Protecting Your Physical Business Even as You Work From Home

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These days, most of us are starting to work from home due to the pandemic. This has made it a lot more comfortable for some of us, but for managers and company CEOs, it’s actually created a lot of stress. This is because we rely on our staff to help keep our office buildings and stores safe. Now that there’s nobody going in and out of the store on a regular basis, there’s a concern that thieves may attempt to break into our stores to steal our products and critical information.

As such, it’s important to invest in your business by making sure that your store is protected at all times. In this post, we’re going to offer a couple of suggestions that will help you find the best solutions for your business.

Always work with local professionals

Whether it’s an emergency locksmith or a local cybersecurity professional, it’s important to try and work with people who are physically close to your business premises. This ensures that if there’s ever a problem, you can phone them and have them come to your location as quickly as possible to solve any potential issues.

This saves a lot of time and hassle, especially if you’re struggling with certain security-related issues such as alarms not working correctly, camera feeds dropping and so on. It’s important that you fix these problems as soon as possible, but it’s still important to have local professionals available to give you a hand when needed.

Consider moving out any stock or valuable products if you won’t be at your premises

It’s a good idea to move anything valuable out of your premises if you plan to work from home for a long time. This can be difficult depending on the type of store you run. For instance, if you have a lot of large and heavy machinery, then it’s impractical to move it out of your store. However, it also makes it hard for thieves to steal, so you should be fine as long as it can’t be tampered with or broken.

However, if you have smaller items such as laptops, computer components, or even jewellery, then it might be worth packing everything up and moving it to a more secure storage location. If this isn’t an option, then you’ll just need to bolster your business’s physical defences.

Make sure you visit it regularly for maintenance reasons

It’s still a good idea to check up on your business every week or so to ensure that there’s nothing strange going on. For instance, if you notice that people have broken a lock or there are signs of attempted break-ins, then you may need to install more security options such as retail security cameras to both deter criminals and also catch them in the act.

You may also want to do regular maintenance if you need to leave computers turned on in your premises. This is important if you have a remote server set up to allow your workers to access their work computers from home.

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