Smart alarm systems are becoming an increasingly popular choice for businesses which want to protect their premises and property from unwanted intruders.
Although the long-term trend for traditional crimes against businesses – such as burglary, vandalism and criminal damage – is falling, firms still need to take steps to improve their security.
The latest annual Crimes Against Business survey, which the Government published in September 2019, revealed that there were 123,000 burglaries against businesses in the UK in 2018, and a further 140,000 attempted break-ins.
There were also 277,000 incidences of vandalism and a further 566,000 cases of robbery. The number of recorded thefts, meanwhile, was a whopping 8.9 million.
In all the above crime categories wholesale and retail businesses were the worst affected, while manufacturers and office-based business were also badly hit.
Unfortunately, crime against businesses is a fact of life and while you can never eradicate it completely, there are steps you can take to help keep your business, staff and customers safe.
A range of measures can be put in place to make your business premises more secure.
A smart alarm system is just one of the tools you can use to protect your business.
What is a smart business alarm system?
The advent of wireless technology has given rise to the smart alarm system, which combines a full range of security, communication and configuration options into a single control panel.
It is a fully integrated security system which includes a vast array of features to keep your business safe and secure.
Grays Locksmiths is a leading supplier and installer of the Visonic smart alarm system, which we believe is the most advanced and reliable smart alarm system on the market.
It is perfect for providing a strong level of security for your business and, when combined with other measures such as security grilles, roller shutters, CCTV and security lighting, will help keep unwanted intruders at bay.
At Grays, we always believe that prevention is better than cure. After all, once a break-in has occurred, the damage has been done and can be costly to sort out, in terms of both finances and reputation.
Investing in a few simple but effective security measures before the worst happens, however, can save you a lot of pain and money in the long run.
Smart alarm systems for businesses are great, because they can be scaled up or down depending on your needs.
A basic set up might include vanishing door contacts, passive infrared (PIR) sensors, a bell box, control panel and remote handsets.
A more elaborate system might also include additional sensors, security cameras, smoke, gas or carbon monoxide detectors, outdoor motion detectors and even tools to monitor flood, temperature and curtain movement, allowing you to create the ultimate business security system.
All the modules are IP-based, which means they are easy to expand and can be controlled via a single app on your smartphone – which will also allow you to monitor cameras on your mobile, if you have them installed.
The benefits of a smart alarm system for your business
There are many business benefits to having a smart alarm system installed, from enhanced security, lower insurance premiums and the peace of mind of knowing that your business premises are always being protected. Here are some of the key benefits of investing in a smart alarm system for your business.
‘Build your own’ system
Depending on your budget and your needs, you can build a smart alarm system that’s tailored to your exact requirements. A basic set-up may be sufficient to provide a good level of security, but a host of additional extras and modules can be built in to give you full control over your business security.
A greater degree of control
Because smart alarm systems are wireless, integrated and can be controlled remotely, they give you a greater degree of control over how they are monitored and operated. And, of course, you can monitor your system from anywhere in the world via the smartphone app.
Monitor and operate on the go
With a smart alarm system, you don’t need to be anywhere near your business to operate any of its features. By utilising mobile technology, it means that you can switch your system on and off remotely, view the feeds from any security cameras you may have, or even power your lights, locks or any other integrated features, all with just a swipe of your touchscreen.
Easy to install
Because a smart alarm system is completely wireless, there’s no need to drill holes through walls and run cables through your premises, making it easy to install and maintain. Our expert team can install your system with minimal disruption to your business, make sure it is configured and tested properly, then give you all the training you need to ensure you make the most of it.
An interconnected security system
Because all the modules within your business’ smart alarm system are IP-based, they can all be connected using the same control panel and smartphone app. And because they are wireless, they can be integrated with other wireless applications within your business to help you create a fully functioning smart office.
Interested in a smart alarm system for your business?
A smart alarm system is one of the best ways of protecting your business, premises and property from criminals.
It can help you to lower your insurance premiums and, when combined with other security features, can make your business far more secure, for added peace of mind.
It will also provide a good deterrent to would-be intruders that you have good security measures in place.
If you are interested in investing in a smart alarm system, give us a call today for an initial consultation.
One of our expert team will come out to see you, assess your premises and requirements and recommend the right solution for you... whether that’s a basic set-up, or a fully integrated system with all the bells and whistles.
We’ll install your system with the minimum fuss, give you and your team a full demonstration of how to use it, and leave you with easy-to-use wireless fob keys to ensure you don’t need to mess about remembering passwords or security codes.
For more information, or to book an appointment, fill out the contact form below or give us a call on 0115 942 2315/01332 404255.