Office Buildings in New York City face unique security threats and challenges. Hiring a security company to cover your building is the primary way to mitigate these threats. Knight Security has compiled a list of the top challenges facing office buildings – and we have the best security guard teams in the business to help you face them head-on.

  1. Unauthorized Building Access

    Unauthorized individuals gaining entry to office buildings can create a major security threat. Insufficient access control systems, such as broken locks or outdated access card management contribute to this issue. It is important to make sure your building utilizes access controls and employs technologies like keycards, biometric systems, or smart locks to restrict entry to authorized personnel.

  2. Physical Security Breaches

    Office buildings may experience physical security breaches, such as break-ins, theft, or vandalism. Insufficient security measures, like inadequate surveillance systems, poorly lit areas, or weak perimeter protection, can make it easier for intruders to gain access. Employing security guards, installing surveillance cameras, implementing alarms, and improving lighting can help deter and detect such breaches. Having a Knight Security Guard at your front desk goes a long way.

  3. Cybersecurity Threats

    With our reliance on digital systems and connectivity, comes significant cybersecurity risks. Malware attacks, data breaches, phishing attempts, and unauthorized network access are just a few examples. of the cybersecurity threats office digital infrastructure faces. Implementing robust firewalls, secure network protocols, regular software updates, employee training on cybersecurity best practices, and strong password policies can mitigate these risks.

  4. Employee Safety

    Making sure employees are safe is the priority of building security guards. Workplace violence, harassment, or emergencies like fires, natural disasters, or medical incidents can cause dangerous situations for building occupants. Developing and implementing comprehensive emergency response plans, conducting regular drills, providing training on conflict resolution and emergency procedures, and maintaining a safe work environment are essential. Knight Security routinely assesses our building security plans for each specific client to ensure we are keeping your employees safe and sound.

  5. Insider Threats

    Insider threats can come from current or former employees with a bone to pick. This includes unauthorized access to sensitive data, theft, sabotage, or compromising the organization’s security infrastructure. Setting up strict access controls, regular monitoring of network activities, conducting background checks on employees, and establishing strong data protection policies can help obviate the risks associated with insider threats. Though it’s always sad, Knight can “escort an employee off the premises” to make sure their transition out of your office building is as seamless as possible.

We know it seems like a lot to deal with, and that’s why our trained security guard professionals are available to work with you to secure your office building.