Last Saturday, I saw an advertisement regarding home and business security solutions in the newspaper and was reminded of two recent incidents of burglary in the business premises owned by two of my close friends. Neither of the two premises were equipped with a business security systems.
My friend’s wife, Liz, runs a prestigious boutique quite close to our house. About a month ago, there was a big burglary in her boutique and the burglars got away with a substantial amount of cash after breaking open the safe in addition to some other items and documents.
The second burglary took place in my friend Ted’s departmental store about a fortnight ago. The burglars struck sometime in the night and took away a large amount of money after breaking the cash box.
All businesses are built with a lot of hard work and perseverance. It is, therefore, natural for any business owner to try and keep all of the business’s assets safe and secured from all potential harm. Protection against burglary or theft, fire and earthquake comes foremost to mind, when it comes to business security. Installing a monitored business security system to protect your business is the best choice. Let us look at some of the options:
1. Door and window contacts – These are a simple form of home and business security and can be installed quickly. These contacts sound an alarm when someone tries to open the window or door while the system is activated. These are installed on the connecting points of windows and doors.
2. Motion sensors – These are used for detecting intruders both inside and outside the premises. The sensors can be activated and deactivated at will. You can switch them off during the day and on when heading home after closing the premises.
3. Surveillance cameras – These cameras are great in providing top-notch security. These cameras can be used for round-the-clock monitoring to both the inside and outside of your business. Equipped with Infrared LEDs and night sensors, they give good coverage during the night as well. The integrated alarm cautions you in case of any suspicious activity.
4. Control panels – With the master panel in a place which is not easily accessible to an intruder, multiple panels across the premises allow you easy access to the system in case of an emergency.