According to the 2022 State of Employee Safety Report, 73% of respondents stated it is extremely important to feel safe at work. The safety being discussed ranged from being shielded from injury to being protected from office break-ins or attacks.
Even though this is a bleak subject, it’s a critical discussion in any office setting. Making sure your office has workplace safety technology inside and outside the building helps the staff feel safer and more at ease. When workers feel secure and comfortable in their office space, their productivity level is more likely to increase.
Office Safety Technology Examples
A well-rounded security plan, including these examples, is important for any commercial workplace.
Installing alarm systems on most doors, windows, entrances, and exits is critical to office safety. The noise often scares away intruders, preventing them from stealing physical items or information from your business. Alarm systems are typically connected to other workplace safety technologies–such as video surveillance or smartphone apps–and can also be linked to emergency services.
Video and Camera Control
Seeing a break-in or workplace accident in real-time is incredibly beneficial. No business owner or staff member hopes to experience a crime when in their workplace. However, if this were to occur, having footage on video helps discover important details or even find who is at fault. Video and camera technology is often budget-friendly and can easily be connected to any smart device. Apps take safety to an entirely new level. Video surveillance can be watched from one’s own device to prevent break-ins in real-time and at faster speeds. This way, more people can help if a dangerous situation were to occur.
Modern workplace safety technology is quickly improving and physical keys are becoming pieces of the past. You can even monitor entrances and exits from your smartphone. These electronic controls deter key duplication and break-ins. Other ways to monitor building access are key cards, fobs, or fingerprint systems.