After a long time searching, you’ve finally found a new office! From making sure the office space (whether leased or purchased) has enough space to checking to see if it has enough restrooms, you’ve done it all. Now, you’re ready to move in. But are you? Do you know what the next steps are? We’re not talking about moving furniture, though that is certainly a step, instead, we are talking about your technology considerations. Technology? Yes, we’re talking about things like the cabling and security concerns.
Technology has become the basic infrastructure of any business, but it is too often forgotten until a need arises weeks or even months after moving into your new office. When this occurs, the omission of basic infrastructure can inhibit your businesses operations, if it hasn’t already.
We can help you create a productive and efficient business environment by providing you with the infrastructure you need. The first step is to consider what your business actually needs. Over the next few weeks, we will highlight some aspects of infrastructure that you should keep in mind when moving into a new office or upgrading your current one.
To start off, consider safety and security:
You want to ensure the security of your facility, especially by making sure that only people you want to be allowed in, get in and those you don’t want in, don’t. Have you considered what you are going to do for reliable access control?
Access control systems electronically regulate doors and elevators to address today’s real-world security challenges. Access control can be installed with a wide variety of entry mechanisms such as readers or contacts. And this system can be applied to the smallest operation with only one door or a multi-building facility with hundreds of doors.
Plus, with an access control system, your entire building can be locked down in the event of a threat or the appropriate door can be opened remotely for a package delivery. It’s important to consider all of the aspects that you want and need out of your access control system.
When your business has shut down for the night or is still working into the wee hours, security quickly becomes your best friend. You want to make sure your assets and people are safe. There are a variety of security systems available to fit your exact wants and needs. Do you need basic video surveillance?
Sometimes, the mere presence of surveillance cameras will deter a would-be thief or vandal. The ability to watch your business whether you are inside its walls or miles away is quickly becoming necessary for many business owners. Today’s news stories are filled with video surveillance cameras assisting in catching criminals in the act.
The ability to record the camera’s data and review when necessary can help a business discover areas that need attention as well as review activity from the night, week or year before.
Assessing your business and its operations is the starting point for determining what your business needs in terms of security infrastructure. The size of your office building, the amount of employees, and even the type of business you do can affect your safety and security needs.
Are you moving and want to get assistance with your technology needs? Let us help get your business’ infrastructure setup to work for you. Talk to a technology specialist.