How to Make Your Home Office More Secure
With remote working on the rise, it’s never been more important to have a suitable home office. As well as investing in a proper desk and chair, home offices need to be secure.
In this post, we’ll discuss the security threats facing remote workers and how to improve security for your home office.
The problem with security at home offices
Working from home has been steadily on the rise for several years. That shift was accelerated by the 2020 coronavirus outbreak – and the ‘Shelter in Place’ measures that followed – with many people forced to work from home for around a month.
Bermuda was no exception to this trend, with the government even offering a ‘Work from Bermuda Certificate’ for long-term overseas visitors who wanted to work from home in a more pleasant environment.
Despite its benefits for cost-savings, the environment and work-life balance, home working does pose a problem for security. In short, the same valuable equipment and even information is available at your home office, without the typically more stringent security measures that your usual office would have in place.
While most commercial sites have CCTV, access control systems and even operated gates, homes and the home offices within are usually lacking in some or all of these features.
Upgrading your home office security
To make your home office more secure, you don’t have to invest in commercial -grade or -scale equipment. Instead, you simply need to review your home’s security and make some small changes to prevent it becoming an easy target.
Intruder alarms – As the most basic (and one of the most effective) forms of security, an intruder alarm is essential for any property. It will deter most criminals from breaking in and entering your home office, and raise a clear alarm or even alert the authorities if they do so. If you haven’t already got an intruder alarm installed, it should always be the first step to secure your home office.
Panic button – If you already have a security system in place, a panic button is a simple way to upgrade it to make your home office more secure. If anyone tries to force entry or steal something, the simple push of a button will activate your existing alarms to deter them. Alternatively, it can be used to alert the authorities or even your employer to the situation.
CCTV – Surveillance cameras tell criminals they’re being watched. As with an intruder alarm, this is enough to deter them from most burglaries, break-ins and acts of vandalism. With a wireless CCTV camera, you can view footage of your home office in real-time if you’re not there, which provides added reassurance that everything is A-OK.
Talk to the experts
Looking to upgrade the security at your home office? Or just want to find out more about the best security equipment for your requirements? Get in touch with the team at Selectron.
With years of experience providing state-of-the-art security for both residential properties and commercial sites in Bermuda, we’re best placed to tailor security solutions to your requirements and protect your home office for good.