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How To Protect Your Business From Crime

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You’ve worked hard for your business. You will no doubt have invested hard work and a lot of time and money into getting your company off the ground. The last thing that you would want would to become a victim of crime. Sadly though, there are people out there that would happily take this from you. 

It is essential that you protect your business. If you do not have any security measures in place and you have not been a victim of any crime, then you have been lucky so far- but you cannot guarantee that this lucky streak will last forever. 

But how exactly can you protect your business? 

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the ways that you can protect your business. 

Using A Security Guard 

All business premesis run the risk of a break-in from burglars. Whether or not you keep anything worth stealing doesn’t diminish the risk, and a break-in could be very disruptive to your business. 

Using a security guard is one of the best ways that you can protect your physical location. You may also want to think about using a dog patrol service (to find out more visit https://www.clearway.co.uk/our-services/security-dog-units-and-patrols/). 

Having a presence onsite will help you to deter any potential criminals.  

Get Alarms Fitted 

Another great deterrent would be to get a burglar alarm fitted. Not only will the sound of an alarm going off scare off anyone trying to break in, but the physical sight of an alarm on a building may be enough to make people stop and think twice before attempting to break in. 

You may also want to consider having security cameras fitted. Not only will these act as a deterrent, but they are also useful in gathering evidence. 

Outsource Your IT Security 

Break-ins are not the only security threat that you need to worry about. IT should be another major concern. 

Every two and a half minutes a business faces a cyberattack. With the frequency of attacks, it is only a matter of time before your company faces will be affected. 

One of the best ways that you can protect your business is to hire the services of a managed service provider to manage your IT needs. By outsourcing your IT security, you will get expertise and round the clock monitoring of your systems. 

Change Your Passwords 

In order to protect your business online you should regularly change every password that you use. Every employee needs to change their passwords too. Passwords should be original and feature a mixture of characters and numbers. 

Educate Yourself And Your Employees

Having an understanding of the specific threats that affect your sector of business can be helpful for all of your employees. Take the time to educate yourself in the risks that your business faces. 
Learn about phishing scams and how they work as this type of threat is something that all indurstries need to be concerned about.

 

About the author /


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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