If you’ve invested a lot of time and effort into creating a warm, inviting office space for your employees and clients to work and visit, and if you’ve spent a significant amount of your capital on filling that office space with all of the essential equipment, the last thing you want is for someone to come along and ruin it all!
All businesses are susceptible to a wide range of crimes and security threats, and they can be quite costly, not to mention devastating to deal with. So, you can bet that it pays to be on top of security for your office building.
Here are some quick tips to help you protect your office building right now:
Install a Keypad Locking System
If you install a strong keypad locking system and only give out the password to your employees, then you will immediately reduce the risk to your building from intruders who will find it very difficult to gain entry without a password. Key-based systems are a lot less secure, not least because it’s so easy to forget to lock up at the end of the working day!
Use Security Window Film
Security window film is excellent for protecting your windows – another route of entry – because they keep the shards together when the window is broken, making entry more problematic for the average burglar, who will more often than not, give up and try somewhere else upon seeing this. Not only that, but it makes clearing up and replacing the window a lot easier too.
Implementing Clean-Desk Policies and ID Cards
Of course, sometimes, the threat to your office building comes from within, which is why it’s never a bad thing to lay out a strict clean-desk policy that requires employees to keep remove of their valuable possessions and equipment from their desks at the end of the day. Using this strategy in conjunction with ID cards that help to ensure that only certain people are allowed in certain areas could help to prevent thefts from within the building.
Use Cable Plate Locks
Cable plate locks are another good way of preventing thefts should any dodgy characters gain entry to the building, Use them to secure important equipment in place, so that people cannot simply walk off with them at will. At the very least, they’ll make it harder for would-be thieves, which is always a good thing!
It’s an obvious one, but it’s worth mentioning that having CCTV in place is an excellent deterrent which will really help to keep your office building safe.
Invest in Antivirus Software and IT Support
Of course, many of today’s threats to the office come in digital form. That’s why you should invest in top-quality antivirus software, as well as access to knowledgeable IT support staff, who can keep your important data safe from hackers.
Implement as many of these ideas into your security plan as you can, and you can be much more confident that your office building and everything, and everyone, in it, will be much safer than they were before.