Security risks are on the rise and it is so unfortunate that many companies do not have the necessary office security measures in place to help protect their premises and assets from possible threats.
Here are a few things to think about to improve your office security…
 Employment of Security Guards: A security man is different from a gateman in a sense that a security man is a person contracted and paid by an organization to protect property, asset and people while a gateman opens and closes the gate for incoming and outgoing visitors.
 Employee Training: Create and implement an in-depth training program on workplace safety and security, including how to properly lock up documents, protect passwords and secure the building. Also include your policy on employee theft and confidentiality agreements.
 Have a Sign-In System: To tighten the security of your office, implement a sign-in system that tracks who is coming and going and when. People who work for you full-time should have badges for easy entry, while those who aren’t full-time workers should require a name and proof of meeting to be allowed access into the building.
 Lock-up Server Room: Restrict access to your server room to those who have passed an in-depth security clearance, and use an access control management. Also, ensure your server room location cannot be accessed through neighboring business common walls i.e. it should be in the middle of your facility.
 Install Security Systems: One of the best ways to secure your office is by installing security cameras. These kinds of systems may cost a pretty penny in the beginning, the investment is worth it. While you’re looking at installing security on the inside of your office, be sure to take care of the outside of your building as well.
 Create an Emergency Response Plan: Always be prepared for an emergency. Emergencies can happen at any time and when it happens, it is critical that your organization should know what to do. A good emergency response plan helps companies not only protect its employees but its community, and the environment.
 Disable Drives: Prevent employees from copying company information by disabling or removing USB ports, floppy drives, or other means of connecting external drives.