Workplace safety has become moot in many organizations. However, when compared to automotive security, it is the one that is often neglected. And the main reason behind this is that organizations often prioritize other things over security.
Further, more often than not, the personal preference is also the prime factor in deciding for what commercial buildings should prioritize and what’s not. And, amidst this, the commercial security came at the bottom rung and neglected.
However, the fact is commercial is more complicated than home security, as there are a lot of moving parts to be considered. If you want to keep your organization safe and secure, here are some key points you should keep in mind:
The Risk Factors:
One of the most important thing in improving security is identifying the risk factors and weak points. Talk with the employees about what the threats they feel in the premises or outside the office, seek local help to see what’s happening in your area and how you can improve things.
Further, analyze all weak points in your business, identify vulnerabilities and more. Even small businesses have some weakness, so keep these threats into account and then perform actions.
Have A Strong Security System:
Having a safe and sound security system is an excellent way to detect criminal activities. Things like security system, CCTV and other monitoring systems can help in identifying the incomings as well as outgoings.
Further, using biometrics can also ensure that only official members can enter or leave the property. You should also conduct proper security checks to identify the loopholes in the system.
Strengthen The Entry Points:
There’s no single entry for any business; therefore the entry points should have improved security. Check all the possible avenues that intruders can use to enter the building.
Have doors and windows of strong fitting and solid construction. For the main entry, try glass aluminium doors, as they not only improve security but are also visually appealing.
Don’t Forget The Perimeter:
Externally, there are various other ways that you can use to keep your property safe. Security lighting, safe car park, relevant fencing and more can deter thefts from entering your property. In addition, be careful not to let employees and clients feel like they are entering a prison.
Keep Devices Safe: Office devices like tablets, laptops are more prone to theft, so when not using, keep them secure and out of sight.
Further, phishing, botnets, and ransomware are common traits with malicious URLs being the most common one. So, keep everything safe and your data protected.
Things like anti-malware software, cloud backup, data encryption, and other updates also help in keeping your devices safe from hackers. You can also use firewalls, as they help in blocking dangerous programs. Since they are built on the network routers, they offer improved security.
Keeping your commercial property is a no easy task; however, with the above key points you can minimize the threat and secure your office.