How many times has your office been broken into this year? At some point, you will need to upgrade your commercial security. Although this isn’t easy to do on your own, at least you will have some support from the experts at Village Lock and Key. in the meantime, here are some tips for how to keep intruders out of your office space.
What Employees Can Do
Employees should always keep an eye on their valuables. When you get up to leave your desk, keep your valuables on your person or lock them in a secure cabinet on your desk or in a filing cabinet that no one else knows about; make sure you don’t lose the keys. Whenever someone comes in, and you don’t recognize them, ask them who they are and what business they have in your office – this shouldn’t only be something for the office manager or receptionist to do, depending on the size of your business. Keep personal plans separate from work-related conversations or functions. If you see any doors, windows, or locks that have been tampered with, then say something. Assuming that someone else has already done this will only cause the situation to go from bad to worse.
What Managers Can Do
Managers also bear some responsibility for protecting their commercial space. Since they are in a position of authority, they are obligated to set a good example, especially if the teammates in their division are newly-on-boarded or look to their supervisors for guidance. Screen all applicants and run some background checks to make sure that any new employees won’t present a potential risk to your operations. Look for weaknesses in your company’s security. All of these flaws can be diagnosed by experienced locksmiths, who can also upgrade conventional lock-and-key setups to something a bit more sophisticated.
What Building Owners Can Do
Now let’s look at what building owners can do to ensure commercial security as well. While managers can seek out commercial locksmiths with the tools, training, and expertise that your company needs, it’s up to the company’s leadership to sign a deal and create a contract. Building owners can also increase security measures by giving the tenants the codes to any new electronic or magnetic locks, and the access for any biometric scanning that could be put in place – government contractors, no matter what industry they’re in, need to be kept as secure as possible.
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