Regardless of your office’s size, an effective security system is essential for ensuring the safety of your people and your space.
How exactly you tackle the issue of workplace security will depend on the nature of your business. Fortunately, we’ve compiled this list of office security best practices to get you started.
So, if you’re looking for the best ways to improve your office security system, keep reading!
Workplace security: best practices
Assess any potential risks
Before deciding on an office security system, it’s a good idea to assess your security risks. Knowing your biggest risks will help you understand which security systems will work best for you.
The most common office security risks are burglary, theft and trespassing. Fortunately, there are lots of security systems out there to protect your office from unauthorised intruders.
These are the most common types of security systems for businesses:
Monitor employee access
Making sure only those with permission have access to your office and company documents is the first line of defence when preventing a security breach. This can be in the form of security codes on doors, verification applications, and unique login details.
Manage employee turnover
Regardless of whether a member of staff leaves the business on bad terms or not, employee turnover poses a threat to your office security.
In order to keep your space safe, it’s important to take the relevant precautions as soon as possible, such as revoking ex-employee access to the premises as well as company documents.
Any company equipment, including things like office keys and staff IDs should also be returned as soon as possible and all passwords should be reset.
READ MORE: What to Do When an Employee Leaves
Install a camera surveillance system
A reliable and robust option when looking to update your security system, CCTV allows you to monitor your property and identify any possible trespassers immediately.
Even if your office is small and security breaches are unlikely, camera evidence will be invaluable if something were to happen.
Implement a visitor management procedure
To keep your office as secure as possible, be aware of who is coming and going on a daily basis. The best way to do this is by implementing a system that helps you manage visitors.
This could be in the form of a front desk before the main office space, security barriers and/or intruder alarms.
Security barriers are ideal for larger businesses with lots of employees coming in and out. They’re also a good idea if you have on-site company parking. Automatic arm barriers are ideal for controlling the flow of vehicles onto your site.
Intruder alarms are particularly important for businesses that view themselves as high-risk due to their location or property contents. But even if you don’t run a particularly high-risk business, an intruder alarm is still a great investment.
Our security alarms can monitor more than just break-ins, too. You’ll be alerted in the event of personal attacks, fires and medical emergencies.
Business security systems from IDS
Here at IDS Security Systems Ltd, no matter how big, small, or complex your business security needs, we can help.
Based in Cardiff, we have years of experience supplying, installing, and monitoring a wide array of security systems in workplaces across Wales and England.
To request a quote for your office security system, fill out our online enquiry form today.
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