Published by Rosie on December 10th, 2012 in Safes
Before setting up business and hiring staff, or when expanding your current business, office security should be your primary concern. When relocating your firm, consider whether the new location is more ‘risky’, should more security measure be put in place. As an employer, it is your duty to ensure that the workplace is a safe and secure environment to be in, without risk and worry of office theft, you and your staff can get along and do the job at hand.
When running a successful business, it should also be at the top of your agenda to prevent the loss of important documents and data. In compliance with the Data Protection Act, you should ensure that all sensitive and private information is safe from public eyes and from theft. Confidential documents such as client details and customers sensitive information should remain safe and it is your job to prevent that information from falling into the wrong hands.
The obvious choice would be to ensure you have a lockable safe in the workplace. We would also highly recommend that all offices should have at least one lockable filing cabinet. One of the highest losses in the office is through acts of employee dishonesty and is committed by individuals that have direct access to cash, inventory and the company’s record keeping system, however thefts are also carried out by people outside of the company.
With the use of a security safe, you can ensure that you are not the target of burglary. In the unfortunate event of a fire, all information and money contained within a safe are in the real sense of the word, safe! No one ever thinks they will be the target of burglary or fire until it actually happens, however by then it’s too late to take the necessary steps needed protect your home or business. Not even a good insurance deal can protect your when certain information or items of monetary value are lost. Using a security safe and a security filing cabinet would be your best and most valuable investments whilst also offering you peace of mind. We have a fantastic selection from Chubb, Phoenix, Secureline and Sentry which a variety of lockable options and fire resistances.
Important information which must be kept safe includes the following:
- Social Security numbers
- Income records
- Pensions & annuities info
- Mortgage interest
- Interest income statements
- State & local income tax refunds
Remember, we are no longer a paper society and are increasingly relying on technology for the storage of our important data. In this information economy, it is this data which is every business’s critical asset. Protect it; always ensure that customer, client, employee and your business’s sensitive information is well guarded and you can ensure your companies wellbeing.