No matter what industry you are in, the security of your business should be paramount and is something that you should spend time and effort at improving. There are many ways that you can increase the security of your company, protecting your assets and your workers, and below are some of the ways you can use technology to assist you with this task.
Keeping Out Unwanted Intruders
Whether you have a warehouse, an office, or a retail store selling high-end goods, keeping unwanted people out of restricted areas is essential for the security of your business. You can control access to your entire premises, or selected areas in many ways. One way that you can do this is to have locked doors that either requires a code or uses face recognition software to allow people to gain access.
If you have a retail business that invites customers into your store, and you have high-value items for sale, you will want to deter thieves from targeting your business. An excellent way that you can do this is to have electronic barrier alarms at the entrances and exits of the building. You can add a tag to your high-value goods which if not removed when purchased will set off the alarm as they pass through the barrier, and these are familiar sights within the retail sector.
No matter what industry you are in, you must address cyber security issues for your business head-on. Unfortunately, many smaller to medium size businesses only get around to addressing this issue when there has already been a reach, and it is too late. You will want to ensure that your IT infrastructure is secure and that your members of staff have had adequate training to maintain the security of your company online.
You may wish to prevent staff members from accessing specific websites, such as social media sites like Facebook and Instagram, or parts of your system which has sensitive information if they do not require access for their job. If your company has a lot of sensitive data, you may also wish to stop people from bringing in portable hard drives and USB thumb drives which can be used to gather information. These types of devices may be compromised and have malware or other nasty software on them without the owner’s knowledge. They may cause a breach of your systems that could do irreparable damage to your business, especially if your customer’s data has also been breached.
As well as the above security measures, you may also wish to employ the services of security guards to help protect your business and premises. Although they are old school, having someone in a uniform keeping an eye on people, workers and visitors, can be a massive deterrent for people with questionable intentions.