Having a security system is crucial to ensuring your business is secure and your employees are safe. However, these systems can fail. Here are four common reasons this happens.
1. Poor installation
A security system is only as good as the people who install it. Surveillance equipment is a great way to deter would-be burglars and to help authorities catch the perpetrator should an incident occur. However, it’s alarmingly common for business owners to realize that their system hasn’t been installed properly at the moment they most need it.
Common problems include:
• Installing wireless cameras out of range of the receiver
• Positioning cameras in spots and at angles that leave many crucial blind spots
• Not taking lighting into account
These mistakes will make a surveillance system useless in case of a break-in. Professional installation is non-negotiable.
2. Not enough cameras
The deterring effect of security cameras is well-known, but this doesn’t mean that a single camera will be enough to scare off would-be burglars. A single camera is easy to avoid and is unlikely to be of much help if your business is burgled or vandalised. In addition, not having enough cameras means that many areas of your property aren’t monitored. If someone gains access to your premises, or if an employee steals from you, you’ll have no way to review the events.
Working with a professional security company will ensure that your business is adequately protected.
3. Lack of integration
Being able to review footage is important, but you need something to alert you to the fact you should go back and look at what happened on your premises. Adding a burglar alarm is a good first step, but a fully monitored surveillance system is even better, as it increases response time. A video surveillance system is a key part of your company’s security.
4. No training
Having a sophisticated access control system isn’t useful if your employees aren’t trained to use it. While it may seem obvious, many security system failures happen because of ignorance or inattention. Make sure everyone is aware of how your system works.
One of the best ways to ensure your business is as secure as it can be is to rely on professional help. At Guardian Security Solutions, we’re experts in commercial alarm systems. Whether you need a general security system or want to review your indoor security camera placement, we’re here to help. If you’re in the Calgary or Lethbridge area, simply contact us today to make an appointment.