How To Secure Your Business

Published on Thu, May 25, 2017 11:51 AM

Commercial Security

Keeping your businesses security up to scratch is one of an essential way to ensure your business is not affected by a loss of revenue or concerns of safety. 

We explore ways you can keep your business protected.

  • Schedule a monthly or even weekly shredding of all confidential paperwork or information. This way no one will be able to access private information by finding invoice numbers or log on details in your businesses waste.
  • Make sure your cyber security is up to scratch. Being hacked is just as dangerous as having your office or business broken into, as the hacker would be able to access all private information stored on your server. By setting up firewalls and regularly reviewing your online security systems, this can be avoided.
  • Schedule regular audits, this will allow you or senior members of your staff to determine which areas could do with higher levels of security. This also allows you to see where improvements need to be made to the current systems you have in place.
  • Have a clear outline of company policies that each member of staff must adhere to. By outlining the standards and rules of your company and ensuring all employees are aware of it this could help to combat any internal theft or security breaches. If needed make all staff sign these policies so that you can prove that they have acknowledged them if the situation arises in which action must be taken against an un-loyal employee.
  • Keep quiet. Unintended disclosure of private information could seriously damage your business. Make sure that all conversations relating to sensitive topics regarding your company are kept within the office, between trusted staff members. By openly discussing private information about the business in public places or situations you, or your staff, may be allowing access to opportunist hackers and burglars.
  • Invest in secure cabinets to store the confidential documents in that cannot be shredded. Keeping private date lying round in the office could be detrimental to your company if you were to be broken into, or even if an untrustworthy client or customer see’s the information. By keeping it in a locked case, with only senior staff members being able to gain access will prevent this from occurring.
  • Use access control systems in and around your business. Access control is not specifically made for banks or betting shops, it can be used in order to prevent access to private offices or storerooms in your business. By installing these systems you can ensure that clients or customers cannot gain access to closed off areas without having a member of staff with them.
  • Keep an inventory list on your devices. Make sure this is updated regularly so that you can keep track of sales and loss easily and efficiently. This way you can be made aware, almost immediately, if something is not right in your stock levels or inventory.
  • Get a safe. This tip is probably the most important as a properly manufactured and installed safe will keep any valuable items protected. Keeping petty cash or electronic devices locked away will ensure they are not stolen or tampered with.

At SMP we take pride in ensuring that our customers have the best possible security for whatever they may need. We have a wide range of options available, including secure cabinets, access control and safes

All of our products are manufactured to the highest standards and some can even be insured so that if the worst were to happen, you are still not at a loss. Call 01952 585673 to find out more.