Most workplaces have high-value items and data on-premises. Without proper workplace security, the threat of theft increases dramatically.
Whether you need to keep cash, computers, or other items safe, implementing security processes is a must. If you don’t know where to begin, here are seven ways you can improve workplace security quickly.
1. Issue Identification Cards
ID cards can be a quick way to determine whether a person should be on-premises. Even a basic one with the worker’s name, picture, and position can make a difference, as it indicates to other employees whether that person should be there.
If you want to go the extra mile, you can use ID badges to control access to various sections of the workplace. For example, you can limit access to offices, supply closets, networking rooms, or other places with ease. Those with the right credentials can use their badge for entry, while those who don’t need entry will automatically be denied.
2. Install Security Cameras
One of the most basic steps a company can take is installing security cameras. They give you visibility into your property, allowing you to spot suspicious activity. Additionally, if you record the footage, you’ll be able to review it later.
The simple presence of cameras can be a deterrent to would-be thieves. Since they know their actions may be recorded, they may choose not to act.
3. Hang Warning Signs
Warning signs are another simple approach that can be surprisingly effective. Announcing that an area is being monitored or that cameras are recording can deter some from thieves. Similarly, saying that a room is for “authorized personnel only” or that ID checks occur could also stop someone in their tracks.
4. Secure Electronic Devices
Smartphones, laptops, and other electronic devices can be targets for theft. Not only are they relatively easy to sell, but they could also be carrying valuable data.
Have systems in place that allow employees to secure their electronic devices. This could include locking desk drawers for smaller items or straps that can secure laptops and computer towers, for example.
Additionally, to keep your data safe, install device management and remote wipe software. That way, if an item is stolen, you can remove proprietary information and company access points quickly, regardless of where the device may end up.
5. Perform Entry Point Checks
Any door, window, or hatch into your company could be an entry point. Make sure to regularly check each one for potential damage or locking issues. That way, if an entry point can’t be properly secured in its current state, you can take action to fix it.
6. Train Employees
By offering training, you can make sure that your employees know how to spot security issues. This can make workers more vigilant overall as well as more aware of how their actions can have an impact.
7. Select a Security Coordinator
Having a single point of contact (or a small team, for larger organizations) can make coordinating your security efforts easier. They can conduct audits, listen to issues, and focus security team efforts in accordance with existing priorities.
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Ultimately, all seven of the tips above can make a difference. If you’d like to find out more, the team at Bayside Solutions can help. Contact us today and see how our workplace security expertise can benefit you.