Having extensive security in place is a vital aspect of running a successful business. Threat from burglaries, vandalism, fire and internal issues including problems with your workforce or productivity can all be protected against or prevented, with the installation of a suitable commercial security system.
Furthermore, in this digital world there is now greater emphasis on cyber-security. But, there’s no point in protecting your data if you haven’t protected the computers that hold your data – and the only way to safeguard these is by installing adequate commercial security systems around your premises.
If we haven’t already convinced you, here are ACC Security’s top five reasons your business needs a security system:
24/7 Support and Remote Monitoring
You can’t be there all the time. However, your assigned monitoring station most certainly can. This means you can give your business the round-the-clock protection and should anything happen, the relevant authorities can be notified immediately. Also, thanks to the wonder of technology, you can now view feeds from security cameras on a range of portable devices – laptops, tablets, smartphones – meaning you can keep an eye out, wherever you might be.
Why That Eye Is Necessary
Surveillance goes beyond protecting your business from external crime, such as burglary and vandalism. It also allows you to keep an eye on your employees during the working day. This might sound a little Big Brother, but CCTV security systems are proven to increase employee productivity and can allow you to monitor workflow and quality. CCTV is also vital for workplace safety and can also be used as vital evidence in the event of an incident or crime.
The Best Offence is a Good Defence
Far from applying only to sports or military tactics, the old adage works perfectly for commercial security systems. Deter criminals from attacking your business by having a fully-integrated system installed, including alarms, CCTV and motion-activated lights. Burglars are a particularly shy breed and most can’t stand being in the spotlight, so surround your premise with security floodlights and watch as they flee (from your remote monitoring security system, of course).
This will vary from business to business, but most insurance companies require you to have at least a basic burglar alarm before they will cover your company. You can significantly lower your insurance premiums by installing comprehensive commerical security systems for your business. View installations of this type as an investment; they will soon pay for themselves and also provide protection for your business, giving you peace of mind – something which you can’t really put a price on.
Honesty is the Best Policy
If a business forgoes CCTV, it leaves itself open to the threat of fraudulent claims. Unfortunately, there are dishonest people out there and with the growing issue of ‘compensation culture’ those people can and will try and take advantage of your company’s insurance policy, through fraudulent accidents like slips and trips. The only way to definitively protect your business from a false claim is visual evidence – CCTV proof that it never actually happened.
Building a successful business can take years – but it can be devastated in minutes through crime, whether it comes in the form of a physical attack or an instance of fraud. Each can have detrimental economic effects on a business, but by taking the right steps you can safeguard against both.