A physical security breach can cost you more than just lost property – it can leave you liable for damages, particularly when it comes to data. And for British Columbia-based businesses, the potential damage to reputation and legal costs can be enormous.
One needn’t look further than the recent loss of an unencrypted hard drive by the British Columbia government that exposed the personal data of 3.4 million people, an incident resulting in a ruling by the province’s privacy commissioner that the government failed to provide adequate physical security measures.
Or the class-action suit against Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, the provincial government’s private insurer, seeking damages as a result of an employee gaining access to confidential records.
These cases highlight the duty of care required by organizations to safeguard access to sensitive data, whether it is paper-based or electronic.
Don’t Put Yourself At Risk
While Vancouver property crimes in 2016 are down 11% over the previous year, companies must still be vigilant in protecting their premises and employees from security breaches.
And with more and more people using their own personal electronic devices for work-related activities, workplaces can be an enticing target for would-be thieves with a ready array of electronics available to be taken.
A physical breach of your premises can be as simple as an unauthorized visitor gaining access without being challenged. Property and data can be stolen in the blink of an eye, and the resulting consequences can be severe.
In addition to deploying a proper security system for your Vancouver-based business, there are certain steps you can take to safeguard the physical integrity of your business.
Some of the security measures you should undertake include:
- Ensuring that the premises are monitored at all times, and that employees are aware of who is authorized to access it.
- Properly deploying signage indicating areas restricted to authorized personnel only
- Restricting access to the premises to only those who are permitted. All guests should be escorted and have their movements tracked
- Establishing secure zones where sensitive information is stored, restricting access to those who have a need for it
- Locking away all sensitive paper data, as well as any valuable electronic devices
- Ensuring that employees take proper precautions regarding securing valuables in their workspaces
- Preventing access to computer networks by providing adequate password protection and locking server arrays
A commitment to security is everyone’s concern, and these steps will help to ensure that your company’s premises are secure from potential breaches.
Veridin Offers Smart Security Systems in Vancouver
Veridin is a leader in providing physical security solutions to Vancouver-area businesses. We service a wide array of sectors including healthcare, transportation, institutions as well as medical marijuana facilities. Whatever your industry, we have the knowledge and expertise to provide the security you need.
We’ll conduct a security audit of your premises and provide you with a risk assessment, which outlines areas of possible exposure for you. By employing state of the art technology in tandem with a dedicated staff, we will design a customized security setup that not only meets your requirements but will fit within your budget.
Some of the solutions and services Veridin provides include:
- Facility access control, including keycard and biometric identification
- CCTV closed-circuit TV installation and monitoring
- Electronic security systems
- IT integration
As well, our VERIsecure service plan provides clients with a premium level of service and support for your electronic systems. We accomplish this by offering immediate access to support personnel, guaranteed telephone response within 20 minutes, and priority service management.
Our array of managed services provides offsite monitoring of your security systems, relieving you of the burden of hiring additional security staff. These services include security camera surveillance, fire monitoring, alarm system monitoring and physical security information management.
All of our offsite locations are secured by dual authentication access, providing an increased level of surveillance without the need for a physical security presence.
Trust Veridin Systems to help mitigate your risk. Our staff is passionate about security, and look forward to helping your Vancouver-area business with proven risk management tools and solutions.