As a businessperson, you know that setting up a business is a long-winded affair that needs a lot of planning and hard work, some late nights, innumerable cups of coffee, and a little foresight. A good businessperson has an insight about future trends which he uses to his advantage. This very insight is what led to the creation of commercial alarm systems. Most businesses today install alarm systems because there is no disadvantage to having one and all it is a value addition no matter what the size of the business.
Why Does My Business Need Commercial Alarm Systems?
Security is an issue of paramount importance to every business. One break-in can mean great losses.
Theft not only results in monetary loss, it is also de-motivating for you and your employees. And while your insurance can cover you, it will take weeks or even months to recover from the mental trauma of knowing that you were the targets of a planned robbery. You and your employees will be in a constant state of anxiety and fear. Stress is proven to considerably reduce productivity and especially creativity.
Another backlash of a robbery is that it creates a negative impression in the mind of the public.
But you may well ask, why not just hire a security guard? Security guards can fall asleep, take a walk, or take a break. It isn’t possible to constantly supervise him. And there have been several instances of security guards learning the layout of your office and then either selling that information to thieves or committing the robbery themselves.
Secondly, if your business premises include a warehouse or a large storage room, or the office building is huge, then there are sure to be a lot of blind spots and opportunities for someone to break in while the guard is on his rounds in another part of the complex. So you may have to hire more guards, which means more expenses, and a higher potential risk.
Commercial alarm systems work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They don’t complain about overtime and there is always a record of the work being done. What’s more, you don’t need to be at your place of business to monitor the system. You can do so from your home via the Internet or from your mobile phone when you are on the move. And the system covers every bit of space all the time. So you know that you are getting your money’s worth and taking the best possible precautions against theft.
A commercial alarm system generally creates an impact. It shows your employees, visitors, customers and investors that you are taking your business seriously and it provides an element of status, thus making you seem more reliable. Places that have alarm systems installed are also less susceptible to break-ins or vandalism because it creates the effect of being well-guarded.
All in all, an alarm system for your business is a good idea. The adage ‘better safe than sorry’ is the best argument for installing one.