Installing a functioning business security system involves much more than hooking up a few wires. Proper setup includes:
- Picking the correct equipment based on the surrounding environment—visibility, weather conditions, coverage area, etc.
- Positioning equipment to reduce vulnerabilities—think camera angles, sensor placement, wire configurations and more.
- Maintaining equipment to prevent outages, damage and susceptibility.
Don’t go at it alone. A trusted partner can help you assess, purchase, install and maintain.
Business Security Assessment
Start your commercial security system installation with an assessment of your business’ needs.
- Identify top threats and high-risk areas.
- Outline existing security and network equipment in use.
- Map out future business growth plans.
Trained professionals will then place equipment to ensure all security gaps are covered and no detail is overlooked. Some examples include optimizing video surveillance systems by positioning cameras and setting angles so that high-risk areas are duly captured, and configuring wires so that they aren’t left exposed to weather elements or tampering.
This also includes ensuring your system is secure. As with any device connected to the Internet, there is a risk of hackers gaining access if incorrectly configured. Your partner will work with you to update factory settings and passwords, lock down your Wi-Fi network, set up network and program authentication, and install malware and firewalls, among other measures.
Proper installation makes certain your system is reliable. It also reduces the likelihood of false alarms, as installers can plan around common triggers (e.g. a temperature change in glass).
Ongoing Business Security Monitoring
The longevity of your business alarm system is largely dependent on maintenance. Authorized professionals can help:
- Check batteries, signals and sensors to guarantee they are functioning.
- Perform controlled tests.
- Repair damaged equipment.
- Alert you of product updates.
- Recommend upgrades as needed.
At a minimum, your small business security system should be serviced annually with additional checks requested if issues are suspected.
Vendors will also provide alarm-monitoring services that notify you and emergency responders, if something is amiss. This means faster response times, and thereby, less damage.
Could your business benefit from a security system? Contact Vector Security to help with your installation needs. We provide intelligent security solutions to more than 300,000 residential, commercial and national account customers.
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