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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Keeping Your Business As Secure As Your Home


Recently, I posted about recovering from a break-in on your home, but what about your business? It’s fair to say that these days it can seem as though, with fantastic tech resources, companies and businesses are safer than ever. If you’re working from home, you can keep all your files secure on a digital server. In the office, there is plenty of tech security add-ons for commercial addresses like CCTV and even personal ID systems. But a break in or theft can still be a problem for businesses, and that’s why owners need to know how to protect their properties inside and out. 

Keeping The Lights On

If you’re running a major company, complete with a CEO suite, you probably have a lot of sensitive files on your property address. It’s not the tech that you need to be worried about criminals stealing, it’s the data. And, they might not even be targeting you. A lot of people have found weird fraudulent purchases on their personal accounts. Traced back, they’ve discovered that the source was a security breach in a business that they bought from. Very few customers will give you a second chance if a lapse in your security means that they were the victims of a crime. 

So the question then becomes, how do you stop criminals from breaking in and stealing that data. Well, one possibility you might want to consider would be ensuring that your address is lit up like the 4th of July. Keeping the lights on around your business will ensure that there are no blind spots where thieves can slip in undetected. If there is an issue with your lights, exterior lighting maintenance will ensure that they are back on as quickly as possible, keeping things bright and safe. If you don’t have lights around the outside of your business property, you might want to think about installing a few. It could make all the difference. 

CCTV 




These days, you can get CCTV cameras for your home so you should definitely have them up around your business. You can even get CCTV attached to cloud servers. This means that no matter where you are you’ll be able to check the feeds and ensure that it’s business as usual around your property. Of course, this also means that if you do see any problems or signs of a break-in, you’ll be able to alert people immediately and catch the thief in the act. 

Internal Security

Lastly, you should think about providing an additional layer of security in case criminals do get inside your building. You need to make sure that any files are encrypted and locked with passwords. Furthermore, all files should be stored on digital servers. By doing this, you can keep all your data stored off-site and ensure that even if someone does break in, they won’t be able to gain access to it. 

Take this advice, and you can be assured that your business is just as safe as your home.