Starting a new business or maintaining your current offices can be exciting, invigorating and a little stressful. You have a lot to think about; depending on your business, this might include inventory, profit, scheduling, staffing, buying and other factors. But one thing that is probably at the forefront of everyone’s mind in security. You want to protect your assets, investments, and maintain your own security in keeping your business running. Risk comes in all forms, and 24/7 Locksmith is here to help.

Cybersecurity

Starting a new business or maintaining your current offices can be exciting, invigorating and a little stressful. You have a lot to think about; depending on your business, this might include inventory, profit, scheduling, staffing, buying and other factors. But one thing that is probably at the forefront of everyone’s mind in security. You want to protect your assets, investments, and maintain your own security in keeping your business running. Risk comes in all forms, and 24/7 Locksmith is here to help.
This risk is relatively new, though it has been around for decades. More and more companies are becoming the targets of cyberattacks with massive data breaches occurring frequently. That’s why it’s important to protect your digital information and assets. There are a few different ways to do that.
1. Limit Access. Only allow employees to access sites and data files that are necessary for their job functions. The more people who have access to a file, the more likely it is that the information will be compromised. That doesn’t mean that your information will always be targeted by an employee with ill intentions. However, an employee with access to unnecessary sites and personal email might click a link that downloads malware.
2. Use firewalls. Using firewalls allows communication within a specified network and can block communication that is not related to the business. This can limit any unauthorized access that comes from outside your business.
3. Isolate your financial records and transactions. You can limit online access for a computer that is designated for recordkeeping, limiting points of exposure. By setting up protocols and reporting structures for employees, you can also take steps here that might benefit your financial security.

Physical Security

While we now have to be very mindful of digital threats, physical threats are still very real. From theft to access issues, protecting your physical space and assets is essential to the success of your business. This can take many forms.
1. Safes. Having a safe can add an extra layer of security for your most valuable business assets. For example, many retail businesses will lock away excess cash, only keeping enough for daily business in the locked registers that are accessed during transactions. At 24/7 Locksmith, we offer a variety of commercial safes and can make sure it is installed properly.
2. Security locks. Basic lock hardware often doesn’t provide enough peace of mind for businesses. You might also need to limit access to different areas of your building for different employees. That’s why our expert locksmiths are ready to help install any new locks quickly and properly so that you don’t miss out on any valuable business.
3. Policies and procedures for incidents. Being prepared is key to success in any situation, but especially when it comes to a business. If you have additional employees, each one introduces a new level of risk solely because one more person has access. If an employee leaves in a less than amicable manner, you should have an action plan for re-keying or changing locks as necessary. The same is true when an employee accidentally loses a key. Furthermore, if you have a storefront where one or two individuals might be on their own when opening or closing, then you should be prepared for any accidental lockouts. Luckily, 24/7 Locksmith can be on hand in any situation.
Located in Lexington, Kentucky, 24/7 Locksmith offers lock and key services to the Central Kentucky area including Lexington, Nicholasville, Richmond and Winchester. For more on how we can help you secure your business, contact us today.