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Sadly, one of the main concerns of business owners these days is security. There are many threats that target businesses. With district attorneys in certain large cities refusing to prosecute shoplifting for ideological reasons, theft is a bigger threat than ever before. There are also other threats to contend with, many of them digital in nature and originating from thousands of miles away. If you want to protect your growing business, security must be a priority.

Watch Your Employees

Sadly, a lot of theft actually comes from within a company via its own employees as opposed to outsiders. You may be shocked to hear that 75 percent of all businesses are the victims of employee theft. Chances are that your own employees will try to steal from you at some point. With this in mind, you need to re-think security. Make sure all your employees are well supervised at all times. They should even be monitored with equipment like cameras. Put a strong emphasis on weeding out possible thieves during the recruitment and hiring process and only promote people into management roles that are absolutely trustworthy.

Invest in Real Time Monitoring

Properly managing your business’s security requires being aware of your business’s security status at all times. This should be accomplished through real time monitoring. This should include the monitoring of the physical security of your stores, factories or other facilities. It should also include the monitoring of your company network and computer hardware. If threats are detected, you should be notified immediately. Today, this can be done via alerts sent directly to your smartphone. If you are made aware of a break-in immediately, you can alert the police much quicker. Alternatively, if you are made aware of a hack while it’s in progress, you can tell your IT staff to address it quicker to lessen the harm that’s done. Being able to act faster could mean being able to save thousands of dollars or even more.

Test Your Systems

However, it isn’t only thieves that steal from you in person that you have to worry about. Cyber criminals can cause even more harm to a business. This is often because they target a business’s customers. Getting hacked can destroy your business’s reputation. It can even lead to class action lawsuits by customers against your company for not having adequate cyber security. Overall, you should never be satisfied that your cyber security systems are fine as is. Instead, you must remain vigilant. This requires constantly updating your software, monitoring your systems and performing routine security measures like penetration testing to see how difficult it would be for a hacker to target your computer systems.

Invest in Security Guards

In recent decades, the security industry has become mostly about technology. While technology should certainly play a strong role in securing a business of any size, physical security performed by human beings still remains vitally important. Without the action of people, after all, little can be done to actually remove criminals from physical premises. Human beings also have things that computer programs do not, namely critical thinking skills and street smarts. A trained security guard should be able to spot and ascertain whether something or someone is an actual threat or not. They should then be able to take the appropriate action to protect your business. Without actual security guards, any action taken to stop criminals could be greatly delayed.

Control Access

Lastly, if you really want to secure your business, you must attempt to control access to it. This includes physical access to your buildings as well as digital access to your computer networks. The more tightly controlled access is, the less likely you are to be victimized by criminals. If criminals, for example, have no feasible way of accessing your warehouse without the proper ID cards, the chances of a burglary occurring is greatly lessened. This is also the case for your computer network. Only a very small number of employees should be allowed to access it, and that access should be closely monitored.


Overall, if you want your business to continue to grow and prosper, you must invest in security. This includes security for the physical aspects of your facilities. It also includes cyber security for your computer systems. Without it, you will surely become the victim of theft, hacking and other crimes.

By Anurag Rathod

Anurag Rathod is an Editor of, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.