Business security systems are essential when you own commercial property or are running a business. Protecting your assets and employees is important to give you peace of mind when you are onsite and away from work.
Security Camera Systems
Having security cameras at your business is perhaps one of the easiest ways to help protect your property. After all, it not only deters thieves from stealing to begin with, but, if there were an unfortunate incident that something did happen on the property, security camera footage can make the difference in trying to get the property returned or in pursuing charges against a criminal. Surveillance systems can be active and monitored on a device, or simply record the footage and store it for a period of time before deleting. Some camera systems allow you to access the footage in real time through a smartphone or other connected devices. These types of systems give you access to see what caused an alarm to sound as well as record the video for later reference if necessary. Security cameras are commonly used to monitor the inside or outside of businesses during all hours to watch for theft, monitor secure areas of a business such as a safe or gated-off storage area, monitor crops or greenhouses, as well as doors and parking areas. Other benefits of commercial security camera systems include making sure employees follow safety protocols, being able to view footage remotely 24/7 with the touch of a button, being able to keep track of who enters and exits a building at what time, and knowing what is going on at work even if you can’t be there.
We now also offer Thermal Temperature Monitoring solutions to help support your business during this age of increased protection against virus’. It will take the need for manual temperature screenings and mask reinforcement off your plate by doing the screenings for you and alerting you to anyone that may put your business at risk immediately. We can help match the right surveillance technology to your business for a security system that provides peace of mind.
Motion detectors are security devices that detect a change in movement at a certain location. They can be helpful for security systems in all different types of commercial enterprises: military premises, industrial locations, small businesses, green houses, etc., both on and off-hours, or for protecting restricted access zones during business hours.
Typically, there are two primary types of motion detectors: passive or active.
Passive motion sensors are based on infrared technology. They operate based off of a change in temperature, specifically heat. Usually a significant change in temperature in a space indicates an introduction of a new element, signifying movement of some sort. This type of infrared technology is advanced enough that it can detect the temperature that humans emit. This type of change in the space would then cause the alarm to sound.
Meanwhile, active motion sensors give off radio waves that bounce off of objects and the surrounding environment. If a movement interrupts a radio wave, an alarm will go off. Understanding which type of detectors to use is important to reduce nuisance alarms.
It is also good to note that there are types of motion detectors that integrate both types of technology into one device; these are known as dual technology sensors.
Advances in technology allow this type of device to also be accessible on a smartphone like some of the other security devices mentioned in this checklist.
Motion detector security systems can be customized based on the type of property, the level of security needed and the size of the location. Many systems use motion detectors to protect areas with many windows or potential access points rather than adding perimeter protection to every window. Our security professionals will help you plan the use of motion detectors and perimeter protection for the best protection for your business.
Commercial Fire Alarm Systems
Perhaps the type of environmental security that is thought of most often for a business is that of smoke, fire and carbon monoxide alarm systems. It’s one thing to know you should have fire alarm systems installed, and another to have comprehensive commercial fire protection. Seacoast Security offers a range of fire alarm systems, as well as UL inspection services, to ensure that your business is being adequately monitored so that should an emergency take place, first responders will be notified immediately in order to mitigate any property damage. According to the US Fire Administration, in 2018 there were 1,318,500 fires on record that lost 3,655 lives and caused $25.6 billion worth of damage. Fire protection services may seem like a “no brainer”, but it is one of the most important steps you can take to secure your business.
Temperature and Humidity Alarms
Do you have a business where maintaining the temperature or humidity of your property is crucial? If so, a temperature and humidity alarm is an important aspect of security against environmental accidents that might occur. This type of alarm—you guessed it—tracks the temperature and humidity of your property, often even remotely. You can set the device to provide notice if the temperature or humidity goes outside of the range that you set, allowing you to intervene and minimize property and product damage. Industries where this type of alarm is helpful include indoor farms, food service, technology and art galleries, just to name a few, but nearly every business in New England also benefits from knowing if the temperature drops too far if the power or the heating system fails. Temperature and humidity alarms are a great addition to your security system package, and are a reasonable add-on that many companies should consider if low or high temperatures are a risk to business assets.
Water or Flooding Alarm
Water or flooding alarms, also known as environmental alarms, allow you to detect the presence of moisture or water where it does not belong.
Small moisture detectors, called Water Bugs, are installed in less visited spaces or in spaces during times of frequent vacancy for seasonal businesses, which sense moisture or water to be present. These are usually an inexpensive option for alerting you prior to catastrophic incidents.
Overall, water and flooding alarms are especially useful in areas such as rooms with water pipes, dishwashers, boilers, washing machines, sump pumps, toilets, freezers, etc.
Panic Button Alarms
Panic button alarms are a good option to add to your security system if your business includes valuable assets like cash, jewelry, electronics and other items that could easily be stolen during a hold up or robbery. Many banks and jewelry stores include panic buttons behind their counters to allow employees to alert the authorities of a robbery without the necessity of a phone call. Ensuring that panic buttons are accessible and installed in the right locations are important factors with this type of security component. Our team will help you analyze the proper locations, quantity, and install them for you to ensure functionality.
Business Security Systems Summary
No matter what type of security system you need for your business, Seacoast Security will help you every step of the way. We will analyze and plan the system you need to protect your business, we’ll provide professional installation, we’ll monitor the security system and alert you and authorities when alarms are triggered, and we’ll work with you to stay within your budget. Contact us today at (800) 654-8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Seacoast Security services Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont and has an in-house monitoring and dispatching center with commercial security options to suit the needs of your business. We are very happy to help you work through this important security checklist to ensure every possible safety measure is in place for your business to protect it for years to come.
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