How to Improve Security in Your Wellness Studio

By Ashley Davis
February 18, 2020

It can get pretty taxing to run a wellness studio. There are a number of things to take care of, from aesthetics to employees. However, one aspect that often gets overlooked is the security of the place.’

Not many entrepreneurs pay attention to this factor despite it being one of the most important aspects of running a wellness studio.

In this article, we’ll talk about wellness studio security and highlight 5 steps you can take to make your place more secure.

Let’s get started:

What Do We Mean By Security?

When we talk about wellness studio security, we mean to build a place that offers privacy, safety, and a sense of security not only for your employees but visitors and guests as well.

This is very important because members want to go to a club that respects their security and takes steps to ensure it.

Now without much  ado, let’s have a look at 5 things you can do to improve wellness studio security.

#1 Educate Everyone About Potential Digital Risks

This is very important because some people are still not aware of the risks associated with running and managing a business especially since today’s gadgets are smart and data is on the internet.

Here are a few things employees and visitors should be careful about:

  • Avoid clicking links that look fraudulent or unsafe as they may lead to phishing or viruses.
  • Always use the latest version of a trusted antivirus and never open files without scanning them through the software.
  • Never share personal information such as login details and entry codes with others.
  • Let the administrator know in case there’s a breach so that problems can be sorted out before they get any bigger.

We have to understand that digital threats are as deadly as physical threat. Most hackers now hack computers and other devices to get access to files instead of breaking into a property and stealing files physically.

#2 Install a Reliable Security System

We talked about the importance of cybersecurity earlier in this article, but we can’t decline that traditional risks are still there. According to reports, about 5,000 banks in the US get robbed every year. This is a huge number which shows that no business is safe. The best way to secure your wellness studio is to install a reliable security system with cameras and alarms.

They will inform you in case there’s any illegal activity in and around your business. Plus, some systems can also keep a record of feed that you can use to catch culprits.

It’s best to opt for a monthly package before you sign up for a longer program so that you can check exactly how it works and what kind of security it provides to your business.

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#3 Introduce Access Control for Ease and Safety

It can be hard to understand how an access control system helps your business. We suggest you have a look at this Sweet Tea Yoga case study to understand the importance and role of Kisi Access Control.

Kisi is not a security system but it does help in making employees and visitors feel secure. First of all, it will improve the goodwill of your business. Your employees will feel that you are serious about their security. Such moves can improve loyalty and give a boost to productivity. 

Similarly, it can help save time and money because the system will be able to control who has access to the property. You will not need human intervention to let people in. Plus, there will be no need to keep the door open at all hours. The system can be controlled via the internet and provide ease.

#4 Take Care of Passwords and Data

Whether you use a CMS for a wellness studio or cloud storage to keep your data stored, it is  very important to think of a password that is easy to crack. 

Here are some tips:

  • The password should contain at least 7 characters.
  • Never use the same password for different accounts
  • The password should be a mix of block and small letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • You must change the password every few months
  • The password shouldn’t be generic or easy to guess, i.e: shouldn’t be directly related to you such as your pet’s name.
  • Never share your password with others unless you are sure of the person.
  • Avoid writing your password down.

Other than this, you can use encryption to ensure your data remains safe. Another great option is to utilize 2-way authentication. It provides a second layer of security and reduces the risk of data breaches.

#5 Always Make a Backup

You never know when you may end up losing your files, hence make a move and keep a backup of everything. A USB or cloud account can do the trick. Just make sure to get your hands on an account that offers at least 99.9% uptime so that you never have to do without your files.

Ashley Davis

Ashley is obsessed with words, Chinese food and all things tech.