How to Choose the Right Commercial Security System
Securing your commercial premises from threats is a priority to safeguard your investment. Be it an office, a warehouse or a parking lot, it is important to have a robust security system that will enable faster response to threats and provide deterrence. A commercial security system is more complex than a home security system in that it must screen entrants, provide surveillance, and alerts over a larger area. Today at TR Alarm Systems Inc, we want to provide some insight that will serve as a guide for selecting the right commercial security systems in NYC.
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Different commercial premises have different security needs. A hospital’s security needs are different from those of a jewelry store. Some factors that influence your security needs are;
• Incidences of crime- What are the crime statistics in the neighborhood? Are you in a high crime neighborhood or low crime area?
• Types of crimes- what crimes are commonly committed in the neighborhood? Are threats from burglars greater than threats on employees, or assets?
• Personal safety- How likely are your employees and customers likely to be attacked for cash and other valuables?
These 3 factors will provide assessment points for the needs which the security system will address.
Different premises present different challenges in the installation of a security system. It is important that you assess some aspects of your premises.
• Entrances – How many points in the premises can be used as entrances? These include windows, doors, air vents, access hatches and plumbing lines. All these points need to be secured. Determine how best to secure each entry point. What is most appropriate? Is it a lock, surveillance camera, shatterproof glass etc.?
• Interior needs – How do you secure the interior of your premises? How do you prevent unauthorized access to certain areas? You will need to determine how to secure rooms with valuables and cash. What is most appropriate, badge access, fingerprint reader, or pin lock?
• Lighting – lights are an integral part of the security system. You have to assess the premises to determine the points that need lighting and where to place the lights. You will also have to assess which security mechanisms blend well with the lights.
Monitoring and control
You should be able to monitor what is happening on the premises round the clock. This means installing a system that can provide alerts in real-time when you are far away from the premises, if there is no guard on site. Consider the benefits of having a mobile based security system that can show real-time images of the premises. You can also opt for a system that can be controlled from your mobile phone for quicker response.