Of the approximately 400 million people in this country, over 100,000 run a business from their homes. Some sit at the kitchen table, some have a dedicated home office, while others use the basement or an outbuilding for their home business. Everyone deserves to feel safe and secure in their homes, and home business owners more than most.

Yet how can home business owners secure the premises from intruders? Most homeowners have home security systems with window and door sensors, window stickers, and yard signs. Is there any way to improve upon this security measure? Yes, there is, and we’re happy to share the information with you.

Secure Your Records

Install firewalls. Some are free and easy to install. Malware and antivirus software can also be found free and are likewise simple to install. This will keep hackers out of your home business accounts.

Add A Security System

While most security companies offer to monitor for a small fee, home business owners can monitor their home business from their old cell phones and tablets. The software will need to be downloaded, but older phones will have a new lease on life to help family members keep an eye on what’s going on outside the house.

Keep Your Business Offline

Secure Your Windows And Doors

Remember to lock upstairs windows. Workmen or cleaners come in the house to “fix” or “clean” a room, leaving the window unlocked for a later entry. You don’t know the windows are unlocked. Go through the house making sure all the windows are locked. It’s a simple matter of a buttress to secure the doors. Big box stores sell door braces. When locked in position, an intruder could use a battering ram on your door, but it won’t budge. They aren’t expensive and will save you trouble. Use them on the outside doors, including the door leading from the garage into the house.

Secure Your Deadbolt

Keep The Curtains Closed

Film on the windows does double duty in blocking the harmful rays of the sun as well as blocking the view of nosy neighbors and those up to no good. However, just keeping the drapes, blinds, or shutters closed does a good job of keeping a possible intruder from getting ideas.

Taking your home business security up a notch only takes the time to look around to see what can be done and a big box store in most cases. We hope our analysis of the situation helps.

Originally posted at RuhaniRabin.com
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Ruhani Rabin being a tech and product evangelist for almost 20 years. He was VP, CPO for various digital companies. Plays with Drones in his free time.

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Ruhani Rabin

Ruhani Rabin being a tech and product evangelist for almost 20 years. He was VP, CPO for various digital companies. Plays with Drones in his free time.