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Six Technologies that Will Help Secure Your Business Assets

Hannah Whittenly

August 06, 2013

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Security is one of the most important aspects of any business, regardless of the type of business you own. Protecting your assets can be the difference between success and failure, and, in many cases, can even cost you a significant amount of money.

There are a variety of techniques and technologies that you can use to help protect your business. They range from computer systems and alarm systems to electronic identification cards and redundant computer password protection. The following six technologies will help secure all types of physical and electronic assets.

Building Alarms

Building alarms are essential to keeping your business assets safe. Make sure all windows, doors, and any other building openings are rigged so that anything passing through during non-business hours will set the alarm off.

When you decide to install alarms at your business, make sure the company offers alarm monitoring as part of the package. Alarm monitoring will ensure that someone is available to respond to your alarm and contact the local authorities when someone is trying to break into your business.

Computer Access Controls

Your company's most valuable information is likely stored within your computer system. Computer access controls should be installed onto every computer, effectively eliminating the chance that anyone would be able to steal valuable information.

Thorough background checks should also be performed on anyone that you decide to give access to before you hire them. Valuable company information in the wrong hands could cost you a fortune.

Install a CCTV System

CCTV cameras often deter criminals because they offer an effective way to determine a thief's identity.

Your CCTV camera system should directly link back to your computer system at home or in another secure offsite location. This will prevent any potential thieves from gaining access and stealing your footage. Make sure to have one installed in every area of your business.

Electronic Identification Cards

An electronic identification card system secures your assets by only allowing relevant individuals into your building. Give each of your employees an individual ID card that will be used every time they attempt to access your business. People without ID cards will not be allowed onto the premises, effectively protecting your assets from unwanted attention.


If your business deals with a lot of expensive metal products, metal detectors may not be a bad idea.

Regardless of how much time and effort you put into hiring trustworthy employees, there is always a chance that someone with bad intentions may attempt to steal your products. Install detectors at a designated exit area so you can be sure that none of your employees are stealing from you.

Hand Print Scanners

If you deal with especially sensitive materials, then hand print scanners are essential.

Hand print scanners only allow access to employees who have had their hand prints entered into the system. There is no possible way that they can transfer their hand prints to other individuals who may want to do your business harm.


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