Keeping your company safe is one of the most basic requirements of a business leader. If you can’t ensure the safety of your employees, assets, and reputation, then you won’t remain in business for very long.
This is not to say maintaining the safety of your business is easy because it is anything but. In the age of the internet, there are a whole host of cyber threats to be aware of, on top of the existing safety issues posed by thieves and insider threats.
To maintain the safety of your company, you will need to take continual combative action. This may include installing a security system, putting security best practices in place (such as keeping codes or keys between as few people as possible), storing valuables away from business premises, and remembering to fight cybercrime, too.
Above all, you need to remain vigilant. The moment you take the safety of your business for granted is the moment disaster strikes.
This is how to keep your business safe at all times:
Install a security system
If you own physical real estate as part of your organization, then you need to ensure it is safe at all times.
For example, if you own a warehouse that contains valuable stock and equipment, then you need to make sure there are systems in place to monitor its security at all times. You will be under no illusions that warehouse security is essential, so considering installing a CCTV system, and keeping track of warehouse visitors, may be a useful idea.
Keep the security codes and keys between as few people as possible
If you want to keep your business safe, then you should create a work culture that values security best practices.
By educating your staff on the importance of security (including tips they can implement themselves) and leading by example, you will put your company in a far stronger position.
For example, keep the sharing of important security codes, keys, and login details between as few people as possible, in order to minimize the likelihood of them falling into the wrong hands.
Don’t leave valuables on site
If you want to lower the risk of being burgled, then you need to reduce the attractiveness of your premises for thieves. This means removing as many valuables as possible from the building at the end of the working day.
Depending on your business, this could include money from tills, expensive stock (such as designer clothes, cars, jewelry, or electronic devices), as well as equipment that can be stored safely elsewhere.
When this is not possible, ensure you dissuade thieves with obvious CCTV cameras, roller shutter doors, and other security deterrents.
Online security is just as important
An aspect of corporate security which is becoming more and more important is cyber security. As businesses migrate online, it is imperative that you prevent cyber hackers from stealing data, taking your website down, and emptying your corporate bank accounts.
You will need to install up-to-date antivirus on all company devices, educate your staff on the importance of cyber security, as well as ensuring your data is kept on a secure platform, such as the cloud.