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Does Reopening a Business Present New Security Challenges?

May 31st, 2020 | in Commercial Security |    0comments
Does Reopening Your Business Present Security Issues?

Reopening your business is an exciting time. Maybe you've been closed for a while or maybe you have been operating with reduced hours or maybe your employees are mostly working from home.

So, how does all of this affect commercial security? In this blog article, we're going to discuss that.

Inventory

Your inventory may be safer if you have few people in the store at any one time. And your assets may be safer if there are fewer employees in the office at one time.

Maybe.

However, we are seeing economic hardship across Canada, that many of us haven't seen in our lifetimes.

We predict that there will be increasing amounts of commercial crime over the short term. And we're already seeing increases in commercial break-ins across Canada.

Computer threats

There are also significant computer threats or risk of cyber crime that businesses didn't have to face before. Many more people are working from home, but businesses do not necessarily have the correct computer security measures in place to prevent hacking.

Another computer threat is new and clever phishing schemes disguised as COVID-19 news. Everyone wants to hear the latest on COVID-19.

It was one thing when everyone was in the office. It's a totally different animal when most people are working from home.

Recommendations

Now would be a great time to improve your security measures to protect your business. Have a professional do a computer-risk assessment of your business protocols.

Be aware that many people are desperate. They can still steal, but they will be more creative about it. Just because there are fewer bodies in the store doesn't mean your risk is less.

Improve your business security. And if you need help with that in southern Ontario, then contact us. This is our business. 

Roger’s Security Systems is an authorized Honeywell dealer and has been providing both residential and commercial security services and video surveillance equipment for over 20 years in southern Ontario.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your security needs, please call us on our toll-free number, (800) 823-8635 or email us at info@rogers-security.com.


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