Security is one of the main considerations of retailers and business owners when selecting a POS (Point-Of-Sale) Terminal. Of course, certain efforts can be applied such as limiting the access of well-trusted employees to specific features to ensure internal security. However, there are other reasons to consider why additional security features should be applied even to the most trustworthy people. Learn more as we are going to discuss the different ways of implementing POS terminal security in today’s article.
Restrictive Access For Overall Protection Of Internal And External Data
More often than not, POS terminals are used to collect data of customers (name, address, contact and payment info). And because of this, your business is held liable if data breaches may happen regardless if it’s through accidental data mishandling or hacking. That’s why it’s crucial for you to restrict some employees to certain data to prevent
Aside from limiting access to certain employees, you can choose to limit POS access according to their roles. For example in a restaurant, only the cashiers and the managers are allowed to operate the register and not the chefs, waiters, and dishwashers.
Doing this process will not only encourage employee efficiency in doing their job based on their
Intuitive Cash Management
Using security software like Erply will ensure secure cash management of your business. This is necessary since the inventory data has to be protected at all times. And as the business owner, you need to be informed of any financial discrepancies early on.
Erply works by sending real-time information of any transaction from the register to your office and require the assigned employee to count and record the money to pinpoint any inconsistencies. Overall, using a cash monitoring system like this discourages theft and at the same time saving you from the trouble of implementing policies where employees feel like they’re not being trusted.
Using The Actual POS System As A Surveillance Tool
Finally, POS terminal security can also be done by using the actual POS system itself.
Of course, CCTV cameras may already be installed in your establishment to provide a blanket of security for your business, but your POS system can also be utilized as a second layer of protection in terms of employee accountability. This can be done by assigning unique logins to employees who are handling money at their time of work. Once they use the logins to sign in, you will know who is managing the money at any given time of the day. Aside from that, this will also give you an idea who is entering data at any given transaction because all the data recorded by the employee will be stamped with their identifying information through their unique logins.