How many different pieces of equipment are used by your business every day? We don’t just mean things like screwdrivers and wrenches—what about laptops? Handheld scanners? Specialized instruments?
A strong physical security program should protect your organization against major threats like crime, natural disasters, and pandemics. It should also protect against day-to-day risks by tracking who is coming and going from your facility, who is using expensive equipment, and where they are going with that equipment.
It’s amazing how many hidden costs you uncover when you look into how your business manages its equipment. For businesses of any size in any industry, streamlining how you track and manage your equipment is an excellent way to protect your bottom line.
Every business eventually has to deal with theft. You shouldn’t feel overwhelmed about this, though; it’s a manageable problem.
Higher education can be an intense experience not just for students, but also for the faculty and support staff. Building a safe and secure environment for all stakeholders can greatly improve academic outcomes.
By its very nature, the service industry is in a constant search for ways to improve and optimize the customer experience. Quicker sign in, improved staff workflow, and offering a personalized experience for each customer are all ways hotels aim to set themselves apart in an increasingly competitive industry. As a result, they’re turning to new methods and technologies to give themselves a competitive edge; the most recent trend we’re seeing in hotels and hospitality is the usage of handheld tablets, phones and iPods to staff members, concierges, and directly into rooms for customer use. The initiative has been put in place to enable staff to better serve customers and to help remain engaged in their day-to-day work. So you can expect a bit more than a mint on your pillow next time when you check into your hotel room for your next trip.
As we all know, theft and asset loss are an unfortunate part of running a business. According to recent studies, 25% of employees have lost important assets relating to their job, and shoplifting combined with Employee Fraud and Theft cost retailers nearly $50 billion last year. While there are many tools to mitigate this loss, human error will always be present among even the most careful employees.
Many people see asset management systems only as ways to protect their company’s electronics and hardware from theft. But current security technology collecting real-time, location-based data is also effective at protecting your company against a range of insider threats.
Managing electronic assets at your business is difficult enough without having to worry about your staff’s personal devices. But this has become a common problem with the advent of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) expectations at many companies. Sometimes the expectation is pushed by employees, but sometimes it’s driven by employers themselves.
Determining the correct amount of protection to give your assets and facilities can be difficult. Ensuring you use only the most cost-effective security solutions requires you to first have a good understanding of your unique security threats and operational needs.