As a business owner, you may not think much about your surveillance and security systems except when you need them. This often means your existing solutions are outdated, need to be upgraded, suffer from gaps, or are not fully functional.
Unfortunately, if you don’t take a proactive stance to business security systems, you may discover these shortcomings too late. Knowing the most common signs that you should upgrade your business security can help you avoid potential issues.
You Are Unable to View or Record Activities
For most businesses, being able to view and monitor key areas of the facility is essential for safety and compliance. This is especially true for customer-facing businesses like retail stores and restaurants. Also, with the latest rules and restrictions related to social distancing, it is essential you can monitor what is going on.
Significant Expansion Since the Security System Was Installed
Has your business expanded or changed significantly since your surveillance or alarm system was installed? Have you moved your location? Are you sure that all areas are being properly protected? It is important to re-evaluate the infrastructure to ensure it matches the growth going on.
The Inability to Respond in Real-Time to Risky or Disruptive Situations
Vandals and thieves can strike at any time. Also, because of the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, the public may demonstrate disruptive behavior, which is something that has been seen in some areas. Having a high-resolution camera system that feeds into a constantly recording and monitoring system will help ensure the safest and fastest response times.
No Power Redundancy or Communications
Today, thieves are savvier than ever before. They can take over a business’s landline or prevent the alarm from reaching the first responders. Make sure you have some type of backup communications in place. Also, if the power goes out, be sure you have back up battery power to keep the alarms live until power is restored.
If you notice any of the issues mentioned here, it is clear you need to upgrade your business’s security system. Doing so will help ensure you, your employees, your business, and your customers remain safe.