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Security strategies for small businesses

Last updated: 7.13pm, Monday 19th November 2018 by

Small businesses, unfortunately, are just as, if not more, susceptible to criminal activity as larger corporations. In this article we will go through some simple, yet effective security measures in which to use to help in protecting your business.


-          Improved installation of locks –

One of the most reliable choices for locks for small businesses would be an automated (or digital) door lock. The advantages of these include: the ability to remotely lock or unlock your doors, receive notifications when the door lock is accessed by an outsider, each employee can open the door by using a passcode – if said passcode is allocated to them. With improved measures over recent years, such as access control and alarm systems, it ensures that the business environment is kept in safe custody.

-          Effective supervision of the office –

The importance of installing CCTV and security systems is crucial, as they ensure the protection of cash, property and documents kept in the office. These systems aid in blocking entry into the office and can also inform higher authorities in the event of an unknown access. Unfortunately, some businesses are under more threat from their employees than intruders. Installing security systems is the best way for this to be dealt with, as employee activity can then be controlled and supervised.

-          Get complete insurance for your company –

When starting up a company, it is beyond crucial that you get the office completely insured. This is the best way to recover from any theft or loss, from an intruder or employee, as well as protecting against natural disasters. An insurance company can safeguard from any of these unpreventable events.

-          Fire and life safety –

Fire alarm systems are triggered to ensure safety and provide time to leave amenities in case of an emergency. These systems ensure that workers and the property are protected from fire and smoke. Due to safety regulations, it is necessary in developed countries to have these systems installed in most of the facilities to ensure the protection of employees.

-          Installation of safes –

Commercial safes are the best possible protection a business could get to secure company documents and valuables within the business. A safe prevents the loss of important papers, such as blueprints, contracts and devised plans. It is important to choose a commercial safe with fire and water resistance ratings, in case of an unexpected calamity.

At Safes International, we have a wide range of insurance approved safes that also come with fire and water protection, perfect for any business, big or small. We can also provide access control systems and secure cabinets for storing confidential documents in. To find more about the products and services we offer visit or call us on 0141 554 1170.

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