Securing Your Business With Affordable Technology
Securing your business may seem like a daunting task, but with some cost-effective technology, it does not have to be a struggle. Protection can be a huge source of stress for business owners, so prevent what you can. From break ins, to hacks, to employee theft, there are simple ways to make sure that your company is safe. Feel confident in your business with these low-cost methods of protection.
Always keep your eyes open for intruders and theft with security cameras. With no subscription required, a surveillance camera from a company like Lorex can be a more cost-effective buy. Cameras can be motorized, have night vision and be waterproof. If there is any trouble near your property, these easy-to-operate video cameras can offer a crystal-clear look at the source. They can also be installed inside your business to keep an eye on employees and customers during normal business hours. If you have any suspicions, cameras give proof. Having a system of security cameras is basically like being your own security guard. You can check on your business when you want, and there is nothing that can replace having a set of eyes on property.
Reinforced Door Jambs & Deadbolts
Locking up your business at night means it’s secure, right? Deadbolts are only as secure as their strike plates. If your deadbolt doesn’t already have a strike plate, check out the ones available at your local hardware store. They’re inexpensive and could save you from a messy intrusion. You might also consider reinforcing the door frame as well, to prevent forced entry. Family Handyman offers a great tutorial on these projects.
We continue to place more and more faith in our technology, and so it becomes increasingly more important to make sure that our cyber information is protected, as much, if not more than, our physical information. One of the most obvious ways to protect information is by using strong and different passwords for all your accounts. Use a free password generator, and all the passwords can be stored in a password manager. While it may be tempting to just use “password123,” for everything, don’t do it! Make sure they are random and change them often, especially when an employee parts ways from the company. Password protect as much as possible to minimize the chance of hacking.
From Norton to McAfee and more, there are many options when it comes to protecting your computers against malware. Pricing and level of protection vary greatly, so you are sure to find one that fits your budget. Some are specifically made for small business budgets, such as Symantec. Be sure to enable automatic alerts and updates! There is no point in having a security system that is not kept up to date and working properly.
Don’t let the security of your business be a source of stress. Make small investments in helpful technology that can keep you protected. Physical and cyber security are both important, and there are cost-effective ways to manage both.
Making your business more secure only increases its value. When you are ready to sell, you can explain in detail to a potential buyer what you have done, why you have done it and most important, how it has been of benefit to the business and you as the owner. If you have questions about valuing or selling your business, you are welcome to schedule a time to talk with me.