5 security tips to protect your business in 2017

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20 Jan 5 security tips to protect your business in 2017

5 Security Tips to Protect Your Business

Protect Your Business with these 5 Security Tips! Ged, our Managing Director, started this business from the ground up in 1989 so we definitely know and understand what it takes to run a thriving business. After all of the hard work, sweet and tears (yes, running a business is likely to see you experiencing a range of emotions), we know how important it is to ensure your business is protected against everything from crime and property damage, to any other threats that may pop-up.

 When it comes to implementing business security systems, there is no one size fits all solution. Each business has its different needs, budget and so on. It can feel incredibly overwhelming when you start to look into your security options and that’s exactly why we’ve provided you with these 5 fast security tips to get you started on the right path.

Tip #1 – Know your business’ weaknesses in relation to security

 By identifying where your business is the most vulnerable in relation to security, you’re aware of what areas need your attention instantly. Feel free to involve others (staff members for instance) wherever you need to. This is what we commonly call a risk assessment.

Tip #2 – Make sure your business is secure

 We understand how easy it is to overlook things when you’re under the pump, working on your business. Before the year really gets under way, take the time strengthen any doors, install lighting to enhance security and consider installing CCTV. If you don’t have an alarm, get one fitted immediately and if your alarm is dated, be aware that it may not be working as it once did if the NBN has been installed in your area recently. It’s also wise to review your business security systems on an annual basis. Remember, there is always newer and more reliable technology becoming available.

Tip #3 – Be aware of employee theft

 None of us ever want to consider that our employees may be stealing from us. However, over the years, we have seen cases where employee theft has occurred. By implementing and enforcing clear policies for staff, being cautious with anything that could be used to harm your business (passwords and security codes are a good example), you’ll safeguard your business. Before employing people, it’s always wise to take into account their employment history and check in with references wherever possible.

Tip #4 – Ensure you and your staff are trained

 In the event of a serious threat, are you and your staff aware of what to do? Ensure all staff (including you) are trained in the event that a security threat does occur. Define and know what constitutes suspicious behaviour and what the process is in terms of reporting a crime. You never want to come up against a situation where you and you staff are caught completely off guard.

Tip #5 – Ask as many questions as you need to

 When it comes to your business’ security, whenever you’re in doubt, ask people in the know. No question is ever too silly. Arm yourself with peace of mind so that you can focus on what you do best: running your business.

 If you need a helping hand to protect your business with a security system, get in touch with us today. We’ll take the time to listen to and understand your business so that we can provide you with a system that is reliable and secures you business on a 24/7 basis.