There was a time when just locking the doors to your business was enough. At most, businesses in more crime-prone areas used a blaring alarm to send criminals on the run. Seems like something out of a movie, doesn’t it?
Unfortunately, gone are the days when commercial security was merely an option. Professional commercial security and professional monitoring is something every business should seriously consider. Why? Your business is an investment, and it’s worth protecting.
You Could Probably Do It Yourself, Right?
With all of the advancements in security technology, there are a lot of DIY options out there, even for the business. But is that something most businesses could or should do themselves?
That’s a negative. Nope. Hard No.
Here’s why. There are endless highly sophisticated security technology options, and the decisions you make can impact the quality and level of security you achieve. Why? Not every technology is the best fit for every application, and without help from a professional, it is very easy to overspend and still have a commercial security system that underachieves. Need more reasons? Here are a few reasons you need professional commercial security and monitoring.
Deter After-Hours Theft
Intruders are far less likely to target a business with a security system in place. Alarms and the risk of getting caught will send them running. However, most criminals are savvy professionals and know when a system is subpar or nonexistent. When the security system is installed and professionally monitored, criminals realize the risk is too high and if they attempt to get into your business the authorities are alerted so help is on the way.
Protect Your Stock
Whether it is dishonest employees or shoplifters or others, those who want to steal want your valuables but want them without risk of getting caught. Since commercial security systems that include video surveillance raise the chances of getting caught so significantly, most will not take the risk. If they do strike, you have proof of the crime and the perpetrators for law enforcement.
Prevents and Minimizes Loss and Damage
In most cases, there is a gap in time between when a threatening situation starts and when it becomes evident to the business owner, such as in a smoldering fire. Those are critical moments lost and moments that could be the difference between preventing a catastrophic loss, or not. With a commercial security system and professional monitoring, those moments are regained and the help you need is dispatched immediately, even if you can’t call yourself.
Help is Summoned Whether You are There or Not
Without security alarms and professional monitoring, you have to wait for someone to notice that there is an emergency and act on the knowledge before there is intervention. Any delay can cause more loss, damage, or harm. When you have comprehensive security solutions that are professionally monitored, detection is swift and help is on the way.
Helps Reduce Area Crime
A 2009 study by Rutgers found that as the number of security systems increased in an area, the number of robberies decreased. What causes this? Criminals know that area businesses with security cameras pose a huge risk to them because they can often catch images that surround the business, such as passing cars. The more cameras, the more potential images of the criminal, and the more risk.
Increased Business Awareness
With remote access, you can check in on the business from anywhere, at any time. This means you can see what is working in your processes, and what isn’t and change to meet customer behaviors. And if trouble is brewing, you can take action immediately.
Provides Peace of Mind
Perhaps the best benefit of commercial security is the peace of mind it provides knowing you have done all you can to protect your employees and your business. With a professionally installed system, you know that you have avoided gaps and that the system is fully functional. Having that system professionally monitored closes the security loop so that even if you can’t call for help when your home or family is in danger, someone will.
About ABC Fire & Burglar Alarm- Home Security Systems New Orleans
As a local New Orleans company with over 20 years of experience, ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm is dedicated to protecting families and businesses in our community. We proudly service the New Orleans metropolitan area, including New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, Destrehan, Luling, Houma, Gretna, Belle Chasse, Chalmette, Slidell, Covington, Hammond, Laplace, and surrounding areas. Contact ABC Fire & Burglar Alarm at 504-889-9795