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Published on December 18th, 2013 | by Anica O

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Safe Home Business: 6 Ways To Secure Your Workplace

A home business poses special problems that you may overlook because it’s so easy to go from home life to business within a single physical location. However, you can protect your inventory and keep your business running efficiently regardless of minor upsets if you consider a number of savvy tips.

Power Protection

Keeping your business running in extreme weather is one of the problems you must face with a home business. Storms can knock out power for days at a time, leaving your customers wondering when products will be available. A generator can help to keep your power running for emergency orders and other duties. You can also rent solar panels to power your home office until the power returns.

Access To Your Home Business

Because your business is at home, you may have to take special precautions with who has access to your home. Employees or clients may be unattended for a time. A video monitoring system and motion sensor technology can help to keep non-business areas of your home secure

Fire Alarm System

A sudden fire can cause you to lose thousands of dollars in product inventory and can put your business on hold for weeks. You can also lose your important documents and business paperwork that can cause hundreds of man-hours to compile again. A fire alarm system can notify you and the local fire department of a serious problem and save you thousands of dollars in unexpected losses. Even in the early stages a small, smoldering fire can do considerable damage to inventory and render it a complete loss. An effective smoke alarm system can alert you of a problem in the early stages before significant damage is done.

Climate Control Automation

Many home business owners don’t consider how important a comfortable work environment can aid productivity in business. An automated climate control system can allow you to vary the temperature in your home for both work duties and more relaxed family time, without having to constantly adjust the temperature. This type of system can make our business run more smoothly while saving you money in energy costs.

Theft Prevention

Another area of concern for many home business owners is theft. Burglars often scout properties in advance to determine if valuable property is inside. If you are known to have products in your home, they may target you for some easy property to sell. A home security system can protect your inventory and ensure that you so not suffer losses from opportunistic thieves in your neighborhood.

Weather Problems

In many areas of the country, climate conditions occur that can put a hold on the efficient operation of your business. Snowstorms, ice storms, heavy rains, flooding and hurricanes can cause a lull in your business that can lose customers. A weather alert system can help you to prepare for many of these weather-related disruptions and keep your delivery schedule on track and reliable.

With these six services, you can rest assured that your home business will be able to withstand any unusual circumstance that occurs.

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A recent college graduate from University of San Francisco, Anica loves dogs, the ocean, and anything outdoor-related. She was raised in a big family, so she's used to putting things to a vote. Also, cartwheels are her specialty. You can connect with Anica here.


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