As a small or medium-sized business, it’s so important to look after your premises and staff, and the best way to do that is through security. Below, we’ve rounded up some security services your business should make a priority, whether you’re getting started or you’ve been running a firm for decades. It’s best to make an investment now than regret it in the future.
According to government data, an eye-watering £18 billion in revenue is lost by UK firms as a result of the cyberattacks every single year. If you’re concerned about the impact of data loss on your business, it’s vital that you invest in cybersecurity training and software. If you don’t, you could not only lose sensitive customer data but be forced into paying expensive GDPR fines. Make cybersecurity a top priority for anyone in your workplace involved with IT.
If you’re concerned about your premises after dark, one of the best ways to ensure added peace of mind is to invest in manned guarding. In this instance, a dedicated security guard would spend the evening at your premises, keeping an eye on things and watching out for any potential intruders. As part of a wider security team, they’ll have access to other guards at the click of a button, helping to mitigate damage and protect your staff and machinery.
It’s all well and good investing in CCTV cameras and running them throughout the day, but is there any point if they’re not being properly monitored by a security professional? Though it would be expensive and cost-prohibitive to have someone sitting watching your footage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, security professionals can use alerts and keep an eye on your premises both during opening hours and after customers and staff go home for the night.
One area where many businesses fall short is in keyholding and ensuring only essential personnel have access to your premises after dark. By working with a company such as Precision Facilities Management on keyholding services, you can have peace of mind that only reputable, trained security personnel can access your premises when you’re not around and that keys don’t get lost or enter into the wrong hands; it’s the ultimate in accountability.
Depending on the size of your business, it could prove to be more cost-effective to hire a member of staff to work permanently on your security team, rather than outsourcing to a third party. If this is the case, then continuous training is the key to ensuring a safe and engaged workforce, and investing in training could lower your business insurance costs, too. Always work with a reputable training provider and have content tailored to your business.