The Importance of a Commercial Security System
Your commercial security system may be the most essential part of your business. It protects every aspect of what you do, including equipment, inventory, data and valuable proprietary information. That’s why you need a business security system that is tailored to your unique needs and not a one-size-fits-all program. Commercial security solutions create peace of mind and allow you to protect valuable assets of any kind.
Forget the Residential Approach
Most people have experience with residential security systems, so that’s naturally where they start when researching security for their business. But even if you run your business out of your home, wired door contacts aren’t enough to stop a determined intruder.
The problem with applying a residential security approach to your business is that it doesn’t take into account the increased risk of theft, vandalism and intruders that businesses face. Pieced-together options or old-school call center security “monitoring” is not reliable and won’t give you peace of mind. You need to consider the unique location, building style, access points and more when choosing a business security system.
Benefits of a Perimeter Security System
When you have so much to lose, you want a commercial security solution that you know works for what you’re protecting. ISC specializes in crafting a system that is tailored to your business and its unique requirements.
Unlike a house with only door and window access points, your business may have bay doors, large duct systems or a massive property to secure. A single security guard can’t be in all places at all times, leaving vast areas vulnerable. And if you have people or deliveries coming at odd hours, you need to know your business is secure no matter the time of day.
The Hydra Asset Protection System is the most flexible perimeter detection option available. It is a wireless system that detects both heat and movement, and it requires both to trigger a response of your choice. This means fewer false alarms creating unnecessary worry and disruption in your already busy day.
Traditional commercial security solutions tend to be fixed in place, leaving your security investment where it is installed. The Hydra is most often used on fences, but can be installed on doors, hatches and other objects. This makes it an excellent commercial security solution for temporary security needs, like short-term off-site projects or protecting a cargo box with valuable contents.
As your business grows and scales, you need a security system that can grow and change with you.
The Hydra is only one possibility for securing the perimeter of your business, and our clients often choose multiple products to create a layered system of protection. Digital microwaves, for example, are high performers when a fence isn’t possible or when you need to know if a specific area is compromised.
ISC takes a comprehensive approach to ensure your location is secure and the system is ready to respond properly. With options such as video monitoring, two-way voice contact and even remote door locks, you are in full control of what happens if your perimeter is disturbed.
Once motion has been detected, your system can turn on lights to deter opportunist thieves and vandals, set off an alarm to scare trespassers or alert specific people. It is these layers of detection and response that will keep your business secure — something that wired door contacts simply cannot offer.
Potential Financial Advantages
When you have a business security system, you may be eligible for tax credits or even breaks in your insurance premiums. Since you are less at risk of making a claim, your insurance provider may reduce your fees. Similarly, check with your accountant to see what options are available to you to reduce your expenses. Depending on the laws and programs where you operate, you could potentially write off a portion of the cost or even receive a tax credit for reducing vandalism or theft in your city.
There is Too Much To Lose
A comprehensive business security system isn’t just about protecting your business. It is about protecting your brand, your reputation, your blood, sweat and tears, and more. You are also protecting:
- The safety of your staff and clients
- Your proprietary knowledge, data and inventory
- Your bottom line — insurance claims due to theft or vandalism equal higher premiums
- Your customers’ trust when you keep their information secure
ISC has more than 30 years of experience providing our clients with the most secure monitoring systems available. We protect your business by using state-of-the-art technology and well-established monitoring techniques. Contact us today to learn about our commercial security solutions.