A professionally installed security system is an asset because it keeps your business safe. Like any investment, though, it requires time and money to establish, and some company executives may be wary about the initial costs. To convince them to install a security system, explain the following benefits.

1. Protects Your Assets

A security system, first and foremost, will save the company money by protecting assets from burglars and break-ins. Deter thieves with a monitored alarm that emits an audible alert when one of a business’ entry points, such as windows or doors, are compromised.

Employee theft costs businesses $50 billion annually. To prevent employee theft from impacting your company’s bottom line, business surveillance cameras can record employees on the job, alerting you of suspicious activity.

2. Digitizes Processes

Security systems can automate many aspects of a business, such as lights and thermostats. Eliminating wasted energy by putting such mechanisms on timers saves company dollars in the long run. In fact, using an automatic thermostat to turn down the heat at night can save you up to 10% on your heating and cooling bills.

Your company can also automate a process as simple as unlocking a door with special keypads or swipe-card access. By controlling who has access to certain places within your company, the entire business is more secure.

3. Eliminates the Need for Contracted or Full-Time Security

If your company is or has considered spending money on a security guard, a security system can eliminate that cost. A contracted security guard during your business’ off hours can still cost anywhere from $10-$100 per hour.

With image sensors tracking all activity throughout your business and alarms connected to a monitoring center, you can ensure safety without spending on another employee.

4. Gives Peace of Mind

Nothing settles an executive’s mind like seeing for him or herself that the business is safe. A security system with mobile surveillance capabilities allows an individual to check in on live security camera feeds with a smartphone, tablet or desktop from anywhere, at any time. Mobile capabilities also enable control of the alarm system and access to activity reports, which show accessed areas.

The knowledge that the company is safe and secure at all times is the ultimate benefit of a top-of-the-line security system.