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Simple Security For The Office

When you have an office space for your business it is always important to take the time to keep it secure and safe for yourself, your employees and for your data too.

As a business, the office is a massive part or your livelihood and you will want to protect it as well as you can. Here are some of the ways you can make sure that your office is secure this year.

Deter robbers from your windows

When looking at the perimeter of your building and the possible entry points for robbers to come into the building you will likely notice that your windows are exposed and open to people climbing in. To combat this you can buy thorny bushes such as bramble or holly and plant these all over the office directly underneath the windows. This will make it much harder for a robber to get in and out of the office and this will deter them from wanting to try through fear of being scratched by the plants.

Use a fob lock system

If you are looking to make sure that your building is safe each and every day from visitors who shouldn’t be able to access your office, you will want to get some sort of entryway system such as this for your office. Having either a key card or a fob door system allows only authorized personnel to enter the office and if you do want to welcome clients you will have to press a button to unlock the door. It is secure and safe and ensures no one is in the building who shouldn’t be.

Have cameras…. everywhere

Cameras can be the best thing you invest in for your office space in two different ways. First of all, it will protect the perimeter of the building and make sure that no one can get in without being identified. And it will also keep your employees in check and stop them from slacking off on the job or stealing stationery from your workplace. You can find great CCTV camera sets here to make the office secure and safe.

Turn off computers at night

Make sure that you have a rule in your office in which everyone has to turn off their computer at the end of the day. It is important for the safety of your business that no one in the office leaves their computer on at the end of the day because anyone could walk in and hack your system. Make sure to also think of the fire hazard of leaving electric appliances on all night without supervision.

Don’t share passwords

The security of your office should be just as much internal as it is external. If you ever thought that having the password to your employee’s computer is okay, you would be sorely mistaken. It is wrong to have access to each other’s passwords because this is a breach of privacy and it can be damaging to an employee if they have sensitive information on their computer. Ensure that you make everyone change password every three months and keep the password to themselves.

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