Business premises are an attractive target for thieves, and little wonder: expensive equipment is often left in plain sight with little protection apart from a few locked doors to keep them at bay.
A burglary can set your business back years – you may even have to rebuild your company from scratch depending on the severity of the crime.
It’s important that you make sure that your businesses security is constantly monitored to iron out any weaknesses which may result in your premises being broken into.
Our guide is here to show you how to minimise the risk of a break-in ever happening.
Make Employees more aware of Security
It’s important that each one of your employees is security-conscious. It could be a case of reminding them to file their papers properly, or simply putting up clear signs that all windows need to be closed and locked at the end of the day.
By re-establishing these easy-to-forget rules, you are sending a clear message to your employees that they need to be constantly aware of doing these simple tasks thoroughly.
Some extra training sessions might be necessary if you feel that people are too complacent when it comes to workplace security.
Keep Track of Key Fobs
Key fobs that open self-locking doors are a useful way to keep your business safe, as it makes it hard for unauthorised people to move around your building easily.
However, people lose these fobs all the time – make sure to keep a list of every employee who has a key fob, and ensure that they tell management if they lose theirs. This is crucial: the sooner the fob is found the better. Usually it has been left on someone’s desk or it’s in their bag.
Employees should never give their key fobs to anyone outside the company, even if they are friends or family.
Keep Business letters secure
Theft or fraud by employees is a big problem for businesses small and large alike. Keep your business letters secure with some heavy duty post boxes that you can keep somewhere that only a few people have access to. This prevents any disgruntled employees being able to get their hands on sensitive information contained in the letters.
Tighten up Employee background checks
No matter what your business does, it’s vital to conduct thorough background checks on each new employee that you hire. Being able to trace their references and ask a thorough series of questions to establish whether there is anything in the person’s history that is a cause for concern.
It may also be worth going back through the histories of any current employees who you have concerns about.
Regularly check your Alarm
This is something of a moot point, but it is important to regularly test your burglar alarm to make sure that it is working properly. Any faults or damages need to be repaired quickly in order to ensure that your premises are fully protected after business hours.
We hope that you have found our guide to workplace security useful, and will be able to implement some of the points we have suggested.