Business Security System Essentials
There are a few essential qualities that every business security system should have, regardless of the type of business. If your system doesn’t have all of the features you need, it’s probably time for an upgrade.
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Alarm and Detectors
One of your main objectives should undoubtedly be a burglar alarm system. When something goes wrong in your organization, your security system should be able to detect it and notify someone. There are many different types of sensors, however the following are the most common ones:
- Motion Detectors
- Glass-Break Sensors
- Door and Window Contact Sensors
- Acoustic Sensors
Each one has a different purpose, but they all serve to notify a central panel about activities on the grounds. If any of the sensors are triggered, the panel will execute programmed instructions. It has a number of specific behaviors you can set up for your system, such as sounding sirens, calling a phone number, discreetly alerting the police, or reporting to a human operator.
Burglar Alarm Monitoring
In your business security system, an alarm monitoring company is a must-have partner. Your alarms and detectors are only as good as the person who responds to them – how long will it be before the problem is addressed if your night watchman is making coffee in the meeting room when the alarm goes off?
It is indeed immediate with an alarm monitoring company on the job. An operator will check in immediately if a sensor is tripped or an alarm is activated, either by tapping into security camera feeds or by calling to check in. Monitoring firms are there for you at all times, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Access control systems allow or deny access to your facility. PIN keypads, card readers, and fingerprint scanners are all devices that read your credentials and compare them to a list of allowed users. Every commercial alarm system should have access control.
The type and volume of traffic your business receives on a daily basis will determine the type of access control system you require. The best system for a warehouse on the outskirts of town will be too expensive for a downtown office with hundreds of employees.
Security Cameras and CCTV Surveillance Systems
Surveillance cameras have become associated with security systems for many individuals. Without a way to monitor your building, no company security system is complete. If a sensor is triggered, you must immediately go to the location where the activity occurred. Visible security cameras are also a good deterrent, as they can prevent many crimes from occurring in the first place.
Backups for Redundant Power Systems
What occurs if there’s a power outage? Your entire security system could go down if you don’t have a redundant power backup. All it takes is for someone to cut the power to bypass even the most sophisticated security systems, but it doesn’t even have to be intentional – fires or severe storms can knock out your power at an inopportune time. Make sure to invest in a backup power system, such as a generator or a solar-powered battery, to keep your system running in the event of a power outage.
Qualified professionals install the best business security systems. There is no good do-it-yourself substitute for security systems, which are made up of many complex pieces of technology. Cutting corners when installing security and surveillance systems results in blind spots, faulty systems, false alarms, and inconsistencies in event reporting. It’s not just inconvenient; it’s also embarrassing, reduces profits, and leaves your company vulnerable to threats.
Call us at (713) 673-8089 today to speak with one of our professional security system installers and arrange for a free quote for your company. We are Texas’ most trusted local security company, and we are excited to get started on your new business security system.