2020 Hardware Upgrades For Better Security Of Company Premises
This is the era of high-tech security gadgets and systems.
12:28 30 December 2019
Designed and developed by leading technology companies, these products vary from tiny smart locks to alarm systems and intrusion detectors to advanced surveillance systems that turn on by itself when no one is at home. Offering smart security solutions, these systems mostly come under the gamut of the internet of things (IoT) and are mainly targeted at homeowners. But a good number of products and solutions are now coming up with a special focus on businesses, causing a sigh of relief to all those companies looking at improving their overall security.
Here we take a look at some of the possible security upgrades you can do going into the new year. Let’s get started.
Access Control Systems
Controlling who accesses your business space is important when it boils down to boosting your security and protecting your stuff and staff.
This is where advanced access control systems come in handy. These systems provide authorized access for users to different areas in the office and devices, placing effective control into your hands.
Irrespective of how advanced these systems are, they all use the same working principle. Authenticating the identity of the user is usually the first step to granting access, which is followed by cross referencing that against a secure database of user records. After the user has been identified as genuine, the system grants them access only to the areas matching with their permissions.
While the normal systems make access control easy, advanced systems simplify gathering and storing data concerning the movement of people in the office, which could then help nailing down perpetrators (should there be any breach in security) as well as assessing security risks proactively.
Security cameras for Business
Security camera systems are also in high demand among businesses these days.
Not only do they deter thieves and notorious shoplifters from targeting your shop or business area, these cameras are also quite useful in recording all that’s going on within and around the periphery of your shop or company’s premises.
Well, the list of benefits doesn’t end there.
There are a few other benefits associated with having security cameras installed in one or more areas in your company premises. For one, an obvious benefit to installing them may be a discount on your business insurance premium. And that means potential savings which can be put to use elsewhere. Besides, they help gather and store evidence in the event of robbery or any other mishap, which will prove useful at the time of filing an insurance claim.
Whether you’re into retail or are a service business, having a security camera running with the latest technology is absolutely essential. Used indoors or outdoors, advanced video surveillance systems fitted with sophisticated cameras promise high security over a wide range giving you great coverage. Having said that, you should do your research or consult with the experts just to be sure you’re buying a system that matches your business requirements. According to DD Counter Measures, any basic security camera system for business premises surveillance should have good quality video and audio specifications particularly high definition recording quality and high frame rate. If you’re prepared to spend more for your security, you can consider getting advanced surveillance systems that have high definition recording capabilities and are equipped with night vision and color boost technology in order to bring you well-enhanced pictures even in dark and dim lighting conditions. Some of these cameras in the market are so sophisticated that they turn themselves on upon detecting humans or motion, and throw a spotlight at that particular area.
Security systems with advanced video analytics basically give you unparalleled awareness and control over the events happening in your business premises and send you real time alerts and notifications. They come embedded with special software modules that show you pictures frame by frame when you’re analyzing recorded video. Not just that, these systems are designed to have special web and mobile app interfaces with extended playback and live view capabilities so you can get feeds from multiple cameras placed around the business premises.
Monitored Alarm System
The sense of safety and security that a simple monitored alarm system provides is absolutely critical for any business looking to protect its property and assets. Although it applies to all businesses in general, it kind of makes more sense to businesses that are set in a remote location.
For the uninitiated, a monitored alarm system is what it sounds like. A third party company or service monitors your alarm system, which is designed to go off whenever there is an intrusion. Intelligent sensors built into the system detect whenever there is a break-in and trigger alarms right away. As well as alerting the authorities, these systems can also send alerts to a monitoring service or to your mobile phone, depending upon how it was set up to act. Choose a security company that offers multiple monitoring plans at affordable rates. That way you can get protection against intruders and other threats, while keeping your security costs low. By making an upfront payment you can avoid entering a contract but if you really don’t want to shell out money up front you’re basically looking at a contract that is going to last anywhere between 3 and 5 years, which is typically longer than a 36 month contract that most companies offer their customers. But remember that getting into a contract is easy but opting out of one is not. And you may have to pay in full 100% of the rest of your contract if you want to unsubscribe before it ends. But the longer you stick with a security service provider the better, because you can enjoy all the extra benefits which typically include a warranty on your security equipment.
Modern systems come included with different sensors such as smoke, intrusion and flood alerts, and can be set up to provide a variety of alerts and to integrate with other systems for a comprehensive security solution.