone so that they can be constantly monitored.

What about in the event of a fire?

Of course, the one additional thing that you need to think of on top of the security side of things is what happens in the event of a fire? This can be just as much a problem to you as it is to secure the business from burglars and opportunists. This is when commercial fire alarm systems could work in your favour. Enabling you to feel extra secure knowing that your business location is safe from all possibilities of destruction.

Have you protected yourself digitally?

A big issue these days, is that security doesn’t just stop in the physical sense for business owners. You now need to think about protecting yourself digitally. So much is done online these days, and with you storing things in cloud management services, or using computers and hardware systems to store things like personal data from customers such as payment options, it is now more important than ever to have decent firewalls in place and cyber security measures. Getting this sorted would be a big priority for your business, so that you know that you can assure you and your customers that your business is safe and secure.

Are you protected from past employees?

Finally, the one thing you may not think about is the threat of people with vendettas against you, and one of those could be former employees. Many business owners might have disgruntled people that once worked for them. Perhaps you had to get rid of them and they did not agree with the reasoning. If you don’t do things like revoke access with password changes, or stop the access to the buildings, with things like keyt cards or fobs, then you could be putting your business at risk. Making sure you do this the moment they leave the business will help you stay protected.

Let’s hope this has reminded you of some of the things that you can do to protect your business.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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