Are you the owner of a small business or a landlord that is looking to improve the security of your property as part of a security plan?
You may be unsure about your options for types of alarm system and wondering what types of security are best.
When it comes to security, it’s important to ensure that the system you use is the best fit for your property, and will help to protect your tenants, staff and assets in the most effective way. In our latest blog, we explain the different types of security systems in order to give you all of the facts.
Types of Security
1. Intrusion detection
In the event of any incident on your premises (such as forced entry that causes broken glass, or a smoke or carbon monoxide detector being activated), an intrusion detection system will sound an alarm to alert local security services and act as an effective preventative measure against burglary.
2. Video surveillance
Installing video surveillance cameras (either as a single unit or as a connected system) at your property can provide an effective security system for several different reasons. Firstly, it can act as a preventative measure to discourage theft before it happens. Secondly, in the unfortunate event that a crime does take place, having video footage means that suspects can potentially be identified more easily and you’ll also be able to provide evidence for an insurance claim. Finally, as most security cameras are mobile enabled, this means that they can be checked from a phone or computer and therefore you’re able to keep an eye on your property wherever you are – something that can be very beneficial for your peace of mind.
3. Access control
A vital way to make your property more secure is to install an electronic access control system such as biometrics, fobs or key cards, instead of using a physical key that can be duplicated and may result in locks needing to be changed on a regular basis. Not only will this help to limit and monitor the number of people who have access to your property, but this can also help to reduce thefts occurring too by providing an additional barrier to unwanted entry. Plus, you’ll also have access to reports which show who has been entering and exiting your premises during the month, giving you extra reassurance about the activity that has taken place.
4. System monitoring
An alarm system monitor is connected to a central station that is monitored 24/7, 365 days a year via a phone line, the internet or a cell network. This ensures that in the event of a security breach the alarm will trigger a response that alerts you at all times, as well as alert the local police authority or emergency services such as the fire service in an emergency situation. This offers you reassurance that if the worst should happen, your property will be in the safe hands of the experts – something that is especially important for business owners or landlords whose property may be located in a rural or isolated area.
What else do I need to know?
If you are looking for complete protection of your business premises or rental property, you may be interested to know that all of the types of alarm system mentioned above are able to work well together in order to offer complete security and protection. By working with a professional security technician, you will be able to establish what your key security concerns are and agree a combination of security systems that best meets your needs.