Investing In The Best Business Security Systems
When it comes to your business, security is something you cannot take for granted. The safeguarding of your premises, stock and hardware is crucial: neglect security at your peril as just one security breach could be sufficient to harm your business or damage your reputation. With that in mind, what are the best business security systems to invest in?
There are a number of key areas that are important when it comes to commercial security solutions. These range from simple CCTV systems, through remote monitored alarms and cameras and right up to mobile security patrols. Let’s take a look at some of the most common options.
CCTV Systems for Business
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Systems are widely considered to be the best option when it comes to striking a balance between efficiency and cost-effectiveness. CCTV cameras are an excellent deterrent to criminality: they are a prominent visual sign that security is taken seriously. Basic CCTV systems can be installed either hard-wired or wirelessly. It is possible to add cameras to the system later to cover blind spots, and you can mix fixed cameras with pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) devices. Some moveable cameras have an opaque cover so potential criminals cannot see which way they are pointing. Monitoring options range from simple screens which you can review yourself, through to hard-drive recorders that can capture evidential footage and burn it to a DVD for use by the police. You can also invest in remote monitoring for your CCTV systems, and a security patrol can attend your premises in the event that suspicious activity is caught on camera.
Intruder Alarm Systems
An intruder alarm is probably the first piece of business security hardware that any company invests in after moving into their own premises. Intruder alarms provide an audible signal when someone attempts to enter a building and can also be remotely monitored – this is where a security company sends a mobile security patrol or calls the police whenever the alarm activates. Modern alarms are very effective and do not raise false alarms as often as older models. There are a range of possible sensors which range from magnetic catches that fit onto doors and windows, through to infrared detectors that can detect movement. A combination of sensor types gives the best deterrent and can track an intruder through the building, to give another level of security against accidental activation.
Key Holding and Mobile Security Patrols
At the top of the list of the best security systems is a key holding service. It’s all very well installing a cutting-edge security system: someone needs to be able to respond if the alarm is activated or the CCTV picks up suspicious behaviour. Key holding services offer additional protection and flexibility and can be combined with mobile security patrolling for the ultimate peace of mind. When you entrust a security company with the keys to your premises, they can be on-call to respond to any eventuality at any time of the day or night. This could be by responding to an alarm activation, allowing contractors access to the building in your absence or regularly patrolling the perimeter or interiors of your property.
D-Tect Fire and Security
D-Tect Fire and Security are proud to be one of the South’s premier security companies. We specialise in the installation and maintenance of fire and security systems across the South, Midlands and London. Call us today to find out more about our range of commercial security solutions and for a no-obligation assessment of your security needs.