It’s time to be more security conscious!
As part of your New Year’s resolutions for 2015 it may be worth thinking about being more security conscious when it comes to the security of your business or office.
What is a Master Suite?
A Master Key suite is a state of the art system designed for operational convenience. It gives designated key holders access to specific areas or buildings, and the master key holder access to all locks on the suite.
How does a Master Suite work?
Construction Master Keyring
This function enables constructers (builders) to issue a construction key that will operate all the cylinders under the system, once the property has been handed over to the tenant/owner the construction key is locked out once the cylinder is operated by the tenant/owners key. This system eliminates the need for multiple keys during the build process.
Key Life or Landlords Systems
This system is designed to minimise the changing of door cylinders when tenants leave the property (for whatever reason) but do not return all copies of the key to the landlord. Key changes are designed into the cylinder so when a tenant leaves, the next tenant key once operated in the cylinder will lock out the previous tenant’s key. Up to 4 key lives can be built into the cylinder. This type of arrangement is not normally under a master key as most landlords are not happy to hold master keys to tenant’s properties.
All systems or suites described on this page will come with restricted keys therefore any additional keys required will need to be cut by the initial supplier. Anyone in possession of these restricted keys will not be able to get any additional keys cut unless they have authorisation to do so, giving you added peace of mind when it comes to the security of your business.
Business and Office Security Tips
- Be aware of anyone who visits your office or business. Install a visitors book in your main reception or entrance and ask anyone who isn’t an employee to sign in and sign out, you may want to consider time of arrival/departure and car registration.
- Check the ID of any tradesmen/suppliers.
- Ensure all valuables such as purses, wallets or mobile phones are not left in plain sight of a passerby.
- Never leave a laptop in an unlocked office, meeting area or anywhere that is not secure.
- Keep your key fob or card on your person at all times and don’t loan it to other members of staff.
- Lock your computer when you are away from your desk to avoid being a victim of any fraudulent activity.
- Back up and encrypt any data that may be important and sensitive.
- Ensure all staff are using strong and multiple passwords.
- If your office or business has a staff car park ensure no valuables are left in any vehicles.
- Draw any blinds or curtains once everyone has finished for the day to ensure any valuables/office equipment can’t be seen by any passersby.
- Make sure that all windows and doors are locked before leaving.