The speed at which technology advances is staggering, and for the most part, that’s a beautiful thing. But when it comes to your business security, it also means that your once state-of-the-art security system may fall behind in terms of capability and effectiveness. It’s important to keep your business protected against criminals or dishonest employees. An underperforming or outdated security system can leave your commercial space vulnerable to attacks.
It’s always a good idea to keep your eye on the recent changes in the commercial home security industry. If you’re wondering whether it might be time to upgrade your commercial security system, check for the following tell-tale signs to see how it measures up.
You’re Sensing A Threat
The fact that you’re wondering about your security system in the first place could be due to the fact that you’re sensing an existing threat to your security. A good security system should give you peace of mind, not doubts about its effectiveness. This may seem obvious, but it’s important to mention anyway: if you’ve recently experienced a break-in, your current system may be lacking and in need of upgrading.
But what if there hasn’t been an incident – yet? Ask yourself, “What is it about your commercial space that makes it attractive to burglars or criminals?” A truly robust and effective security system should be good at deterring intruders in the first place. If you’ve noticed some suspicious activity or unwanted interest from possible intruders, it may be that they’re just not deterred by your defenses. If that’s the case, it’s time to upgrade your system.
You’re Still Relying On Cables And Wires
Technology has advanced; isn’t it time your security system did too? If your current security system panel is still tied down by physical cables and wires, it could be easily disabled and made completely useless if the power, phone, or internet is physically cut off or you otherwise experience a power outage. If your entire detection system can simply be cut off, this can leave your business vulnerable to attacks.
On the other hand, you can count on the new wireless commercial security systems to reliably transmit their signal via wireless signaling. That means no more strings attached. Not to mention, you could have the ability to control your security system through any linked smart phone or device. Which means you can monitor your security whether you’re physically there, away on vacation, or working from home.
You’ve Outgrown Your Current System
As your business grows, you’ll likely find that you need to keep up with the added security. Any increase in foot traffic, size of space or number of entrances can make a big change to your security needs. Since your current system probably wasn’t designed to account for these changes, it may expose your business to newly created threats.
Whether you’re adding a storefront, expanding your current space, or scaling your operation in any way, you’ll likely need to adjust your security system accordingly. The last thing you want to do is undermine the success of your new operations. A new and upgraded security system can offer a smooth and safe transition.
You’re Dealing With Low-Quality Cameras
Gone are the days when security camera footage looked like a pixelated mess. Nowadays, commercial security cameras can offer high-resolution, color footage to help keep track of what takes place at your business. In case of a breach in security, you want a better chance of having clear evidence of what happened and legal proof to aid the law enforcement.
So, if you’re still dealing with grainy, black-and-white footage, or struggling to zoom in enough to view what you need, it’s time to think about upgrading your camera system. And you don’t have to worry about paying a premium price. Thanks to the recent advances in technology, high-quality security cameras are more affordable today than ever.
Does your security system desperately need an upgrade? If any of these listed signs apply to your current situation, your business could greatly benefit from a new state-of-the art security system. At Frase Protection, we’re here to answer any of your questions regarding your security needs and the state of your current business security system. Don’t hesitate to contact us today – we’ll be happy to hear from you!
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