Can Your Business Security System Anticipate Threats?
These Features Let You Take a Proactive Approach to Your Business Security
Every business wants to have a security system that protects them from burglary, vandalism, and harm. Not only do you need your business security to alert you when something goes wrong, but to take preventative measures to keep things from happening in the first place. Expand beyond a reactive approach by working with a professional to get a truly proactive business security installation.
When working with a professional, they can use particular tools and features to anticipate threats. In this blog, we'll highlight some of the main ones from motion sensors to mobile alerts. Smart features within your Corpus Christi, TX, business neutralize threats without you having to worry about them.
Employ Motion and Tamper Sensors
One tool that stands above the rest in a proactive business security installation is a sensor. Once sensors are set off through motion in a specific area or via tampering with particular hardware, your system immediately takes action to protect your property.
Keep your business safe by turning on lights, locking all doors, and setting off a loud alarm when sensors go off to dissuade intruders. For added peace of mind, you’ll receive an alert on your phone to look in on live surveillance footage to see who or what set off your sensors.
Personalize Your Access Control
Eliminate significant vulnerabilities to your business by getting rid of traditional keys. Start by giving each of your employees personalized codes or cards for entry. Having these unique profiles means you can revoke access easily if they lose their card or if they leave the company. Each code comes with limited access so they can’t come in after hours or into restricted areas. The second someone tries to use their code in a manner not approved by the company, you’ll get an alert on your phone.
Monitor for Any Suspicious Activity
Track any suspicious activity on your property through sensors or via video analytics. Have your cameras record immediately when intruders enter certain areas of your property and receive a snapshot on your phone. For many robberies, thieves scope out the area beforehand, so catching this suspicious behavior early is vital. Recordings can be shared with police or security guards, so they are on the lookout for potential burglars if they return.
Integrate Lighting Control with Security
Regular security measures like padlocks, alarms, and visible surveillance cameras are a no-brainer. Utilizing smart lighting features will take your business security installation even further. In the first section of this blog, we mentioned how lighting could be used to dissuade intruders.
There are other benefits as well on a day-to-day basis. Having well-lit areas throughout your property makes it less likely that anyone will target it. Even indoors, lighting is crucial to avoiding injuries. Reduce the risk of tripping by adding automated lighting in your warehouses, kitchens, and closets.
Create Easy-to-Use Lockdown Procedures
Every time your security system or a member of your team recognizes a threat, they need to be able to lock down your facility quickly. Select sensors that immediately lock all doors when set off. Follow the same protocol if any gunshots are detected in or near your facility. For employees, we recommend adding panic buttons at reception desks that not only initiate a lockdown but also alert the authorities as well. Although many of these things are reactive, they will help threats from escalating further.
Neutralize threats immediately with a business security solution designed with your unique vulnerabilities in mind. To set up an initial consultation with our team, you can call us at (877) 418-ASAP, fill out our contact form or chat with us below.