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4 Security Upgrades That Every Office Needs

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When people talk about security in business, they’re usually talking about online security. It’s so important to protect yourself online and avoid data loss because it can have a big negative impact on your business. But people often forget that data can still be stolen in physical form if somebody breaks into your office. Business owners put a lot of thought into their digital security, but a lot of them forget about physical security as well, but it’s just as important. If you think that your office may be vulnerable, these are some of the best security upgrades that you can make. 

Keycode Locks

Potential burglars may try to break the lock to get into your office but more often than not, these criminals are opportunistic and they will target buildings that are easy to get into. If you have a standard lock, it’s easier for somebody to try to steal a key, and if you or one of your employees loses a key, somebody could easily get a hold of it. But you can avoid that problem by using battery operated locks with a keycode on them instead. Nobody has to worry about keys anymore and a code operated lock is far more secure than a standard one. You can change the code on a regular basis to improve security further. 

Burglar Alarms

If you don’t already have an alarm system fitted to the building, you are inviting trouble. When criminals are sizing up potential robberies, they will always be on the lookout for an alarm. If your building doesn’t have one, that makes you a big target. You may still be targeted even if you do have an alarm, but as soon as somebody gets in and it goes off, they will flee the scene. That means that they don’t have time to search the office for any sensitive data or more expensive items to steal. 

Security Cameras 

A burglar alarm is a great deterrent, but it’s not as effective as security cameras, which is why every business should have them. As soon as they see security cameras, it will make people think twice about trying to break in. It also gives you a lot of good evidence if somebody does break in, so the police have a better chance of catching the culprit and returning your stolen items. 

Laptop Locks 

If somebody does manage to break in, you need to make sure that they can’t get their hands on anything valuable or, most importantly, any sensitive data. That’s why you need to protect your computers as much as possible. You can get laptop locks and lock the computers to the desk, so people cannot remove them. This is also a good strategy for protecting yourself from employee theft, which can be a problem in some businesses. It’s also important that people are using strong passwords on their computers so if they are stolen, the data on them cannot be accessed easily. 

Digital security is important, but make sure that you don’t forget about physical security as well. If you make these simple upgrades, you can ensure that your office building is kept secure. 

 

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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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