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Improving Business Security in 2018

The new year has arrived and, with it, the promise of new opportunities and new experiences. A new year also gives us a great chance to make plans for the future and adjust strategies going forward. One way to increase the likelihood of having a happy 2018 is to improve your business security.

Here are some tips for having better business security in 2018.

Resolve to Review your Current Security Setup

New Year’s resolutions are the most effective when you have a specific goal in mind. Therefore, why not set a goal to do a thorough review of your current business security setup early in the year? You might have a very good system in place, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be looking to continuously improve what you have.

After all, there may have been advancements in security technology since you installed your current system, or your needs may have changed. In these cases, it’s a good idea to consider making some changes.

You’ll also want to review the security options available and see how they may have improved in recent years. For example, many years ago, physical security gates may have been more intrusive or difficult to use than today’s modern gates. By studying the current security landscape and the tools that are available, you’ll realize this fact and will be on your way to improving your business security situation.

Resolve to Refresh Security Policies

Does your business have official security policies for staff, visitors, guests, vendors, etc.? If you don’t, you should certainly take the time to write up such policies. Having official policies in place helps you formalize your security processes and ensure that everyone in your company takes the same steps to keep your business secure.

If you already have a security policy, make sure to update it for 2018. Your business has likely grown and changed since you initially put the policy in place, so it’s worth taking a look at what you have and ensuring that it still meets your needs.

It’s also crucial that all employees, vendors, etc. are aware of your policy and that they understand and follow it. In some companies, the organization’s official security policy is almost considered an afterthought and it can wind up being forgotten as time goes by. Don’t let this happen at your business.

Once you have an updated security policy in place, make sure that everyone in your company understands and follows it. You’ll want to confirm that all staff members know how to use your company’s security tools as well. For example, if you have security gates installed, take the time to ensure that everyone in your company knows how to use them.

Resolve to be Proactive

Security situations are always changing. This year, make a point to be proactive with your business security plans. Take note of crime rates in your neighbourhood and pay attention to crimes taking place in your area. This can help you create strategies for protecting your business.

You’ll also want to make sure that you continuously adapt to changing conditions. Make sure that the exterior lighting on your business is always functioning correctly and that it is illuminating all critical areas of your property, for example. Business security requires always being vigilant and taking proactive steps.

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