25th July 2019
To run a successful business, security should be at the top of the priority list. From industrial site security to port security, each industry comes with its own needs and demands in order to run efficiently and safely away from those who might wish to steal from it.
Of course, it’s easy to remember the importance of security when running a huge site, but for those running smaller operations, the security measures you put in place can determine how successful your office is overall. Improving security might sound like an expensive, time-consuming job, but we’ve found some cheap and easy ways to help keep your office safe.
Small offices don’t pay nearly enough attention to the types of locks they have installed on their doors and windows which can be a big mistake when it comes to keeping what you value safe. Your office will have much more to lose than the average home, and anything taken stops you from making your living. Examine the locks that you have in place and see if they can be upgraded to something a bit more secure.
Lighting can play a big role in the security of your office. If your office were to be targeted, the perpetrators wouldn’t want to be seen, so giving them as few shadows to hide in as possible is a good way of deterring potential intruders. Motion sensor lighting for the exterior of the building will scare off any prying eyes and will make your employees feel a lot safer if they find themselves working after dark.
Most offices have switched to digital storage, especially of their more precious files. But there is still a lot of information that will be stored physically in filing cabinets which need to be protected. Most filing cabinets come with locks which are incredibly hard to break into so if you store anything physically – files, equipment and so on – ensure that these cabinets are locked at all times and the keys are with responsible staff members.
Fencing is the best solution when it comes to maximising the security of your office, and if you find a good, reputable provider, it can also be one of the cheapest.