Security Needs Change- Is Your Business Secure?
March 19, 2019
Have you ever wondered what a criminal looks for when targeting your business? Many times we go about our day to day, and don’t think about how criminal activity has changed, how our business has changed or what new technology is available to enhance security.
Think about what has changed with your business since you last had one of our security professionals review your security plan and system. Ask yourself:
- Has your business grown?
- Have you remodeled?
- Have you had employee turnover?
- Have you experienced employee theft or criminal activity?
- Do you offer new products and services?
How do you know if the security plan and system you have in place is appropriate for your current environment? Security needs are ever-changing, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the many business security options so, we are here to help! Did you know that Per Mar offers free, no-obligation security reviews? As your trusted security partner, Per Mar will visit your premises, ask the right questions and formulate an affordable security plan based on your specific needs.
Which Critical Areas of Your Business Need Protecting?
During your free security review, your Per Mar representative will review your current security system and plan, and ask you important questions such as:
- Is limited access to your building(s) important?
- How many buildings are you responsible for securing?
- Are you concerned with monitoring your staff?
- Do you have security concerns indoors, outdoors, or both?
- Do you require real-time security or something more passive?
Depending on the answers to your questions and our assessment of your current security, your Per Mar representative we will make sure to work within your budgetary guidelines to create an affordable solution. You’ll only get what you need and avoid paying for things you don’t.
What New Features Could Your New Security Plan Entail?
One or more of the following services can make up a complete business security system:
- Intrusion or burglar alarm systems
- Fire alarms
- Access control
- Live Video Monitoring
- Security Officer & Pre-Employment Screenings
Within each of these options are combinations that suit every business differently depending on size, layout, major concerns, etc.
Intrusion or Burglar Alarms
With advances in technology, burglar alarm systems have become even more reliable. Our new systems with dual Wi-Fi/cellular backup are extremely secure. For example, if your business loses power, your security system will still be armed and monitored, and you will be notified of the power outage. Wi-Fi/cellular backup also eliminates the risk of intruders cutting phone lines to stop the transmission of alarm signals. Remote access is a feature available with newer burglar alarm systems as well. This allows you to be able to see what is going on in your business regardless of where you are at, and control your security systems remotely.
Monitored fire alarms are important in order to protect your business, employees, and customers. In addition, it is important that fire inspections are a part of your security plan. This not only keeps it budget friendly but allows you freedom from remembering to schedule inspections. You also get to skip learning inspection code lingo when you leave it to the experts!
Check out our full blog on hosted or managed access control (aka keyless entry) and keep in mind that you have choices here, too. Per Mar’s Managed Access Control (MAC) can be affordably used for a single door or multiple doors. It saves time when hiring and firing staff. It also takes staffing challenges into consideration as we can manage it remotely for you! Incorporating video surveillance into your access control system allows you to receive a video clip or picture if someone tries to get in your building and access is denied.
Live Video Monitoring
Whether or not live video monitoring is needed is a question that comes up a lot. It solves a lot of problems but it’s usually assumed that this particular add-on comes with a higher price tag. However, technology has come a long way and there are ways to offset the cost and work video surveillance into a modest budget. And, with the latest technology, Per Mar can take an existing analog system and convert it to high definition using existing infrastructure, which is a big win for those in need of more but on a budget! Newer camera systems are also more user-friendly when accessing and sending video clips. These are just a few of the many new options for video surveillance. Your Per Mar security professional can walk you through the different video surveillance options, and help you determine if one is right for your business.
Security Officers & Pre-employment Screening
We’ve discussed the many forms of electronic security but two types of security that come in a different package are security officers and pre-employment screening. In some cases, physical manpower is a necessary form of security. It acts as a deterrent and security guards (temporary or full-time) can respond to your mobile security needs. For example, one of our clients had multiple vehicle break-ins in their parking lot, so to increase their security, they added temporary mobile patrol service for a few weeks to act as a deterrent. Employee theft is also a real concern for businesses of all types and we recommend budgeting for pre-employment screening if you are able to.
Your security budget can be all-encompassing or staggered in stages. When working with our professionals, you’ll get only what you need and avoid paying for things you don’t. You’ll also get peace of mind knowing your business – and the people in it – are safe without having to break the bank. If you are interested in talking with one of our local sales consultants about how to improve your security and what options are available, you can schedule a free security review with us!