Criminal activity can cause devastating damages to businesses, and deterring would-be thieves and bad actors from targeting your organization can help protect your employees and keep your assets safe. How can an integrated business security system prevent loss, protect you and your employees, and safeguard your business?
A security system for a business is more than just a burglar alarm. A variety of technologies can be combined into a comprehensive system based on your needs and goals. Below we’ll take a look at a few key components of an integrated security system, and ways these components can benefit your business.
Intrusion Detection & Alerting
Every security system needs to be able to detect unauthorized intruders on your business premises. Detection equipment can vary in complexity and sophistication, but common technologies include infrared motion detectors, ultrasonic & microwave detectors, photoelectric beams, and glass break and magnetic switch detectors.
Once you have detection equipment in place, you can hook it to a variety of technologies that can serve different purposes. Arguably the most important technology in your security system is a burglar alarm system. An alarm system can be configured to sounds sirens and flash lights to scare off an intruder before they can cause to much damage or steal valuable property and equipment.
In addition to sounding an alarm to ward off criminals, a security system can be configured to alert you, your staff, and/or local law enforcement so that quick action can be taken to minimize losses and damage.
In addition to catching a burglar in the act, you can set up prevent people from entering restricted areas by implementing an access control system. It’s possible to set rules that determine which employees have access to which areas at any given time. As an added bonus, you can easily revoke access for terminated employees without needing to worry about cloned keys or changing locks.
Security cameras can compliment your security system by adding another layer of protection. In addition to observing activity, security cameras can record activity, which can be a huge benefit when it comes to proving what happened in an incident.
Another benefit security cameras can provide is the ability to monitor security feeds from anywhere in the world, meaning you can keep an eye on your premises, staff, and suspicious activity at any time.
Creating an Audit Trail
Monitoring, updating and reporting are much easier with an integrated security system. A comprehensive system can give you insight into the safety of your business, which can help you improve overall security. With logs (through access control records) and video recordings, you can know exactly who was where in the event anything goes missing or if any incidents occur.
Implementing an Integrated Security System for Your Business
There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to determining how simple or complex a security system needs to be to meet your security goals. Knowing what you want to protect, what areas your building and premises need to be protected, and how many cameras you need are just a few key factors to keep in mind.
With so many technologies and options to consider, planning and implementing an effective integrated security system for you business can seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. If you run a business or organization of any type or size in East Texas, 3D Security, Inc. is here to help. With over 30 years of experience securing businesses of all kinds–from office buildings to hospitals, gas stations to prisons, oil fields, and everything in between–we have the experience you can count on for all of your security needs.
Contact us today to discuss your security goals and we’ll work with you to create and implement a comprehensive integrated security system that meets and exceeds your expectations.