A top-tier security system is a smart investment for any business

Let’s exam­ine some of the most impor­tant ways a secu­ri­ty sys­tem can pro­tect your busi­ness.

1) Theft Prevention and Detection

An alarm sys­tem can pre­vent theft because employ­ees and cus­tomers who know you have secu­ri­ty will be reluc­tant to steal from your store. At the same time, such a video sur­veil­lance sys­tem can help you catch bur­glars, shoplifters, and pil­fer­ing employ­ees by record­ing what goes on and iden­ti­fy­ing sus­pects.

More­over, the secu­ri­ty cam­era sys­tem will help you catch theft imme­di­ate­ly, even if you don’t spend much time at your busi­ness. This is impor­tant as esti­mates indi­cate that employ­ee theft can go unde­tect­ed for an aver­age of two years. Addi­tion­al­ly, shoplifters who dis­cov­er you are an easy tar­get are almost cer­tain to return reg­u­lar­ly, lead­ing to long-term, ongo­ing loss­es for your busi­ness.

2) Damage Prevention and Limitations with a Security System

Fires or flood­ing can cause a lot of dam­age to your busi­ness, main­ly if dam­age occurs when you’re not in town, or the busi­ness is closed for the week­end or hol­i­day sea­son. A secu­ri­ty sys­tem can mon­i­tor your premis­es when you’re not around. It can also alert you and the rel­e­vant author­i­ties so the dam­age caused by a nat­ur­al dis­as­ter will be lim­it­ed.

At the same time, a sys­tem equipped with secu­ri­ty cam­eras can deter would-be van­dals or record the dam­age they cause. This enables law enforce­ment offi­cials to iden­ti­fy sus­pects and them.

3) Limiting Access to Restricted Areas

Esti­mates indi­cate that one out of three busi­ness bank­rupt­cies can be attrib­uted to employ­ee theft. Access con­trol is one good way to pro­tect your busi­ness’ valu­ables, as employ­ees can only access des­ig­nat­ed areas direct­ly for their job duties. If some­thing goes miss­ing, your access con­trol sys­tem can record where employ­ees were at the time.

4) Ensuring Employees are Safe and Following Best Practices

Ensur­ing employ­ees always com­ply with com­pa­ny guide­lines and best prac­tices is impor­tant. Mis­takes can result in dam­aged prod­ucts, sub-par ser­vice, or com­put­er breach­es. This may enable cyber­crim­i­nals to access valu­able busi­ness and per­son­al data. Fail­ure to adhere to com­pa­ny guide­lines can seri­ous­ly result in injury or death. A secu­ri­ty sys­tem can help keep tabs on employ­ees who aren’t under the direct super­vi­sion of a man­ag­er. This ensures they are always fol­low­ing com­pa­ny guide­lines.

More impor­tant­ly, alarm-sys­tem detec­tors for smoke, fire, gas and oth­er haz­ards will ensure that employ­ees are prompt­ly alert­ed to any dan­gers on the job. (And with alarm mon­i­tor­ing, the mon­i­tor­ing cen­ter will swift­ly dis­patch the prop­er author­i­ties).

5) Protection from Lawsuits

Law­suits are com­mon and can put a tremen­dous finan­cial strain on a com­pa­ny. Thank­ful­ly, secu­ri­ty cam­era sys­tems can pre­vent many such suits by expos­ing false accu­sa­tions or instances involv­ing a mis­un­der­stand­ing rather than mali­cious con­duct. If a law­suit is brought against your firm by an employ­ee, for­mer employ­ee, cus­tomer, or busi­ness part­ner, secu­ri­ty footage will clear­ly show whether the suit has mer­it.

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PROTECTION PLUS is an award-win­ning secu­ri­ty com­pa­ny offer­ing var­i­ous busi­ness secu­ri­ty solu­tions to suit your needs and bud­get. Don’t wait until you notice dam­age or feel your busi­ness may be vul­ner­a­ble in the face of a nat­ur­al dis­as­ter. Con­tact us today to learn more about our secu­ri­ty sys­tems. And you can sched­ule a no-oblig­a­tion secu­ri­ty con­sul­ta­tion with our team of experts.

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Mike Wedmann
Mike Wedmann is an experienced Security Industry Professional with over 25 years experience as a Security Integrator and Project Manager. Mike has been with Protection Plus Inc. for over 20 years. Mike has lived in the greater Toronto area for over 25 years with his wife, 2 kids and a dog named Bart. He has an educational background in Communications and writing. Mike is a published author that writes about his experiences on various topics, including his experience as a parent. Primarily Mike writes about Security Industry products and Security Solutions that benefit consumers.