High-Tech Ways to Combat Construction Site Theft

Each year, thefts of equipment on construction sites and farms cost U.S. businesses and individuals between $300 million and $1 billion, according to a report by The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Thefts vastly outnumber fires, vandalism, collisions and a variety of other accidents and incidents that threaten security on construction sites across the nation.

Surveillance camera in a construction site.

From valuable copper wire to expensive pieces of equipment, construction sites are packed with items that attract thieves. But traditional forms of security, such as having guards on-site, are costly and often ineffective at stopping thieves equipped with modern technologies.

Luckily, construction companies have a wide range of options when it comes to utilizing cutting-edge security to keep their investments safe.…

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The Rise of Do-It-Yourself Home Business Security

Running a home business? If so, then home security is even more important for you. Not only protecting your personal well-being, but you also need to protect your business’ continuity.  Indeed, it’s essential for peace of mind. It doesn’t matter if you live in a normally safe neighborhood. Unwanted, nefarious intrusions can happen anywhere, at any time.

Business premise security padlock

For a long time, folks have been relying on security companies to guarantee their protection. However, many people are now finding it better to find their own ways of securing their home business. Here are some ways you can perform DIY home security.

Secure the Exterior of Your House

The outside of your house is what a criminal is going to use to determine whether it’s worth breaking into.…

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4 Small Business Security Tips for Managers and Owners

Owning, managing, or even working for a small business means that you have a specific extra amount of freedom with particular aspects of your job. But it also means that security can be a more important consideration than you might consider otherwise. Even a small flaw in security for a business that’s just starting up or has a small client base can lead to dire consequences.

Online security

That’s why everyone involved in a small business situation has to pay attention to email security, daily updating habits regarding software and hardware, password best practices for everyone involved in the company, and basic knowledge of encryption, especially where it concerns private client information.…

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Are Smart Locks The Smart Choice for Business Owners?

For business owners, their company is their livelihood, so it makes sense to want the best kind of security system in place for your office. The only trouble with that is there are many different types of door locks and security systems available — and some are more technologically advanced than others. Business owners are now faced with the option to use a traditional door lock, or upgrade to a more techy “smart” lock.

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And while you may be keen to put your faith in the technology of a smart lock, it may not be the best move for your business.…

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Ways To Improve The Cyber Security For Your Small Business

Owning a small business provides many perks, but unfortunately there is one major pitfall when it comes to being a small business owner and that is being vulnerable to a cyber attack. Small businesses can be easy targets for cyber attacks as many small businesses simply don’t have the resources and money to put into a huge IT team to ensure that all of their important business and client information and documents is secure.

Cyber security

With a little training and education though, you can make yourself and your business less vulnerable to a cyber attack. Here are a few ways to improve the cyber security for your small business.…

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Tips For Protecting Your Small Business Online And Off

There has been a ton of focus put on protecting businesses online, and that is an important thing to do for both your business and the safety of your customers. You should also be making sure that your business has protection offline. Even if you work from home and your business is all virtual you still have things, like your computer itself, that need protection.

Protecting and securing digital business assets

Having A Secure Business Space

Having a secure business space is important, even if you run your business out of your own home. That means having security set up, and knowing what to do in case you do get robbed.…

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3 Ways to Increase Security As It Pertains to Your Business

Security might not be the first thing you think of when you decide to start a business, but it’s a very important part of the entire picture. Security comes in many different forms. In the realm of business, security applies to safety of a building from looters and thieves, safety for employees from anything going wrong in the workplace that will cause you to be liable, safety includes keeping employee and customer records hidden from the prying eyes of hackers, and it includes much more than this.

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The point is that safety should be a number one concern because when customers and employees don’t feel secure, or there is high risk of damage being inflicted upon assets, the welfare of your business as a whole can be jeopardized.…

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5 Ways to Run a Secure Business

Running any kind of business involves a lot of risk. From the daunting prospect of your company going bust due to financial problems to health and safety hazards that may exist, it is important you minimise all such possibilities occurring.

Business security and safety

There are many different areas to consider when aiming to successfully run a safe and secure business. Make a note of the following five points and ensure they are being implemented within your company.

Safe Recruitment

Effective recruitment is important for every business, whatever industry it may be in. Using a specialist recruitment consultant for your sector can be a good way to pick out the best people for any positions you have open, and it can also provide the added bonus of ensuring they are all safe to employ.…

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How to Use Psychology to Prevent Theft at Work

CEOs – whenever you hear the word “thief” you may think of someone who is outside your company. Unfortunately, there’s a worrying trend that theft is likely to be done by your very own employees.

Office worker is stealing toilet paper from employer

It’s often difficult to understand why your staffs would do that, but some surveys reveal the trend. Here’s one: Data Label, a company that produces data labels like asset tags and security labels, released a study that reveals the current state of theft at work. The survey is on adults aged over 18, asked this very basic but important question: “Have you ever stolen something from your place of work?” The figure is quite ‘interesting’: 20 percent of the 1,985 respondents admitted that they had stolen from their workplace.…

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Identifying the Best Security Option for your Business

Australia is one of the safer countries in the world for businesses to operate in. Most Australian business operators have the confidence to maintain the success of their business without being exposed to major security risks that affects their business’s premises.

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Even though the risk is much smaller compared to other countries, businesses should implement security measures that can prevent, deter or help them better manage the security of their business premises. In industries such as banking and finance, mining, hospitality, healthcare, there is a need to have strong security measures in place that will prevent the threat of theft or damages that could further negatively impact the business’s operations.…

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