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Why Is Corporate Security So Important?

Corporate security is extremely important for a number of reasons. Businesses have various areas that they need to protect, from their employees to their online files. However, there’s still many that don’t have a system in place to enhance security. Below, we’ve shared a few of the top reasons why corporate security is so important, as well as a few of the most common security systems.

Employee Safety

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Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, you are obliged to ensure that your employees are safe whilst they are at work. Employee safety should be your number 1 priority; without them, your business is likely to not succeed so it’s important that they feel safe whilst working. If any of your employees tend to stay in the workplace after hours, it’s even more essential to ensure that you have a security system in place. In addition to their physical safety, it’s also important to protect their personal data that you have stored.

Data Protection

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As we mentioned above, your employees’ personal data should be protected, but there’s also various other data that will need to protected by corporate security. For example, client information. You are likely to store various confidential information about your clients and it’s your obligation to protect this; particularly with the GDPR coming into force in May 2018. You’ll also have company information that needs to be protected such as product information (plans, designs, etc.) and financial data.

Computers/Files

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Cyber security is also just as important when considering your corporate security. Think about all of the files and data stored on your computer, could you afford to have that all stolen? Simple steps can be taken to increase cyber security such as strong passwords, 2 factor authentication, anti-malware software and more.

What Security Systems Are Best For Corporate Security?

Security systems can be bespoke to your specific requirements; you may need a simple system or a more complex system for large properties. A few of the most common systems businesses opt for are CCTV, security lighting, alarm systems and access control systems. However, there’s many more systems that could work for you. To find out what would be best for your business, get in touch with a professional company like us at Matrix Fire & Security! Give us a call on 01296 614440 or fill out our online contact form.

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