6 Things You Didn’t Know Your Commercial Security System Could Do
What’s the first thing you think of when you think of commercial security in Kansas City? For most people, the words “security system” call to mind intrusion alerts or protection on doors, maybe also access controls, 24/7 monitoring, or commercial security cameras. Many businesses don’t use their commercial security systems for much more than an alarm on the door or maybe security cameras to keep tabs on a few key locations. But that’s nowhere near all that your security system is capable of, and thinking of commercial security in Kansas City in such limited terms means that you aren’t able to enjoy the full range of benefits that your security system can provide.
Even the simplest security systems have benefits beyond just setting off an alarm when someone is on the premises when he or she shouldn’t be. The majority of security systems offer a wealth of additional products and services that can be added to an existing system to generate incredible new functionality with only minor upgrades. What can commercial security in Kansas City do for you that it isn’t doing already?
Generate Detailed Security Reports on Almost Anything
Of course, keeping your premises, products, people, and other resources safe is the first goal of any commercial security system, but the typical security system can do so much more than that. When combined with 24/7 monitoring, commercial security in Kansas City can help you to gather real-time data that can help you to keep tabs on what’s going on at your business and plan for the future. Commercial security systems can be configured to gather data on any number of different types of alerts and activities, providing you with a highly detailed snapshot of who is at your business and what they’re doing there at a given time.
This data collection can be configured depending on your needs and delivered to you in easy-to-use reports. Many leading commercial security providers have this functionality already built into their systems or available as an upgrade while also offering apps that allow you to manage the system and see real-time info from your smartphone or tablet at any time.
Leverage Mobile Security System Management and Apps
Controlling, managing, and monitoring your commercial security in Kansas City? There’s an app for that. From alarm systems to access controls to commercial security cameras, just about all of your commercial security resources have the capability of being accessed by the right mobile app, putting the control of your commercial security system right in the palm of your hand. Even if you’re running an antiquated security system, you can get on-the-go control with the addition of an IPDatatel alarm communication device. IPDatatel is a universal alarm communications solution provider with devices compatible with most alarm panels. (If you’re not sure whether your system would work with an IPDatatel device, you can check availability at their website or ask one of the security specialists at A-TEC Commercial Security in Kansas City.)
With apps allowing you to access, control, and manage your commercial security system, you can set schedules, lock and unlock doors, let people in after hours, instantly control and view video, and receive text message alerts with embedded video when an event occurs.
Partition Your Commercial Security System
A business is a complex thing, and a one-size-fits-all solution is never going to be the best fit for your business. Yet that’s how many people run their commercial security in Kansas City, unaware that their security systems can already set and change security parameters that control who has access to which area at which time.
Think of it as creating a box within a box. Say you have a “cash counting room” inside a larger retail business. Some employees may have access to the business but not the cash room, while some might have access to both or neither. Access may also vary according to the time of day. Some employees may be able to access the cash room at the beginning or end of their shift but not at any other time. These kinds of parameters allow you to control your business, even when you’re not there. You can also set up separate alerts and reporting within those parameters to give you an even clearer picture of what’s going on in your business at any time of the day or night.
Use Commercial Security Cameras to Keep an Eye on Outdoor Spaces
We already know that commercial security cameras in Kansas City can keep an eye on point-of-sale locations, cash counting rooms, and anyplace else that you might need an “eye in the sky” or a little extra security. But there are lots of commercial security camera options that can also help you to keep an eye on outdoor spaces, from parking lots and garages to rooftops, green spaces, bin areas, alleys, loading docks, and more. Even just the presence of outdoor commercial security cameras has been shown to reduce the likelihood of theft, vandalism, assaults, and other crimes. Plus, commercial security cameras in Kansas City can be customized or optimized for whatever role you need them to serve. Night vision, infrared, or weather resistant cameras are just a few options.
Convert Old Commercial Security Systems to New Tech
Even if you’re running an older commercial security system and aren’t ready to upgrade to a newer model, you don’t have to get left behind or miss out on the exciting benefits that modern commercial security in Kansas City has to offer! Without upgrading to an entirely new system, running new lines, and so on, you can still get the benefits of an HD (high definition) version of your analog camera system with an add-on item that allows you to convert to HD via a “plug in” HD DVR.
Your old system will still be just as easy to use as ever, but you’ll get the benefits that come with higher-definition video capture, allowing you to see exactly what’s going on in up to 1080P without having to replace your old security cameras.
Scale Security Systems as Your Business Grows
As your business grows, your commercial security solutions should grow, too. Fortunately, most existing commercial security technologies have the potential to scale as your business grows. You can add on doors to premise access control (up to 1,000 doors, in many cases), even in multiple different buildings on a campus, while still controlling them with one interface. Prodatakey is one of the industry leaders in this field, granting premise access controls to businesses both simple and complex in ways that are easy to manage, maintain, and scale to the needs of your business, even as those needs change over time.
With the technology that we currently have at our fingertips—sometimes literally, in the case of commercial security apps—there’s almost nothing that can’t be accomplished. If you can dream it, chances are there’s a commercial security system available in Kansas City that can do it. When you work with an established provider like A-TEC Security in Kansas City, you’ll find that we’re on top of all the latest in commercial security technology and can help you find the solutions that are right for your business. Contact A-TEC Security today.