Do you have a commercial alarm system set up in your office? If you don’t then you need to understand the many advantages to have one. Think of it this way – your office is your livelihood. It’s how you make money.
That space needs to be properly protected, and a commercial alarm system is the best way to do this. You don’t want to leave your office (or even your office building) unprotected and undefended. Instead, have one of these systems installed. Here are seven advantages.
1) Your Peace of Mind Matters
Are you one of those people who stays up at night worrying about your business? Do you constantly fear that someone will break in and damage your company or your office? Do you not trust your coworkers or employees, or even the people in the neighborhood that holds your company?
If you worry about all of these things all of the time, then it’s time to have a commercial alarm system installed. You won’t have as much to worry about and you’ll get that very important peace of mind. This will allow you to function more efficiently so that you can focus on building up your company.
2) You won’t have to set it Up Yourself
This is important, because “time is money” as they say. You don’t have the time to set up a commercial alarm system on your own. You might not also have technological skills (this is fine because everyone has their strengths.)
If you choose to have a commercial alarm system installed, you won’t have to do it yourself. You can have the commercial alarm company do it for you. This ensures that your system will be set up properly, and all of the notifications will go to the right place.
3) Your Insurance Rates Will Go Down
Make sure to alert your insurance company when you have a commercial alarm system installed. They’ll reward you, in a way, by lowering your overall insurance rates.
Why? Because they know that you’ll have less theft (more on that later) and that outsiders will be less likely to break in (more on this later as well.) In a way, this makes your system almost pay for itself over time. This is a very good thing!
4) It’s a Major Crime Deterrent
No matter where you’re the company is located, you run the risk of having your office broken into. You never know who’s out there, walking past the building at night, thinking that you have something in there that they might like.
If it’s clear that you have an alarm system installed, those burglars will think twice, and will probably just walk away and go on to the next company. They don’t want to risk getting arrested and ending up on camera breaking in. They won’t commit a crime against your business.
5) Your Employees Will Be Better Behaved
Are you afraid that your employees will fake injuries on your property in order to get disability leave? Or do you have several employees who just don’t get along, and you’re afraid that they might end up punching each other someday?
If you answered yes to either of those questions, then you’ll be happy to know that when you have a commercial security device installed – one that comes with plenty of in-office cameras – your employees will be better behaved. They’ll even stop fighting once they know that they might be recorded. This is a great way to solve disputes between them as well.
6) Thefts Will Shrink
Did you know that your employees are more than likely ripping you off as you read this? Most of them do it in very small ways. They’ll take home a bit of copy paper or some folders. The next thing you know, ink cartridges, pens, and even notebooks will end up missing.
Your employees aren’t doing this to spite you – they’re doing it because they think that you aren’t watching. With a good commercial alarm system, you are and you can catch them in the act. The amount of employee supply theft will go down thanks to that system, saving you some money in the long run.
7) You’ll Have Video Surveillance
Video surveillance is a very good thing. You can keep an eye on who’s coming and going, and even have a permanent record of what’s going in the halls of your business.
If you’re worried about what goes on at night when no one is there (for example, if you’re afraid that someone will break in), then you can check that surveillance footage from the comfort of your own home, thanks to the wireless apps and settings that come standard with these systems these days. We already mentioned peace of mind, but this needs to be reiterated here.