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4 Ways Technology Can Keep Your Business More Secure

By carefully picking and choosing which security solutions to deploy, you can keep your physical assets secure while keeping your human assets happy.

In today’s world, it’s important to do all you can to protect your business. The challenge in this is that new threats are emerging all the time. Fortunately, cutting-edge technology continues to evolve to overcome these security risks. To ensure your assets stay safe, here are four ways that technology can help keep your business more secure.

Limit Access

Controlling access to certain parts of your facility is a key part of your overall security strategy. In the past, though, controlling access meant creating physical keys for people to use on locks. These keys, unfortunately, are fairly easy to copy, meaning if people wanted to enter these controlled areas with ill-intent, there was not much stopping them. Now, however, you can issue the keys you need quickly and easily using Bluetooth-enabled locks. Then, if there’s a problem, you can simply deactivate the keys before any damage occurs.

Keep an Eye on Things

New technology has done much to improve security cameras, including improving the image quality and shrinking the size of the cameras. As camera technology continues to develop, you always have “eyes in the sky” that can help you catch wrongdoers. Many cameras can be network-connected, which allows you to access the live feed from wherever you are. Plus, in some cases, having cameras in your business could qualify you for an insurance discount since cameras do a great job of discouraging people from committing crimes.

Protect Your Data

 

For small businesses, especially, enterprise-level data security used to be something they could just dream about. Now, though, with cloud-based data security solutions, it is easy for businesses of all sizes to guard their digital data from cybercriminals. Without a doubt, this type of security is vitally important, as breaches in data security could expose your customers to identity theft, which could bring about serious consequences for your business.

Alert the Authorities

Though security systems have been around for a long time, they continue to evolve to help deter crime and alert the authorities if a crime does occur. One of the biggest advances in security systems is their ability to link to your phone, which allows you to arm and disarm them remotely and check-in to ensure everything is okay at your business. With the falling cost of security systems and low monthly monitoring fees, there’s no reason that your business shouldn’t have a security system installed.

Without a doubt, protecting your business is a vital part of your job. At the same time, you don’t want to overdo it to the point that your customers and employees feel as though they’re walking into a prison. By carefully picking and choosing which security solutions to deploy, you can keep your physical assets secure while keeping your human assets happy.

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"Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan."

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