Business Security

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Business Safety Tips

FAQs

User Manuals

Brochures

Solution Sheets

Business Safety Tips

Businesses are vulnerable to crimes that include burglary, robbery, arson, equipment theft and data theft. Here are some tips to protect your business1:

  • Be Alert - Businesses should always be alert and vigilant. The most important times when people need to be very conscious about their surroundings would be during opening and closing hours. It's very important for employers to pay extra attention to both employees and those outside the company during these key times because many people will try to take advantage of any distraction.
  • Provide Proper Lighting - Bright lighting should be installed on all the doors and parking lots to improve security for both the business and its employees. Make sure that your business is clearly visible from the street so that any police or security people will be able to see into the store or area clearly. Remember that burglars often target offices and businesses located in areas not viewable from the street.
  • Get Help from a Security Company - It also pays to have good security installed in your premises. Getting a proper alarm system is really quite affordable and it could pay for itself the first time it is triggered.
  • Take Care of Your Data and Limit Access - The information that you get from your customers as well as the information you have for your business should be well protected. Don't wait for a breach in security to secure all of your information. A mistake like that can mean spending a lot of time and money to make up for it. It's best to always take precautions to avoid leakage of sensitive data.
  • Always Use Firewalls - The use of firewalls is to contain communication to within a specified network and to disallow communication with other networks not related to the business. Firewalls should be activated for all computers in your business. This really will increase the security levels of your company to limit any unauthorized access coming from outside your network.
  • Have Emergency Plans in Place - Make sure that you already have documents outlining steps to follow in case of an emergency. It's best to always be prepared for eventualities such as fire, theft, floods and the like. And even if it does sound cheesy, having drills performed regularly will pay-off, and is sometimes required by fire prevention or insurance agencies.
  • Conduct Audits - Audits of all the information and data that your employees store in their computers or in their profiles should be done regularly to reduce security risks. Apart from the softcopies of the files, make sure to also do audits on the hardcopies kept in their drawers. Make it a rule that all paper documents containing client or business information should be shredded on a regular basis once it is no longer needed. This protects not only you from liability, but it also protects your customer’s personal information.

1 Adapted from businesssecurity.net

FAQs

Why do I need a security system for my business?

Statistics show that business without an alarm system are 4.5 times more likely to be targeted for burglary than those with an alarm system. Aside from protection against burglary and robbery, you can protect your business from employee theft, information theft, arson and vandalism with the right security system in place. Vector Security offers a variety of security solutions to protect your business including:

  • Video surveillance - Lets you check in on staff and customers. Video analytics can help improve business operations. 
  • Access control - One of the most important aspects of your business security is who has access to your premises. With access control solutions, you can customize credentials and control areas each of your employees can enter. You can also use access control to manage time and attendance. 
  • Burglar and fire protection - Detect intruders, safeguard your cash, equipment and inventory from internal and external theft. Fire alarms can help customers and employees evacuate quickly in the event of an emergency. 

Additionally, many insurance companies offer lower premiums to businesses that have a security system in place.

What's the difference between monitored alarms and local alarms?

Simply put, local alarms merely have sirens or flashing lights to let you know that an emergency is taking place. A local alarm does not notify an alarm company or any authorities when it is triggered. You need to call emergency responders yourself if an alarm is triggered, which can be a problem if you are not at the property.

Monitored alarms, like those offered by Vector Security, are connected to a monitoring center where operators are staffed around the clock. If a monitored alarm is triggered, a signal is sent to the monitoring center where operators can dispatch help to your property, whether you are there or not.

Click here for detailed information about alarm monitoring procedures at Vector Security.

What happens when a monitored alarm is triggered?

When an alarm is triggered, a signal is sent to our Monitoring Center. Operators call the property to verify the alarm and then dispatch appropriate authorities if the alarm is real. If no one can be reached at the property, pre-designated emergency contacts are notified and authorities dispatched.

Click here for detailed information about alarm monitoring procedures at Vector Security.

Do I need a landline?

No, we have security systems that use wireless, cellular technology. If you prefer to use a landline, we can still back up your system with wireless technology in the event that your phone service is disrupted.

What if my power goes out? Will my security system still work?

Yes, Vector Security Monitoring Centers use uninterruptible power supplies, so your security system is always monitored, even if local power goes out.

User Manuals

2 GIG Wireless Security System User Manual
ADEMCO LYNXR-EN USER MANUAL
ADEMCO VISTA 15P_20P USER GUIDE
ADEMCO VISTA 20P-PS SERIES_15P SERIES USER MANUAL
ADEMCO VISTA 32FB_128FB USER GUIDE
ADEMCO VISTA 50P_50PUL User Guide
BOSCH D623_D625 Series Keypads User Guide
BOSCH D9412GV4_D7412GV4_D7212GV4 Control Panels
BOSCH Fire System EN User's Guide
BOSCH Security Systems User Guide
DSC Power832 User Manual
DSC PowerSeries User Manual
ETZ Series H264
First Alert 1660C User Guide
First Alert 1670C_1700C User Guide
First Alert 168CPS_148CP USER MANUAL
First Alery 270RF User Guide
First Alert 570RF User Guide
First Alert ReadyGuard-R User Guide
GE Concord 4 Series
GE Inerlogix SIMON 3 USER GUIDE
GE Simon XT TableTop Control Panel
Honeywell LYNX Plus Series User Guide
Honeywell LYNX Touch Security System L5100 User Guide
Honeywell LYNX Touch User Guide
Honeywell Vista 128BP_250BP_128SIA User Guide
Honeywell Vista 128FBP_250FBP User Guide
LAX Series H264 DVR
NAPCO GEM-RP1CAe 3200 USER MANUAL
NAPCO Magnum Alert 2600 User Guide
NAPCO Magnum Fire Alert 6000 User Guide
NAPCO RP1054e USER GUIDE
NAPCO RP3000LCD Keypad User Manual

Brochures

Vector Security Capabilities Brochure
Business Brochure
 

Solution Sheets

Monitored burglar, fire and carbon monoxide alarms
Video surveillance
Mobile solutions
Energy management
Access control
Environmental hazard monitoring

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