Security Alarm Systems Checklist for Small Businesses

Security Alarm Systems Checklist for Small Businesses
28/04/2019 Rechenberg
Security Alarm Systems Checklist for Small Businesses

Installing a new security alarm system is a wonderful idea, but it’s important to know what to look for.

The average small business owner may assume any security system is going to work well with their setup when that’s not always the case!

Instead, you have to take the time to put together a comprehensive checklist to find a good fit.

Here is more on what the checklist should include when it’s time to invest in a security alarm system.

1) Cost

Start with the cost so you are aware of how much money is going to be spent on the security alarm system.

This is an investment in your business and it has to be made with appropriate financial awareness as a business owner.

For small businesses, you will have a set budget in place.

The cost is going to ensure you only take a look at options that work well with your financial situation.

Keep this in mind and you will end up with a solution that is not only good at keeping the business safe but also affordable as well.

2) Risk

A number of items can determine what your risk factor may be.

For instance, a business may sell high-end electrical products. In the event of a break-in, these products may be potentially sold on the black market if stolen.

As a result, this business may require a higher level and more sophisticated security than a hairdressing business that has minimal stock in comparison.

A risk that is often not considered isn’t related to the theft of property, but the damage done during the break-in.

Not to mention the time the business may need to be closed to clean up and repair any damage from the break-in.

3) Detection Devices

There are quite a few options for what sort of detection device to use, the most common are passive infrared detectors (PIR detectors) and reed-switches.

PIR is a sensor that measures infrared light radiating from objects in its field of view.

This allows a PIR to cover large spaces effectively with minimal false alarms, particularly in places like offices and warehouses.

On the other hand, reed-switches in their simple form consist of a pair of flexible metal rods inside a sealed glass tube, which is normally closed and open when a magnet comes near.

This makes reed-switches perfect for security and personnel doors and roller doors.

When the door opens, the magnetic is separated from the reed-switch and generates an alarm, and similar to PIR detectors, have a very low false alarm rate.

4) Property Layout and Detection Device Placement

Consideration needs to be taken into account in the placement of detection devices to ensure they cover areas that have high-value goods.

This includes potential paths intruders may travel through to get to other areas of the business.

A well thought and laid out security system can be an economical but valuable asset in battling crime.

A professional will also take the time to help with this when they carry out an in-depth on-site assessment.

This is a basic checklist all small business owners should be incorporating into their search process as soon as possible.

Yes, it may seem easy to go ahead and invest in a new security alarm system, however, most businesses need to follow a set checklist once they begin doing research.

As long as this approach is taken, you will be well on your way to a great solution!

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And that keeping your assets protected can save a whole lot of unnecessary hassle and inconvenience.

Since 1971 we have been providing reliable and affordable Locksmithing and Security Services for the residents all over Bundaberg.

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