You likely have a business plan and a marketing strategy to help your business succeed. But are you making sure that your security systems are up to date? If not, then it might be time to update your security system. A variety of options exist for small businesses and each one has its own benefits. Here is a list of the most common types of security systems for small businesses:
Dedicated Security Company
A dedicated security company will be more affordable and offer more sophisticated services than in-house security. If your business is a small one and you don’t want to hire a full-time guard, then this option could be right for you. A dedicated security company can help with your insurance and cyber security, which are two important parts of having a successful business.
Video surveillance is probably the most common type of small business security system. A video surveillance system involves a set of cameras connected to a central monitor or server. The cameras can be placed anywhere in your business, from the entrance to the bathroom and everywhere in between. Depending on your needs and budget, you can choose from several different types of cameras:
- Dome: This type of camera has an all-seeing view, making it ideal for high-traffic areas like lobbies and hallways
- Varifocal lens: This allows for precise focusing on objects at varying distances from the lens
- Fixed lens: These are ideal for low-traffic areas like break rooms or restrooms because they’re cheaper than other options but still provide clear images
Alarm systems are great for protecting small businesses and keeping them safe. They can be used to alert you of intruders, as well as the police or even other people in the community. Alarm systems can help keep your business secure and make it easier for you to protect yourself from potential criminals.
Access Control System
If your business needs to restrict access to its building, or if you need to monitor who is entering and leaving, then an access control system like those provided by MJ Flood Security and similar businesses may be the solution for you.
They can keep track of who has access to certain areas of the building at any given time, and they can even prevent unauthorized individuals from entering altogether.
Access control systems are usually used in conjunction with other security measures such as CCTV cameras and fire alarms so that employees know where everyone is at all times and can contact emergency services if needed.
There Is a Variety of Options to Protect Your Business
There are many factors to consider when choosing a small business security system. It’s important that you select one that is easy to use, cost-effective, reliable and secure. You should also choose a system that can grow with your business as it grows.
For example, if you’re just starting out at home and have only one or two employees then it might be fine to use a simple camera with facial recognition software as opposed to expensive biometric fingerprint scanners.
In this case it’s more important for the cameras themselves to be of good quality since they’ll need to capture high-resolution images of faces clearly in order for them not only identify the person but also determine whether or not he/she has been previously authorized for access into or out of certain areas within your establishment.
As another example: Let’s say that you’ve been operating at home for 2 years now and have six employees working under their own independent schedules throughout those two years so far.
This scenario would require something more sophisticated than merely having access control cards on hand via RFID readers or biometrics scanners; instead we’d recommend looking into CCTV cameras with facial recognition software loaded onto each individual device which would allow you access points everywhere without needing additional hardware behind each door!
Now that you know the different options for business security systems, you can start to make a plan. Take time to research each system and choose the one that is right for your needs. If possible, speak with other business owners who have implemented similar systems as well as security professionals who can give feedback on their experiences with different types of solutions.