4 ways you can improve your security this Christmas

The festive period is one of the biggest public holidays that is celebrated in the world.

For the most part, a lot of businesses are going to be shut/empty during this period, leaving your business vulnerable to a possible break-in, fire or even vandalism.

Don’t want any of those things?

Apply these practices below to help prevent anything happening to your business while you’re away.


Access Control

Access control should be the number one thing included in your security plan.

Here’s why…

Identifying who enters your property and how many people are in the building on a day-to-day basis. Not only will this allow you to know how many people are in your building, but it also prevents tailgating, protecting your business and its sensitive data in the long run. Access control not only can be used for entering the premises, but it can also be used to limit and control how many people have access to machinery in your business especially if you’re dealing with sensitive data.

Access control can be managed by issuing:

  • IDs
  • Biometrics
  • Specific Passwords
  • Security Tokens


Security systems

The implementation of security systems in your business is an essential.

This includes CCTV cameras, smoke detectors, intruder alarms etc. With technology constantly expanding and accessible to basically everyone, it makes it a lot simpler to get a new and reliable system to put in place.

With a security system in place, you’d be able to detect intruders, have wider insight of your business and you’ll be able to determine disasters such as fires in the building, creating a safety barrier for not only you and your business, but your staff as well.


Create a security culture

Creating a culture within the workspace based around security is important as ever.

This is to make sure that staff in the workplace are aware of the security measures and risks, allowing them to take the matter more seriously. You can create a genuine security culture within the organisation by:

  • Creating simple and understandable security policies
  • Empower staff with security awareness training
  • Rewarding staff for following correct security protocols
  • Making security a necessity in the organisation rather than a option


Exterior lights

You might think, why would I need exterior lighting on my building?

This is to make sure that your business is well lit, preventing any dark spots in or around your business. Believe it or not, intruders usually like to take advantage of these dark spots becoming well-hidden slipping into your defences without any detection. Intruders normally refrain from penetrating sites which are heavily guarded and well lit, creating a safe place for you and your workforce.


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