What You Need to Know About Office Security

Many offices downplay the need for security. It’s a pain for employees to be swiping their key card at every door, and it’s costly to obtain, regulate, and replace key cards for every individual. Your company’s information, however, is highly valuable, and the risk of a breach is not a threat to take lightly. Depending on the nature of your business, you may be at increased risk of a security breach. It’s important to understand the different methods of office security and to know which are the most beneficial to your site.

Intrusion Detector

Intruder detection is a software feature, geared towards protecting information. If a computer is broken into and material taken, intruder detection analyzes the typing pattern of the thief to better identify him or her after the fact.


Closed circuit television, also known as video surveillance, is a common method of maintaining office security. Depending on the size of your office, you may want a security guard watching those feeds as they come in. It may only be necessary, however, to have a record of what happened on file, to watch after the fact. People are far less likely to steal with a camera staring them down.

Visitor Management Systems

Visitors, volunteers, or vendors can sometimes enter company premises without being suitably screened. In order to prevent that, implement a visitor management system like Safe Visitor Solutions for office buildings and private properties.

Motion Detectors

A motion detector sets off an alarm when motion is detected nearby. While obviously not a practical element during business hours, motion detectors are a great way to provide nighttime security to your office.

Barbed Wire Fence

Sometimes you want to keep burglars out–and sometimes you also want to keep out pedestrians. For instance, if your company specializes in toxic material, you’ll want to protect both the pedestrian (and yourself, from a lawsuit) by making it impossible for non-employees to get too close.

Fire Extinguishers and Suppression Systems

Not every threat to company property comes in the form of a thief. Fires can begin accidentally, or be started by a vengeful employee. Suppression systems and fire extinguishers should be available throughout the office to help stop a fire in its tracks.

Not every office will need all of these security measures. Depending on the size of your company, and the nature of your business, only some of these security measures will be right for you. Always err on the side of safety, and keep your office protected from any threats.

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