Keeping your business secure is important. There's no better way to do that than with a solid commercial security infrastructure. Yet not all security systems are created equally. Some commercial security solutions use outdated technology. Some are backed by companies who just want to make a quick buck selling some cameras and don't offer the extensive support necessary to secure a business.
Unfortunately, it isn't always so easy to separate the good from the bad. To help you make more informed decisions, here are a few of the features that you should always look for when shopping for a new security system.
The technology used in a modern security system can seem light-years ahead of what you used to see. Modern security cameras record in full HD and can even be backed up to the cloud, removing the need for cumbersome hardware storage solutions.
Your monitoring system should consist of more than just cameras. There should be sensors on doors and windows, access control devices for employees and environmental sensors that can alert you to hazards like floods and fires.
When it comes to live monitoring you should accept nothing less than 24 hours a day, every day. After all, crime doesn't take a break and neither should your security system.
Ease Of Use
A good commercial security system should make it easy to access and monitor your security system. Some even offer smartphone apps with real-time alerts so you can manage your security at home or on the go. The easier it is for you to access important information the more secure your business really is.
Businesses grow all the time, and a good security system will be able to account for this. It should be easy to expand a system across multiple locations. It should also be just as easy to manage multiple locations as it is to manage security at a single location. The system should be designed from the ground up to grow with your business.
A Good Support System
Even the best products will malfunction occasionally, so it's important that your security provider have an extensive support system. When your system isn't working as it should you’re left wide open. You should be able to get support right away. Don't settle for a company who makes you wait a week for a return email while you're sitting there with a broken security system.
Hopefully this has given you an understanding of what a good security system really is and shown you that commercial security doesn't have to be a hassle. With a modern system from the right company you barely even have to think about it, leaving you more time to focus on growing your business and living your life.
At J&J Security we make the securing your business our full time job so you don't have to. We offer affordable commercial security systems that include commercial-grade security cameras and alarms with 24/7 professional monitoring services. Please contact us today to learn more about how we can help you secure your business.