| Office Protection: Key Ideas For All Business Owners

Posted in Small Business at 1:00 PM by Loftis Consulting

All business owners should want to provide a safe and suitable office environment for their employees. However, far too many people overlook the basics and encounter problems. With that in mind, the ideas below should help to point all entrepreneurs in the right direction. As with anything else in this world, acting fast will often help companies to save a lot of money. So, consider some of the suggestions below and put them into action as soon as possible. Team members are going to thank you for making an effort.

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CCTV

No company boss wants to arrive at work in the morning to discover the office has become a target for criminals. Still, that is something that happens to many business owners at some point. It’s easier for burglars to break into commercial premises because they know there is nobody inside. Installing some CCTV could be the best move entrepreneurs make this year. Police officers say that move helps them in a variety of different ways. CCTV could:

  • Identify the culprit
  • Provide video evidence for court cases
  • Contribute towards secure a conviction.

 

For the best prices on security cameras, it’s sensible to shop around. Some brands are better than others, and some providers offer excellent discounts.

 

Coded Door Locks

Securing the premises while people are working inside is paramount. So, it makes sense to invest in some coded door locks. Those devices will stop anyone from entering the building if they don’t know the code. There are also some products that require employees to use a digital key to gain access. Those items are not going to break the bank, but they could stop intruders dead in their tracks. With that in mind, read some online reviews to discover what other entrepreneurs think of particular brands. That should help business owners to make better decisions and avoid wasting their money on inferior products.

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Weather Protection

Sometimes criminals aren’t the only threat to an office. Indeed, adverse weather conditions could cause havoc if the business owner doesn’t take precautions. Some common issues include:

  • Frozen pipes
  • A malfunctioning heating system
  • Power cuts

 

Thankfully, the process of dealing with frozen pipes ahead of time is simple. Bosses just need to invest in some heat trace wire and fix it to all the water pipes in the building. Products of that nature help to ensure temperatures don’t drop below zero. So, frozen and cracked pipework should become a thing of the past.

There are specialists anyone can call to perform routine maintenance on their office heating system. So, it’s wise to ensure the boiler or furnace gets checked every six months. That should be enough to ensure any issues don’t go unnoticed.

When it comes to power cuts, the best solution is to purchase and install a backup generator. The business owner can then switch to the petrol-powered alternative if the worst occurs. That would allow all employees to carry on working as they otherwise would have done.

Take some of the ideas from this article and put them into practice to avoid office issues this year. None of those suggestions are going to require a substantial investment, and so most companies won’t have to stress about the cost. The biggest expense is the purchase of a generator, but it’s possible to hire those devices if money is tight at the moment.

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