3 types of security your small business must have

Closed-circuit TV cameras can play a big role in the security of your small business.

Closed-circuit TV cameras can play a big role in the security of your small business.

By Henry Brown

Out of all the different issues, you’ll need to consider running a small business, security must be a top priority. If you don’t have the right security for your company, it could cause huge problems in the future. You might be the subject of a hack that damages your business reputation. Or you could lose thousands after hackers or thieves siphon off your finances. With that in mind, there are three different types of security you’ll need to make sure your business is fully protected.


Insurance isn’t just about protecting your business from a criminal attack. It will cover your company for a natural disaster or a fire in your building. This could damage a large number of items in your office that will no doubt, need replacing. You should make sure you have this type of insurance set up just as soon as your business opens. It’s not the only type of insurance that you need either. You should also look into general liability insurance. General liability insurance protects your business from mistakes that employees make. It’s particularly important where customers could be put at risk. For instance, a construction business owner will want to look into this type of business insurance. However, there are a few different types of business insurance that you will need to consider.

CCTV and physical security

If a thief breaks into your business property, you do want to give the police the best chance of catching them. CCTV cameras prove to be important here. You’re far more likely to catch a thief if you have CCTV footage. However, that’s not the only advantage this form of security brings. It will also act as a deterrent and stop many criminals considering a break-in. Don’t forget that this type of security is important even if you are running a company from home. You can still set up CCTV and other forms of physical security to protect your business. Although if you are running a business from home a digital attack is more likely.

Digital security

There are several different types of digital security that you should consider investing in. You may want to start by recruiting an IT support service. This type of service is quite expensive, and that’s why most companies decide to outsource the costs. It makes the price easier to manage, and there are plenty of IT support companies that provide this possibility. An It support company will monitor your computer networks and make sure holes in security are filled.

You may also want to invest in anti-virus software. A virus can be just as damaging as an attack by a hacker. A virus can be used to clone important files or even erase a system completely. It can send your business back to square one. Remember, you should always be upgrading your antivirus software, making sure you are up to date with the latest changes.

If you make sure you have these three forms of security, your business will be completely covered from the potential of the most common types of problems that can send a business spiraling down.


Henry Brown is an online marketing executive. When he isn’t talking shop he’s roaming the streets of London, uncovering the extra-ordinary in the ordinary.

Leave a Reply

The Self-Employment Survival Guide can help you succeed. Learn all about it here.

Self-Employment Survival Guide book cover