Whether a restaurant, retail business, or growing company, you’ve undoubtedly worked hard to turn your dream into a reality, spending countless hours, often years, to get where you are. Unfortunately, it's all too easy to put off seemingly trivial tasks, waiting for the right time in the rush of everyday demands. For many businesses in Springfield, MO, one of those tasks is looking into the right commercial security system.
Then, the unthinkable happens: either a break-in or employee theft, and we regret our delays. In today's climate, however, a security system is no longer something that would be nice to have; it's essential. Here’s why.
According to SafeWise, businesses are four times more likely to be burglarized than homes. Criminals take advantage of periods when the company is closed, such as nights, weekends, and holidays - the times when most commercial burglaries occur. They may also see smaller businesses as easy targets, assuming they do not have adequate security measures.
Some of the greatest damages to businesses come from internal threats. For example, about 64% of all small businesses will experience employee theft. Those in the retail industry can experience even greater losses, where an estimated $25,000-$33,000 is lost every minute due to shoplifters.
Smaller businesses may believe they can’t afford a commercial security system. The truth is they can’t afford not to have one. The good news is that these systems have transformed, offering robust security measures customized for every type of business and budget.
Let’s look at what today’s systems offer.
As the name implies, these systems detect any attempts at trespassing or break-ins. They create a protective layer around your perimeter with specialized sensors that detect motion and alert you or your security when any critical areas are breached. These may include buried detection systems, fence-mounted sensors, and door and window sensors.
An access control system enables you to secure your building, locking and unlocking doors from anywhere in the world. At the same time, you can restrict or add employee access to any room or building, including entrances and offices.
The latest video surveillance systems are far removed from their predecessors. They offer crystal clear images, two-way communication, and notifications when something out of the ordinary occurs. Should someone breach a digital tripwire, try to gain entrance through a backdoor, or gain entry into the business’s inner sanctum, you’ll know. The best part is that you can access your video surveillance from anywhere, checking in on your staff and facilities, whether on a business trip or vacationing halfway across the globe.
The best security system integrates all the many aspects, working together as a unified whole. But that doesn’t mean you have to implement every component immediately. Today’s systems allow integration over time, allowing businesses to start developing a security system today. At Atronic, we tailor every system to your needs and are there for you 24/7. To learn more about protecting your business or to schedule a complimentary property evaluation and security assessment, contact Atronic today.