Business Security Policies You Need To Consider

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Having well defined security policies are essential for your business security.  Everyone within the business needs to understand their role in maintaining the businesses security.  They should be agreed to and signed when new employees join the company.  Existing employees should be briefed on what their responsibilities are and gaps in current business security should be discussed. 1.    Email and Social networking Your business security policies should cover appropriate content for company emails and social media sites.  Keeping your businesses sensitive information private is dependent on outlining the prevention of serious confidentiality incidents.  Employees need to understand that their communications on social media sites reflect the culture and image of the business. 2.    Visitor Management Any unauthorized or unsupervised visitors can become a threat to the safety of staff and can potentially steal sensitive information about the business.  When deciding on your business security policy you need to decide on whether staff should escort visitors at all times or only in particular areas.  A security system with access control and CCTV is the best way to monitor and control who enters your business. 3.    Non-Disclosure agreements NDA policies need to cover on communication by email, social media sites and of course verbal communication.  Without clear NDA guidelines your employees may share information about your business that can lead to legal complications. 4.    Mobile device / PDA security Smart phones can store a great deal of sensitive information about your business and can be an entry point into your network.  You should consider clear guidelines for mobile device data encryption and password policies to ensure that if they are misplaced...

What is your business security worth to you?

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Eversafe business security solutions can greatly reduce the likelihood of theft, vandalism and stock loss in your business saving you precious time, energy and money in the future.   With the use of video surveillance, Eversafe can help you detect crime, deter criminal activity and enhance the safety of your employees. What level of business security do I need? The level required is determined by the level of risk involved in your premises. You must take into consideration insurance requirements set out by your insurance provider to ensure that you are properly covered in the case of an emergency. For example, if you were a chemist, we would recommend a much higher level of security to protect things like drugs, etc. as opposed to a residence. What basic actions can I do to increase my business security? Make your business name and address clearly visible on the exterior of your premises to aide emergency services in locating your property quicker Display warning signs around your premises such as ‘no cash on premises’ to deter intruders or robberies Have effective lighting outside your business to deter vandalism and break-ins Keep detailed records of the most important assets owned by the business Protect your windows with a security screen and window locks Look for obstructions and opportunities for criminal concealment outside your business Limit the amount of cash in public view Train your staff on how to respond to serious incidents or crime on the premises   Simplify your business security with a CCTV system CCTV has become one of the most popular deterrents against property crime. With police using CCTV cameras...

Home Security Systems – Are They Worth the Dollars?

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Our security and safety needs are on the rise, and with so much media attention, how can we not feel more vulnerable, even in our own homes. Because of this we do want to be more protected in the community, homes, schools and work. However is this all just hype and are we becoming over-protective? Well, just like any purchase, buyers of home alarm systems need to decide whether the investment is worth the expense. Basically, will a home alarm system really be of help when it comes to an emergency situation? Why purchase a home alarm? Generally most people install a home alarm to prevent theft, as it provides a feeling of safety and security for your family. However there are several others reasons that might be appealing to home owners including: Personal protection and safety. Many people install a home alarm because they feel it will protect their home and possessions from theft while they are away, as well as provide an early warning system in case of intruders while they are at home. Theft deterrent. Theft deterrent differs from prevention because the offender does not enter your home in the first place. This is why many people who have purchased home alarms display the company logo in a visible place for all to see. Internal monitoring system. Some households use their home alarms as a way of monitoring those inside the home. For example in homes with teenagers, elderly or people with a mental illness. Are they worth it? The main strength of the home alarm, as far as personal security, is in its ability to...