5 Ways to Improve Your Office’s Security Plan
Investing in security technology and consultancy isn’t something to take lightly not only for the capital to spend but also for the importance that documents or technology gear involved may have. For most people, unfortunately, thinking about the means to properly secure our workplace only come after experiencing a bad scenario like a burglary; however, this is something that has to be considered from the very early stages in which our business is crafted – from the startup phase.
Is there a way to which we can revert these harmful habits from harming our business? Let’s see five smart ways in which we can improve our office security!
Home-Based or Independent?
The first question we should be able to answer prior engaging in precise methods of boosting our security at the office place is if we are working from home, or if we have an independent place – rental or ours. Why is this so important to acknowledge? The reason is directly linked to the kind of public you will be receiving at your working place, if there are any children around the area, and the urban location of your office.
Don’t consider that just because you work from home, investing in home security systems is cheaper and easier than what we would expect from another place: quite the opposite. If your working place shares the same address as your house, you have to consider your family structure, if you have an independent place in your very own terrain to build an office or if you just took a room and rearranged it, etc.
Considered as one of the best technological improvements of the last decade, IP cameras allow people to watch what’s going on at their offices, home or any other place we want in real-time, just by logging into a website or using a smartphone app.
Set a system of security cameras with IP remote access. Even if the investment is still considered a bit more expensive than common cameras, the independence they grant you will pay itself over time. Also, consider to get quality models for an acceptable performance under night conditions or being exposed to outside locations.
The Role Sensors Take
Investing in sensors is always a wise move as long as you measure how much of an investment you plan to make.
For most applications, you will need to place sensors right next to doors and windows; however, as we stated before, talking about a home-office scenario also involves some extra expenses like height-sensitive sensors. Why? Put it like this: you don’t want your alarm to keep buzzing each time your pets decide to take a tour to your office.
Fire Alarms and Other Detectors
Burglary isn’t the sole threat your company may face. Fires, flooding, power outages are among the factors to consider when talking about a security plan, and each one of them needs a different approach:
- Fires will require a fire/smoke detector linked not just with your phone line but also a direct contact with firemen’s department.
- Water leak detectors can be useful to trigger those hidden damages to our pipes and preventing not just flooding but also damaging another person’s property (in case our office is placed in an apartment building).
One of the advantages we can name without much ease coming from the last couple of years is the level of development AI has reached. Assistants like Amazon Alexa and Apple’s Siri have found a way to take a fundamental role in our lives, and the significant proof of such statement is Amazon’s Echo.
Regardless of people’s natural resistance to new technology, these devices prove to be useful not just for ordering stuff along the internet or answering questions, but also for monitoring activity around the house, like if we talk to another living person in the household.
Should we consider including these elements as part of our office security a big step towards professional business? Undoubtedly. Data is more valuable today than cash, and not just for the “price” in which it can be sold to our competitors, but for the time and human resources invested to produce or process it.
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