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Office privacy is an often overlooked aspect of your business premises. It’s easy to move into an office and start working without thinking about how private everything is. Why is this an important thing to worry about? Well, you want to stop people from seeing inside your office and potentially having access to sensitive data. Likewise, if your office isn’t very private, anyone could get in there after you leave. 

Keeping both of these things in mind, how can you improve the privacy of your office during the day and after work? Here are two very simple ideas that will have an instant impact: 

Tint your windows

To start, tint your office windows so they are harder for people to see through. Normal windows can expose your office to outside threats. This might seem overreactive, but there is a big chance people outside might try to steal information from your office. All it takes is one person to look inside and spot something they might like. From here, they can plan to break into your office when you’re not there. 

Similarly, you may have someone from a rival business lurking outside your office windows, sneaking a peek inside. They may even take photos of computer screens or notepads, stealing important business information. 

Consequently, tinting your windows with commercial window film makes a lot of sense. The benefit is that you still get natural light indoors, but your windows can’t be seen through. It’s like sitting in the back of a limousine – you can see outside, but nobody can see inside. This drastically improves office privacy while you are at work, and it could also improve privacy when you’re out. 

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Use an access system

Tinting your windows will do a great job of preventing people from looking inside your office. Already, this can deter many potential threats to your privacy and security. Even if you’ve gone home for the day, your office is relatively safe and private because nobody can see in. 

Nevertheless, you need an added layer of protection. An access system is perfect for this, meaning people have to pass through a security system before going inside. Essentially, the idea is to ensure that certain people have access to your office. Naturally, this will include yourself and all the workers. You can access the office by approaching the door and going through the access system. 

What will this involve? Honestly, it depends on the type of system you have. A very basic example is a keypad on the door with a passcode. Or, you could have fobs or cards that are placed against a scanner that opens the door. You get the idea, and it means people can’t get into your office without the right access privileges. When you’re inside, you won’t get any rude disruptions and can decide who you let in or out. When you go home, nobody can walk up to your office and pick a lock to get inside. 

Achieving a high level of privacy is important to protect your business at all times. In just two simple steps, you have achieved this!

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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