Your small business is your livelihood, your bread and
butter. Imagine the trouble, time and
expense of replacing inventory and tools.
The small business owner must think through all possible security issues
beforehand to protect the business from harm.
There are a number of questions the small business owner can ask in
order to assess possible risks:
What are my risks of
What would a thief
want to take from me? Computers? Other Technology? Inventory? Cash? Credit Card information? Documents?
What are my other
What are the risks of
fire or flooding damage?
Are there overloads
on the system?
Are the electrical
outlets up to code?
Who would respond if
any of the risks above became an actuality?
Most of these business security risks can be significantly
lowered by instillation of an Access Control Device. By doing so, one can eliminate costly expenses
of re-keying when there are changes in privilege among employees. In addition have an Access Control Device
will save you tons of worry, when you lock up at night.
You will need to familiarize employees on certain procedures
and protocol in relation to Access Control.
All who have access will have to be trained thoroughly. Certain employees may be granted access,
based on trustworthiness, while others may have only limited access – this is
your policy to create in maintaining control and security of operations. Keep information handy on all employees and
contractors who have access to security control.
Make sure the information on your computers is secure. If
you have a router that shares internet, make it a secure connection and change
the pass code frequently. Do not store sensitive information or customer
information where employees or hackers can access it either from outside the
company or if they manage to steal your computers.
You may also want to join a “Business Watch” like a
Neighborhood Watch for people whose businesses are in close proximity. You can share information about security
measures, suspicious activity, crime updates and threats. Remember, you’re not
just protecting your business and your income, you’re protecting your employees
and your customers too!