Is Your Commercial Security System Up To Par?
Keeping your company as safe and secure as possible is a top priority for every small business owner. And in today’s world, there’s no reason why any business owner should want to cut corners when it comes to the performance of their commercial security system.
Every year, there are more than 1 million burglaries that occur in the U.S., meaning your office, store, or commercial facilities are vulnerable to everything from theft to vandalism if your exterior or interior surveillance systems are inadequate. That’s why ensuring your commercial security system is high performing and up-to-par is an essential element to any business operations. With innovative security and surveillance systems, you can reap the safety benefits of everything from:
- Crime deterrent alarm systems & access controls
- Automatic emergency assistance contact
- Recorded video evidence for authorities to inspect & quick history and bookmarking of events that took place
- Sensory detection notifications for interior and exterior areas
- Cloud-based control access for remotely accessing and monitoring premises
All of these security features and more typically come standard with most of today’s commercial security systems. But how do you know if your current security or surveillance setup is up-to-date and performing how it should be? Here are a few tips to consider when it comes to assessing whether your commercial security system is currently up to par.
Surveillance: Quality over Quantity
Nowadays, it’s safe to say that having a few security cameras set up around your property’s exterior simply isn’t cutting it when it comes to deterring intruders. If your current video surveillance system or equipment is lacking any of the following features, than it’s safe to say you’re probably in need of an upgrade:
- Built-in recording storage
- Remote control access
- Live, off-site monitoring capabilities
- Smartphone live stream access
- Automatic motion detection
- Automatic emergency contact
- Voice access and recognition software
- Cloud-hosting access and data storage
- PoE (Power over Ethernet) enabled cameras, NOT coaxial
Be sure to check with your telecommunications equipment provider whether your current security and surveillance systems are equipped with any, if not all, of these features.
Consider Your Industry
Commercial burglary and theft cases are up all across the board, but depending on which specific industry your business serves, having the latest security system technology is imperative to protecting your company. For starters, if you work for the federal government, or with a state or local government agency, you need to make sure your security equipment is compliant with the standards of both the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Those operating within the healthcare industry should also always be completely up-to-date when it comes to both physical and cyber security measures. In fact, hospitals and healthcare clinics account for 30% of all the cyber attacks and data breaches that occur in the country, which means you should always ensure that your cloud security systems are intact and high performing. Finally, geographically speaking, if your small business operates within an area where crime is evident or rising, you’ll want to make sure your security or surveillance equipment is upgraded at least at the end of every year.
Remote and Mobile Access
Today’s commercial security technology not only should keep your on-site facilities and inventory safe and sound, but should also provide off-site security solutions as well. This means you could provide designated employers with access to live video feeds of your protected premises and any stored video evidence, making it easier to solve any intrusion issues. Essentially, you should be able to access and control your entire video surveillance and security technology all from your smartphone or at-home computer.
Commercial Security Solutions From Telecom Technologies
Every business has their own commercial security needs, which is why we here at Telecom Technologies are dedicated to providing custom security solutions to all of our clients. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your current video surveillance system or you’re interested in learning what cloud-based security technology can do for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation, or call us at 651.456.5800 for immediate assistance.