Businesses face all kinds of security threats including vandalism, theft, and burglary. The amount of risk a particular business face depends on its size, location, accessibility, industry, and much more. Securing the office perimeter is a task of major concern for most organizations and institutions. Keeping people and assets safe and secure is exasperating task businesses have to deal with on an everyday basis. Applying security procedures that have worked overtime for businesses that are concerned about their security can save businesses a lot of trouble. Let’s walk through some tips that have proven effective in keeping workplaces safe.  

Designing and Communicating a Security Strategy 

Creating and communicating a security strategy is of crucial importance in ensuring employees’ cooperation in maintaining security. Your security strategy begins with your security objectives i.e.  What you want to achieve from your security system. Your security strategy should specify how your staff should make proper use of the equipment while following protocols established by your security policy. Your security strategy should also cover aspects like maintaining the confidentiality of data and documents and handling tactics in case of breach of pre-established security protocols, approach to secure perimeter, and protocols to deal with an emergency situation.  

Keep Important Stuff under “Lock and Key” 

Having high-security locks and keys in place along with advanced safes should be a primary component of your security measures. Having these security tools in place will ensure that all your confidential equipment and documents of high importance are safely secured and will not go missing. Keeping things under lock and key is the most possible inexpensive way of preventing illegal and unauthorized access to critical information and high-value equipment.  However, Keys may come with the risk of loss and multiplication over time compromising the access control program. It is therefore important to ensure accountability, maintenance, and cooperation by the staff in possession of keys to prevent unauthorized access through duplication of lost and stolen keys. Another important aspect of using locks and keys is to have trusted key holders in place. Their contact details must always be updated to ensure they are always reachable in case of an emergency.   

Install a Security Grade Safe 

Another option is to install a high-security grade, fireproof Safe that also complies with insurance standards. The Safe can be made extremely inaccessible by changing the combination regularly and limiting the number of people who are privy to the combination.  

Tag Your Equipment 

One of the best ways to prevent in-house theft is to assign all your office equipment and inventory trackable codes with a unique mark that represents your company’s ownership. Using bar code scanners helps you maintain the record of available equipment and inventory and prevent shrinkage by making your items recognizable enough to evade security protocols.  

Implement Badge and Pass Control 

Implementing photo ID badges for employees and distinguishable visitor passes serve as instant identification that can help apply access control measures. It helps your security staff to prevent unnecessary interference by restricting access of unauthorized individuals to certain areas, machinery, and equipment. It also gives peace of mind that only authorized people have access to your premises.  

Using Technology for Access Control 

Security Industry has advanced tremendously over the years and security systems have become more versatile than ever. Installing and RFID and password-based door access including turnstiles, face recognition, and biometric readers that allow only authorized individuals to enter or exit certain areas will help in regulating the access control system by restricting access to workstations, file rooms,  and warehouse or inventory storage.  Your access control system cannot be compromised by duplication unlike keys and can also provide historical reports for tracking the activity. Moreover staying on top of your bills is very important unpaid bills can result in the cut-off of your CCTV and security system.   

Installing CCTV and Alarm System 

Installing a CCTV system act as a visual deterrence to discourage potential intruders from attempting any criminal activity. Alarms, on the other hand, are visually silent until the occurrence of an unusual activity that triggers them or they detect any perimeter breach. Once triggered, alarms are extremely helpful in turning the culprits away before they could cause any real damage. Installing CCTV and alarm systems at the less prominent areas like corridors, back alleys, parking, and entrances and exit that are not so frequently used will increase security by giving full coverage to the areas generally preferred by intruders. CCTV and Alarm Systems when monitored by a security company can be tremendously helpful as they can handle the situation quickly and professionally as soon as the alarm is raised or activity is detected on camera.  

Rely on a Reputable Security Company 

Finally, you need to have an efficient security team of experienced professionals to plan, devise and implement security strategies for your business that can also ensure your security system is well maintained. A presence of security guards from a reputable company that supplies highly trained and refined staff will not just secure your place of business but also impress visitors while saving on time and resources. You can begin improving your security today by contacting Syndicate Alpha for one-stop security solutions. If you would like to discuss your security measures with Syndicate Alpha, talk to our experienced team today by making a phone call at 02036429510 or visiting our site at We provide security services to various sectors throughout the UK in a cost-efficient manner. You can also email your queries to us at