In many ways, security systems are on a par, perhaps even a partner, with insurance. You only think you need it when something unfortunate happens. When incidents do happen, you will have to accept the inevitable consequences unless you have taken sensible precautions.
Consequences of Ignoring Security Measures
It will be too late when you arrive in the morning at your offices and find the contents scattered everywhere, your computer system in disarray and an extensive clear-up to arrange.
Of course, hindsight is a wonderful thing and its easy to fall into that trap, but why take those risks in the first place?
The high cost of disruption to your business, your need to support your staff, and a temporary inability to meet your customers’ demands are likely to outweigh the cost of having a reliable intruder alarm system installed in the first place. You will also find your insurance premiums will be lower with a quality security system installed.
Homeowners often question the need for security solutions, but the sad truth is, domestic properties are not immune to break-ins. Investing in professionally designed domestic burglar alarms, offering full coverage of your property, can act as a significant deterrent to potential criminals. Leaving your front door open, as was once possible, is no longer a safe option.
Recent reports of commercial and domestic property break-ins showed that those with alarms forced the criminals to leave empty-handed. Unattended properties were identified as being especially vulnerable. In a number of instances, break-ins were made by forcing downstairs windows and back or patio doors to gain access.
Commercial Security Systems and the Integration of Technology
For businesses, integrating various technologies, such as CCTV, lighting, motion detection, and heating/cooling, into an intruder alarm system presents intriguing opportunities. These integrated systems not only enhance security but also offer cost efficiencies in terms of reduced energy usage. By incorporating level and presence lighting, businesses can minimise energy wastage in unoccupied areas.
To protect your premises, offices, and external areas, consider investing in an HD IP CCTV system with high-resolution cameras from reputable suppliers like Videcon and HK Vision. Such systems provide continuous recording of all movements, adding an extra layer of security and peace of mind for business owners and facilities managers.
Take a look at CCTV for a moment. Protecting your premises, offices, and the external areas up to the boundaries of the property can be effectively delivered by an HD IP CCTV system. Multiple high-resolution cameras, from leading suppliers, for example, Videcon and Bosch, mounted around the perimeter and at key points in your buildings, will offer enhanced levels of security. With the continuous recording of all movements of people and vehicles; business owners and facilities managers can feel more at ease.
A recent survey for the Home Office confirmed that a commercial property with an alarm provided a deterrent rating of 84% to would-be criminals, and the presence of a CCTV camera an 82% rating.
The Importance of Security and Precautions
Commercial premises without intruder alarm systems or with deactivated ones are more vulnerable to security threats. Moreover, insurance claims may be invalidated if an alarm system is found to be inactive during a break-in. Upgrading security systems when moving to new premises or expanding existing ones is a prudent move to stay ahead of potential risks. Those without intruder alarm systems and commercial alarm systems are certainly more vulnerable and at risk.
The Need for Professional Security Contractors
When upgrading security systems, it’s essential to work with professional security contractors like Yee Group, who offer unbiased advice and recommendations. We are able to independently offer advice and recommendations as we are not tied to a particular supplier or manufacturer. Always look for the SSAIB accreditation when choosing an intruder alarm installer to guarantee the competence and installation skills of the technicians.
Upgrading industrial premises is a particular strength of the security team at Yee Group. It’s an area where our expertise is held in high regard and recommended by others.
Given the ever-evolving tactics of criminals, being proactive is essential to reduce potential threats and protect your property. Regular reviews of your security system design together with a schedule of pre-planned maintenance visits are necessary to ensure your intruder alarm system remains effective and reliable.
Our experience shows that clients often cite “protecting property and assets” as the main reasons for upgrading their intruder alarm systems and CCTV. Yet the benefits of protecting staff and visitors pays back many times over in terms of loyalty and morale. While these may seem intangible benefits consider a client of ours who recently pointed out that “enabling the business and our operations to proceed daily in a safe and protected manner are critical additional advantages that we didn’t appreciate until we upgraded our intruder alarm to a state-of-the-art system.” He continued ‘We need to keep our attention focussed 100% on running this business and going forward with our planned growth and development. That’s far more constructive than having to worry about our security.”
Taking steps to improve your security with a well-designed and reliable intruder alarm system, particularly one that includes a monitoring service, will bring many benefits. It could otherwise prove very costly indeed.