As a business owner, you’re focused on growing your business from finding new clients and growing your team. Chances are you’re not spending much time thinking about security, especially if you’re in an office building. However, taking some time and budget to be proactive about security can save you a headache (and money) in the future.
Small business owners are often unaware of how vulnerable they are to cyber-attacks. These digital criminals are aware that most small business owners do not take proper steps to protect their data so they target them.
These criminals are looking for sensitive data about your customers and company. You don’t need to lose time trying to resolve a data breach and customers trust you to keep their information safe, so make sure you invest in cybersecurity software and training.
In addition to protecting your digital assets, you need to think about your office. It’s easy you think it won’t happen to you especially if you’re in a good area or within an office park. As cameras are a deterrent it’s worth allocating some budget for a security system. Luckily there are a lot of options and price points. Wireless security cameras are affordable and easy to install. Look for cameras with night vision, heat and motion sensing, and remote monitoring. Once installed you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’ll be altered if anything happens in or around your business.
Having a good security camera system is one thing, but you may also want to pair it with an alarm system. These types of systems can sometimes scare off potential intruders before they take anything or cause more damage. Certain alarm systems notify a monitoring center who can call you and/or alert authorities.
Employee Background Checks
Screening potential employees before hiring is always a good idea. Not only do you want to get feedback from last managers and colleagues to ensure they’re a good fit, you also want to check for any hidden records. There are people who can pose a danger to the workplace environment, like people who have a violent or questionable record. Making background checks a standard part of hiring is essential.
Illuminating the exterior of your office can decrease the chances of someone breaking into your business. The lights will help deter intruders as they’ll lack a hiding space. Motion-sensing lights can help you save energy and money.
These suggestions should help secure your business. There is always the possibility of someone ignoring the cameras and alarms, but peace of mind knowing you have taken the precautions to protect your business.