New Year: New Commercial Security Challenges and Protective Measures
When you started your business, maybe all you needed for effective commercial security was a simple door alarm on the front and rear entrance. But times change, and so do the commercial security challenges that face many businesses. Make sure that your commercial security system can keep up!
The last ten years have seen tremendous advances in commercial security technology, as well as dramatic changes in the kinds of challenges faced by businesses of all sizes. According to data from PricewaterhouseCoopers, 38% more commercial security incidents were detected last year than in the previous year. That’s why all kinds of businesses—from small retail shops to large office complexes—are using the New Year to evaluate and upgrade their security systems to be ready for whatever challenges the new year has in store.
Protective Measures Available in the New Year May Surprise you! Besides alarms on doors and windows and 24/7 monitoring, businesses are protecting their assets, their employees, and their property by installing camera systems and video surveillance—including network video recorders (NVRs)—as well as premise access controls, IP cameras, remote access controls, network video recorders, and more. Basic intrusion detection—such as alarms and window break detectors—represent around 24% of new commercial security installations, while cameras and video surveillance account for 27%, and access controls another 15%.
Ultimately, there are as many different commercial security solutions as there are businesses that need them. To identify your security needs and find the solution that’s right for your business, have a security evaluation performed by an experienced professional.
If you’re not sure whether you need an upgrade in the coming year, ask yourself how many years you’ve had your same security system. As with any technology, what was good ten years ago may not be sufficient today. For commercial security systems, it’s a good rule of thumb to consider an upgrade every 5-7 years. If you suspect that your system may be out of date, or in need of an upgrade to help you meet new challenges that your business may be facing in the New Year, contact A-TEC Security Systems for a FREE commercial security evaluation.
There have been a lot of exciting recent developments in commercial security that may help your business in the New Year, including:
- Interlogix TruVision IP Camera Systems, which offer unmatched IP video quality, allowing you to capture clearer images and more details.
- DSC Security Systems’ innovative control panel technology brings the scalability of a hardwired system combined with wireless technology and apps that extend capabilities.
- ProdataKey Wireless Access Control Systems let you protect doors that can be difficult to wire, while also providing increased security—a scalable solution for up to 1,000 doors.
- Video Verification combines the best of both DSC alarm and TruVision camera systems working hand-in-hand to show you what’s going on at your business. You can set custom triggers, and a tripped alarm tells the video system to capture video, which can be sent directly to you in real time.
It’s time to make sure that your commercial security system is ready for all the challenges it may face in the coming year. Click here to contact A-TEC Security and receive a FREE security evaluation from one of our Kansas City area commercial security systems professionals. Discounts on commercial security system upgrades are currently available, so call A-TEC Security today!