Commercial Security Systems
A commercial alarm system is a must have for any business that wants to protect it's property. Criminals are always on the look out for an opportunity to make easy money, and businesses without commercial alarm systems are prime targets for them. While an alarm system won't keep someone out that is really determined to break in, it does act as a deterrent that may get them to reconsider attempting to break into your property. It's all about making your business as unappealing of a target as possible so that any criminals looking at it will decide that any potential gains they may make aren't worth the risks involved. Criminals don't want to get caught and having a good alarm system is a big red flag for them that increases the odds that they will not make the clean getaway that they want. The following is a list of important reasons that you need a commercial alarm system to protect your business.
1. You need to protect your company's assets.
No matter what type of business you have you are going to have valuable property that is vital to your business. If you have valuable assets on a property then somewhere someone has thought about finding ways to take what you have for their personal gain. Want an easy way to make them think twice about what they are planning? Install an alarm system and make sure that you have signage indicating that you have an alarm that is placed in a prominent place. A sign that you have an alarm system is often enough to get a criminal to back off. Now this doesn't mean that you can just put up a sign that says you have an alarm. For one thing if someone is really determined to break in then they may come back at night and do a test run to see if your alarm works. So don't try to save money by pretending to have an alarm, invest the money in one because it is well worth it.
2. If your business is burglarized it will hurt your relationship with your customers.
How can your being the victim of a burglary hurt your relationships with customers? It's simple, following a burglary your business is likely going to be out of commission for at least a little while so that you can replace your losses and get things back in order. So what happens in the meantime? It's not like the rest of the world is going to stop while you get your business up and running again. Customers of yours may choose to look elsewhere while they are waiting on you, which means you are losing money. On top of that if a customer chooses to do business elsewhere, and they end up liking their new business partner, then they may choose to stay with them on a permanent basis. Unless you want to upset your customers, lose revenue, and possibly lose customers permanently, you need a commercial alarm system.
3. A commercial alarm system will also help you to keep insurance costs down.
Good luck getting a good rate on an insurance policy from any company if you don't have an alarm system. If you somehow do manage to get one your premiums are going to be much higher than they would be if you have an alarm system. So if you are thinking about trying to save money by not having an alarm system for your business just keep in mind that you will likely end up paying more for insurance. The greater insurance premium you will have to pay will likely be far more than you would pay for an alarm, which means that not having an alarm will end up costing you more money.
4. Commercial alarm systems also protect the lives of your employees.
Most burglaries happen at night when a business is closed. But there are some more brazen criminals that will break in during the day. In instances such as these there is a lot of potential for violence and loss of life and your employees are left very vulnerable. Being able to call 9-1-1 may be impossible if the criminals move quickly. The good news is that most businesses have alarm systems that have a panic button that can be easily accessed. So if a group of criminals breaks into your business during operating hours hitting a panic button can alert authorities and get them to send help.
5. Video surveillance can protect your business against baseless lawsuits.
One major advantage that modern security systems offer is video surveillance capabilities. This allows you to not only view your business when you aren't there and record any criminal activities, it also allows you to keep an eye on employees and on anyone that might file a baseless lawsuit against you. Hopefully your employees are all trustworthy and loyal, but even if they are having a video surveillance system in place is a great way to keep them that way. The other big advantage is that recording of someone on your property that later files a lawsuit claiming some type of injury can be invaluable in proving that your business is not at fault.
6. A commercial alarm system is good for everyone's peace of mind.
From employees to customers anyone on your property that knows you have a security system in place is likely going to feel more at ease. That means that your employees are going to be more productive, and your potential customers are going to feel more confident when doing business with you. On top of that you will also enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that your business is protected even when you are not there to keep an eye on things yourself.
As a business owner you want to protect your investment, and you have a responsibility to your employees and your customers to provide as safe of an environment as possible. The unfortunate truth is that as long as you have something of value then there are going to be criminals out there looking for ways to take advantage of you. A commercial alarm system is a low cost investment that will help to keep criminals at bay and protect your business, your employees, and your customers.
Last Updated 3/29/2017