4 Types of Security Every Business Needs
Business owners diligently work to make their business the best it can be. The primary focus tends to be on the financial aspects of the company, which unfortunately often leaves the concern for security overlooked. Sure, there may be an alarm system in place, but that won't adequately protect the business. No one kind of security system is enough. All commercial building/business owners need to have a combination of security systems to protect their assets. Here are four types of security systems that will help keep your business fully protected.
Video surveillance should top your list of security products because it helps monitor your business both inside and out. You can choose to have one camera over your register or at another strategic place or put cameras throughout the building where you have access to views from all angles. Cameras can be placed to monitor your customers and employees. They can capture images of crimes and be used as evidence. Just the presence of cameras throughout your business will decrease criminal activity.
Fire and Environmental
For the safety of both your building and the people who work and visit your business, it is pertinent that you have a fire and environmental alarm system. At the first sign of smoke or carbon monoxide, both the people present and the emergency services need to be notified, and a fire and an environmental alarm will do that. Plus, a system that has automatic fire suppression protects your assets from being destroyed.
Security and Intrusion Alarms
Did you know that not securing all entry points is a common building security mistake? Having an alarm will help. Security and intrusion alarms not only alert you when a door or window are opened or broken in to, but their presence deters criminals from attempting to break into your place of business. You can get a simple security alarm that alerts you when doors open, or you can get a more expansive system that includes motion sensors strategically placed both inside and outside of your building. Either way, no business is secure without some version of an intrusion alarm.
Access Control Systems
Access control systems are a much newer concept to many business owners. This type of security replaces the old school lock and key access. Instead, entrance to a business is granted through a keycard, code, or smartphone. This type of system eliminates the concern of keys being lost or possibly copied. No longer do you need to worry about getting keys returned to you when an employee leaves or is let go. Depending on your access control system, you can even remotely give access to someone.
If you are looking to install a new security system or you want more information about potential security systems for your business, please contact us at Acme Protective Systems. We have been in the security business in Western Canada for 88 years and are ready to help you with all your security needs.