Securing our car yard after hours

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Securing our car yard after hours

Our car yard contains nearly all of our business assets so when we have vandals break in and create havoc with our cars, our whole business suffers. A lot of the time it's just teenagers causing trouble so it's important to make sure our security is visible and a little scary to them to try and convince them to move on. We use a combination of locks and chains, security dogs and big signs talking about the cameras we have in the yard. This blog is all about having a good security plan for your business when you're not there.


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Although few office managers keep much by way of petty cash on their premises nowadays, theft remains a problem in Australian offices. These days, more and more crime against businesses is being reported via internet scams. The nature of office crime may be changing but the security measures that businesses have in place don't always develop as criminal activity does. If you run a business or are responsible for the management in an office, then you should make sure that your enterprise is geared up with modern security systems. If you rely solely on measures that were put in place even a decade ago, then you could easily find yourself the target of professional thieves. What sort of security measures should you be looking into? 

High Definition Imaging

A lot of commercial office blocks will have invested in CCTV over the years. This form of monitoring is seen in virtually every Australian town and city. However, old-fashioned cameras and videotapes are not reliable, especially when the tapes are reused time after time. All too often, the pictures are grainy and fail to identify potential culprits. Modern cameras are better, offer high definition images that you can zoom into and can be stored for much longer on digital servers. What's more many monitoring systems of this nature can transmit their video to remote smart devices over the internet.

Swipe Card Access

Preventing unwarranted access to your business premises means being able to allow office workers in and providing a safe environment for them. Swipe card systems, as used in the majority of Australian hotels, are so much better than code entry systems. This is because swipe cards can be rescinded if one goes missing or is stolen. By contrast, everyone needs to learn a new code if you have to swap yours for a new one and it can be given out to inappropriate people too easily. Swipe card access systems also allow you to monitor who is accessing your office out of normal working hours.

Cyber Security Systems

No office can rely on a firewall alone to prevent problems of criminals accessing their digital records nowadays. Preventing access to your network means keeping Wi-Fi keys secret and installing cyber security software on every computer terminal that is allowed to operate in the workplace. Office managers should know that taking measures to preventing hacking and extortion is a high priority for all businesses, large and small, these days.