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
A 50-something Dad, husband, and 20+ year veteran of the Security Industry. Passionate about providing homeowners and business owners with the best possible security solutions. An avid cyclist in my spare time. Part-time blogger about Security Tips, parenting, or whatever compels me to write!