General Office Security
For your own internal security and also for the security of the building, it is in your best interest to control the number of keys and access cards issued. Only people needing after hour access should be issued a key or an access card.
The following is a list of general office security suggestions, which are offered to you as an aid in establishing your internal security procedures:
- Restrict office keys to those who actually need them.
- Keep complete, up-to-date records of the distribution of all office keys.
- Have adequate procedures for collecting keys prior to termination of employees.
- Establish a rule that keys must not be left unguarded on desks or cabinets.
- Require that filing cabinet keys be removed from locks and placed in a secure location after opening cabinets.
- Prevent unauthorized personnel from reporting a lost key and receiving a replacement.
- A responsible person is in charge of issuing all keys.
- Store keys systematically in a secured wall cabinet of either your own design or from a commercial key control system.
- Insist on identification from repairmen who come to work in your office.