Failure to implement effective security measures is a major risk, more so for some industries than others. These threats can cause serious damage to your assets, credibility or even the lives of your employees. Threats can come from a number of places for any reason whether it’s intentional or accidental.
Some other threats experienced due to lack of security measures in the workplace:
- Permanent Loss of Company Data
- Unauthorized Access to the Office Premises
- Damage by Natural Disasters (examples: flood, earthquakes, fire)
Maintaining a secured area for work keeps employees at peace and efficient in what they do. The advantages gained from these procedures can relay a message of assurance to workers that despite their focus on their tasks, they are protected from internal and external threats.
The insufficiency in this field makes employees more attentive on what may happen to them if they are involved in different situations than on their job. Take for instance bank tellers. Without security cameras, tight security processes and security guards, they would feel threatened at any time someone points a gun into their face and ask them to turn over all the money.
There are certain security measures that are required as basic necessities for a company to run. These procedures are at least what every company must have but not limited to.
Hire a Security Service
Security guards go beyond their responsibilities as gate men and act as protectors of the workplace perimeters and doing surveillance. Guards keep unauthorized people out and scrutinized whoever may enter the premises without any familiarity or record on the workplace. Even just having a guard or two on the premises can deter vandals and help have a plan in the event of an emergency.
Setting up of Security Cameras
Security cameras in the premises can help deter suspicious characters from pursuing illegal actions. Video cameras record real time action within its scope including faces of people and what they do. Once an illegal or any detrimental action is done, it will be recorded for future reference. Once again, having a security camera in plain sight will deter would-be vandals.
Implementing an Electronic Control Access
Protecting workstations, servers and vaults is enhanced with an electronic access control that keeps unauthorized people out. Electronic access offers a more secured identification of people allowed to access certain rooms with personal identification cards swiped on the door prior to opening. It can also eliminate potential access to company’s date and resources by a third party.
Installation of Perimeter Protection
Restricting outside access is important to maintain safety within the workplace grounds. Perimeter protection shields the company from unsanctioned people to easily enter the workplace as well as witnessing the work processes inside.
Some examples of perimeter protection include the installation of gates and fences and setting up locked doors and windows. These areas must also be well lighted to prevent easy lurking of people and for security guards to better survey the premises.Regulating of
The regulation of power supplies involves the preparation of fluctuations in electrical supply of the company. Power outages disrupt company’s work processes and can reduce efficiency in the workplace while creating possible data losses.
To mitigate these possibilities, companies must provide back up power supplies such as generators and ensure power back up to save existing data and processes once power is out.