Busi­ness secu­ri­ty sys­tems are ben­e­fi­cial for run­ning a busi­ness from home or com­mer­cial prop­er­ty. Small busi­ness­es across Cana­da rely on secu­ri­ty to pro­tect against theft, cyber­crim­i­nals, and more.

At Pro­tec­tion Plus, we pride our­selves on being a Cana­di­an com­pa­ny focused on local com­pa­nies.

Being a small busi­ness does­n’t pre­clude you from secu­ri­ty threats. In fact, accord­ing to a recent arti­cle in Forbes, small busi­ness­es are more like­ly to be tar­get­ed for cyber­crime.

This arti­cle will dis­cuss the ben­e­fits of invest­ing in small busi­ness secu­ri­ty sys­tems and how they work.

More Efficient Business Practices

It might be a sur­prise to learn that busi­ness secu­ri­ty sys­tems do more than guard your prop­er­ty against theft. Access con­trol sys­tems are touch­less, wire­less, and cloud-based. The sys­tem allows access from any­where you go with a sim­ple app.

This pro­vides a phe­nom­e­nal advance­ment in retail, improv­ing the bot­tom line and turnover rates with stream­lined sched­ule man­age­ment. Staff can access your prop­er­ty with­out addi­tion­al train­ing for key­hold­ing or the require­ment of super­vis­ing staff.

You can unlock and lock the doors to your busi­ness with the touch of a but­ton. Remote access con­trol also trans­fers to inter­nal sys­tems like your ther­mo­stat.

Thus, you can turn the A/C on or off and set tem­per­a­ture con­trols from any­where.

A Safer Workplace for Your Employees

Your busi­ness secu­ri­ty sys­tem observes poten­tial threats from the out­side and mon­i­tors the inside of your busi­ness dur­ing work hours.

There­fore, you can keep tabs on employ­ee per­for­mance and spot prob­lem areas before acci­dents occur.

Video record­ings of on-site slip-and-fall injuries can also help you bet­ter under­stand the safe­ty needs of your small busi­ness. This pro­tects you as an employ­er against fraud­u­lent claims by employ­ees.

Your legal team can use all video sur­veil­lance footage if you need to go to court. This is high­ly ben­e­fi­cial in a con­flict where it’s chal­leng­ing to prove who is in the right.

Reduced Need for On-Site Security Means Fewer Costs

While some small busi­ness­es retain on-site secu­ri­ty dur­ing off-hours, you can cut these costs with busi­ness secu­ri­ty sys­tems.

At Pro­tec­tion Plus, for exam­ple, our busi­ness secu­ri­ty sys­tems include a vari­ety of fea­tures to:

  • Record intruders/loiterers
  • Send video direct­ly to you if an alarm is acti­vat­ed
  • Send alerts if a door or win­dow is opened
  • Alert you if doors or win­dows are left open after clos­ing

Invest­ing in a full-ser­vice busi­ness secu­ri­ty sys­tem can cus­tomize your plan to fit your busi­ness. Our sys­tem offers options for around-the-clock sur­veil­lance. Your prop­er­ty will be mon­i­tored remote­ly, noti­fy­ing you dur­ing a secu­ri­ty breach.

Monitoring and Reducing Inventory Theft

Many busi­ness own­ers wor­ry about the threat of an after-hours vis­i­tor rob­bing or van­dal­iz­ing prop­er­ty. How­ev­er, there are also risks inside your busi­ness.

Pty theft is a com­mon prob­lem for retail ser­vices and small busi­ness­es with prod­ucts for sale. Inte­ri­or secu­ri­ty cam­eras help mon­i­tor shop­pers and oth­er peo­ple com­ing and going. This keeps you in the know about miss­ing prod­ucts.

You can also dis­cern sen­si­tive areas of your busi­ness by watch­ing your secu­ri­ty footage. This rais­es ques­tions like:

  • Are there dark cor­ners where it’s eas­i­er to con­ceal things?
  • Are the racks in the back block­ing your view of the bath­room?
  • Could inter­nal secu­ri­ty be improved with more floor walk­ers?
  • Do I need a greeter?
  • Are staff dis­tract­ed dur­ing shoplift­ing inci­dents, and should I hire more employ­ees?

Ulti­mate­ly, under­stand­ing the weak­ness­es of your small busi­ness lets you bet­ter pro­tect your­self against threats and loss.

Potentially Discounted Insurance Rates

When you apply for busi­ness insur­ance, your insur­ance provider looks at var­i­ous fac­tors.

One of these fac­tors is secu­ri­ty and past per­for­mance in secu­ri­ty and theft. Are you a lia­bil­i­ty as a busi­ness insur­ance cus­tomer? This is what your insur­er wants to know.

Busi­ness secu­ri­ty sys­tems pro­tect you and your insur­er against loss. This makes insur­ance com­pa­nies hap­py and could impact your pre­mi­ums. Speak with your insur­ance car­ri­er about the secu­ri­ty sys­tem’s role in your insur­ance costs.

A Crime Deterrent

Crim­i­nals are less like­ly to tar­get a small busi­ness where a secu­ri­ty sys­tem is evi­dent, pri­mar­i­ly if the secu­ri­ty sys­tem fea­tures cam­eras. Why? Because secu­ri­ty footage can be used to pros­e­cute.

Accord­ing to the U.S. Depart­ment of Jus­tice, CCTV secu­ri­ty sys­tems impact crime pre­ven­tion. Your busi­ness may become less of a tar­get if cam­eras are vis­i­ble vs a near­by busi­ness with no secu­ri­ty sys­tem.

Work­ing proac­tive­ly to reduce crime is bet­ter for your bot­tom line than deal­ing with crime as it hap­pens.

Avoid break-ins and van­dal­ism by tak­ing steps to pro­tect your small busi­ness and every­thing you’ve worked so hard to achieve.

Protection Against Storm Damage

Floods, fires, and oth­er dis­as­ters hap­pen no mat­ter how safe your busi­ness is.

A full-ser­vice secu­ri­ty sys­tem lets you keep tabs on these poten­tial issues with real-time access to video feeds and remote alerts from fire and Co2 alarms.

If these warn­ings come ear­ly, there is a poten­tial­ly larg­er win­dow for sav­ing prod­ucts and inven­to­ry.

A busi­ness with­out a remote sig­nal of a flood in the shop base­ment could lose thou­sands of prod­ucts before real­iz­ing there was a leak. On the oth­er hand, ear­ly detec­tion allows for quick action.

Secu­ri­ty sur­veil­lance also helps prove your case if there is an insur­ance dis­pute. If your insur­ance cov­ers floods, but your insur­er isn’t con­vinced a flood caused dam­age to your shop, you can pro­vide record­ed evi­dence of the event.

Contact Protection Plus Today

Pro­tec­tion Plus works with clients across Ontario. Our busi­ness keeps your busi­ness safe and takes our job very seri­ous­ly.

As we serve new clients, one of the ways we sup­port small busi­ness­es is through a busi­ness secu­ri­ty audit. An audit of cur­rent risk fac­tors, weak points, and secu­ri­ty sys­tems helps us cus­tomize prod­ucts and ser­vices based on your needs.

Inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about how busi­ness secu­ri­ty sys­tems can ben­e­fit small Cana­di­an busi­ness­es? We can help! Con­tact us today by call­ing 1–844-365‑7587 or reach out online.

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