As more and more businesses fall victim to data breaches, it’s understandable that you would invest resources to beef up your cybersecurity efforts. However, it’s equally as important that you continually address the physical security needs of your business to protect against theft and vandalism.

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Here are some steps you can take to help you improve your business’s physical security:

Keep your entrance locked

You don’t want to make it easy for an intruder to go right from the reception area to the inside of your facility. Just relying on a receptionist isn’t enough because sometimes he or she will be busy and distracted.

Install an access control system

This door security system limits entry to your building and important areas of the facility to necessary individuals during and after business hours. With such a system, your employees can access the business using specialised credentials, such as a key card that they can swipe through a card reader to unlock the door.

Train your staff

You can have all the policies and procedures in the world, but your employees need to follow them. Constant training and refreshing should be the norm.

Close blinds after hours

Don’t give thieves the chance to window shop by leaving blinds open after you’ve closed for the day. Making sure that you shut out the lights inside your office won’t tempt any passing potential robbers.

Use an inventory for your keys

Some things you can do to increase security at your small business are simple. Not all of them involve cybersecurity and managing the physical keys you give out to the front door is essential. You should always number and code any of the keys to your business so that you can keep track of them.

Whether you run a start-up or any other type of business, you still have to take measures to keep your business assets secure. Give us a call on 031 791 0061 or 011 609 2148 today for a free security consultation.

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