4 ways to protect your business inside and out

Unfortunately, there are criminals everywhere, and the only way to protect yourself and your business, as well as your employees and your customers, is to try and keep one step ahead of them.

This can be easier said than done, especially when technology is evolving as fast as it is, and the criminals are using every tactic that they can to gain access to the information that will provide them with the money they need to survive.

Once upon a time, you only had to worry about criminals showing up and walking through the door, but nowadays, there are so many levels that a criminal can gain access to. In fact, you may not even know that you have had a cyberattack until it is too late.

Set clearly defined boundaries

It is important that you have clearly defined boundaries around the outside of your property, whether it is by installing fences, walls, or other methods of keeping unwelcome people off your territory.

This is not only to protect your property but also to protect your employees, and if you have a parking lot for their cars, then their personal property too. Having an area that is open for all to just wander onto is leaving your business open for unwanted attention.

It will also help to have floodlights looking on to your property too, as this can often deter those that like to hide in the shadows.

Invest in state-of-the-art video surveillance

Investing in some good quality video surveillance services is also a very good idea and not only for the outside of your property but also inside as well.

This is not so that you can spy on your workers but so that you can keep them and your business safe from harm and those that like to take advantage of certain situations.

Unfortunately, over time, every business suffers from those that are light of finger or quick to make a profit at another’s misfortunes, by installing video surveillance or CCTV within and around your business premises will not only deter any wrongdoing but will also catch those that look to misbehave.

With the help of a specialist business such as Quick Response video analytics services, who use smart technology to analyze such areas as abnormal behavior, face recognition, and vehicle plate recognition for access control, to name a few, you will find that your business is a lot safer for your employees, customers and indeed your business.

Don’t forget cybersecurity

With this in mind, it is important that you look to your cybersecurity, as not all criminals work from within a business. In fact, there are a lot more on the outside trying to gain access to the valuable data that you hold within your business.

Indeed, it is a lot safer to use such storage facilities as the cloud, as it is a lot harder for cybercriminals to break into, but you will need to have a lot more security than just that.

Cybercriminals are smart and constantly changing the way that they try to gain access. Although you may find that one of your employees lets one in on purpose, it is more than likely that they will be totally unaware of what they have done.

It is, therefore, important that you take the time to train all your employees in the ways in which they could be approached so that they can flag anything that they feel could be a potential cyberattack.

Obviously, you should still invest in the services of a dedicated IT business to analyze your data security and provide you with other areas that they will cover, such as backup facilities and specialist support.

Beef up your on-site security 

Your business should also introduce other methods of security for your employees to use. Gaining access to your buildings or even your parking lot can be done via coded keypad or card swipe, which will mean that it is harder for those trying to physically gain unauthorized access to your business premises.

However, in order to make any intruder stand out, you could also introduce personalized lanyards for your workers to wear and even a uniform so that those that do not have these stand out and can be confronted or apprehended by your security staff before they get too far into your building.

It is also very important to make sure that your employees use their own personal and private passwords to access any of the data on your systems and that they are only provided with access to the information that they need to be in order to complete their daily job roles.

This will act as firewalls should you find that you have a criminal within your business or that an employee’s login details have been stolen.