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Digital and Physical Security For Your Business

Published on 16 May 15
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Investing in both physical and digital security for a business is one of the most important things that a business owner can do. Every year, billions of dollars in physical products are lost from theft and shrink. In addition, identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States today. When many people think of identity theft, they think of someone losing their wallet and a person stealing their information. However, usually what happens is criminals steal personal information from businesses, not from their wallets. It is important that business owners make the investment now in order to protect themselves and their businesses in the future.

Physical Security


If a business has a physical location selling either products or services than physical security is needed. There are many types of security investments that will not require a lot of cash that can do the job. As the owner of a business, protecting product from shrink is one of the most important things that someone can do. Losing product to shrink is a killer to the bottom line of many businesses. As technology improves, the cost of cameras are going down every year. In many cases just having cameras in and around the physical location for a business can deter a lot of crime. For instance if you own a large car dealership you may want to look into a camera service such as Pro-Vigil for help. If a business is in a particularly bad crime area, hiring security guards may be the next step in upgrading the security if the cameras do not work.


Online Security


In the technology age, online security is now more important than physical security in many industries. There is an almost unlimited amount of data out there in the internet realm, and businesses must take the first steps in protecting that data. There are many security software systems that a business can purchase in order to protect their online security. One of the best things that a business can do to protect their information is to not divulge information that is not needed on the web. In the social media age, it can be tempting to leave a lot of information out on the internet. However, smart business owners know that the first step to protecting their information is to not divulge more than they need to.


Security Programs


There are many different types of online security programs that a business can purchase in order to increase their online and digital security. Many people have used programs to find and destroy viruses on their personal computers. There are also these types of programs that protect a business network. Generally these programs are more expensive than a typical program for personal use but they are well worth the investment. These programs are generally purchased for a small fee and then paid over time in a monthly fee. As a business owner, it can be tempting to cut down on costs in any way possible. There are often many areas of a business that are waste and not productive to the business that can be cut. However, in the information age that we currently live in, online security is not one of those areas. Instead of viewing online security as an expense, a smart business owner should view it more as an investment in protecting his or her business. There are many businesses over the years that have not spent the money upfront to protect their product and information online. Fixing the problem after an incident happens is much more expensive in terms of both time and money. At the end of the day, spending the time and money up front will help save money and time in the long run.







Investing in both physical and digital security for a business is one of the most important things that a business owner can do. Every year, billions of dollars in physical products are lost from theft and shrink. In addition, identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States today. When many people think of identity theft, they think of someone losing their wallet and a person stealing their information. However, usually what happens is criminals steal personal information from businesses, not from their wallets. It is important that business owners make the investment now in order to protect themselves and their businesses in the future.
Physical Security

If a business has a physical location selling either products or services than physical security is needed. There are many types of security investments that will not require a lot of cash that can do the job. As the owner of a business, protecting product from shrink is one of the most important things that someone can do. Losing product to shrink is a killer to the bottom line of many businesses. As technology improves, the cost of cameras are going down every year. In many cases just having cameras in and around the physical location for a business can deter a lot of crime. For instance if you own a large car dealership you may want to look into a camera service such as Pro-Vigil for help. If a business is in a particularly bad crime area, hiring security guards may be the next step in upgrading the security if the cameras do not work.

Online Security

In the technology age, online security is now more important than physical security in many industries. There is an almost unlimited amount of data out there in the internet realm, and businesses must take the first steps in protecting that data. There are many security software systems that a business can purchase in order to protect their online security. One of the best things that a business can do to protect their information is to not divulge information that is not needed on the web. In the social media age, it can be tempting to leave a lot of information out on the internet. However, smart business owners know that the first step to protecting their information is to not divulge more than they need to.

Security Programs

There are many different types of online security programs that a business can purchase in order to increase their online and digital security. Many people have used programs to find and destroy viruses on their personal computers. There are also these types of programs that protect a business network. Generally these programs are more expensive than a typical program for personal use but they are well worth the investment. These programs are generally purchased for a small fee and then paid over time in a monthly fee. As a business owner, it can be tempting to cut down on costs in any way possible. There are often many areas of a business that are waste and not productive to the business that can be cut. However, in the information age that we currently live in, online security is not one of those areas. Instead of viewing online security as an expense, a smart business owner should view it more as an investment in protecting his or her business. There are many businesses over the years that have not spent the money upfront to protect their product and information online. Fixing the problem after an incident happens is much more expensive in terms of both time and money. At the end of the day, spending the time and money up front will help save money and time in the long run.

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