Commercial alarm monitoring systems offer a number of advantages over traditional security systems. These advantages include lower insurance costs and reduced risk of theft. Some of these systems also feature integrated fire detection and carbon monoxide detection devices. If either of these devices is triggered, an alert will be sent to the appropriate authorities. Some of these systems even allow users to receive mobile alerts to their phones.
Reduces risk of theft
Alarm monitoring systems are an important part of a business’ security plan. They not only protect the building itself, but also the people who are inside it. After all, your employees are your company’s most valuable assets. If they are frightened of a break-in, they will not be able to perform their duties. A security alarm with manual buttons, which sound when a sensor is tripped, will provide them with a feeling of security.
Alarms can also limit access to a specific area. For example, if a business has sensitive inventory, a shoplifting alarm can prevent a theft from happening. An alarm system will also notify the business owner if someone tries to access restricted areas. Some systems also include sensors that can detect gas, water, and temperature levels, which will alert emergency personnel.
Another way to ensure your business is safe is by using security cameras. While they are an expensive investment, video surveillance reduces the chances of theft by catching criminals in the act. Video surveillance can also prevent vandalism.
Lowers homeowner’s insurance
The cost of building materials is a large factor that influences homeowner’s insurance rates. Due to shortages, lumber prices have increased. These increased prices are then passed on to the homeowner. Homeowners’ insurance rates vary greatly from state to state depending on the prevalence of natural disasters, availability of building materials, and the state of the housing market. Despite what many people think, a low cost of living does not necessarily mean lower homeowner’s coverage.
Detects shoplifted items
There are two basic types of shoplift-detection systems for commercial stores: ink tags and standard RFID chips. The former prevents shoplifting by spilling ink onto items and clothing, while the latter is often used in smaller stores alone. The best systems will have a combination of both.
Both of these types of systems use sensors to detect shoplifted items and notify the appropriate authorities. Some systems use digital cellular communication to connect to a central station or other location. The central station will then raise the alarm via synthesized voice or encoded message string, depending on the type of alarm. The systems can also connect to a regular phone system or a customer-side phone system.
In addition to identifying shoplifters, commercial alarm monitoring systems can use anti-theft alarms and security tags. The anti-theft alarms can also detect a shoplifter with the help of a camera inside the store. These cameras are helpful because shoplifters do not disguise their nerves and tend to browse the store before stealing items. They may hide the items in the store or walk around while carrying stolen items. These cameras can capture footage of shoplifters and allow the authorities to catch them in the act.
Easy to relocate
There are a few steps that need to be taken before relocating your commercial alarm monitoring system. First, you need to contact your current security company and let them know you’re moving. Then, you can start planning the security of your new location. Make sure you give them at least 30 days’ notice so that they can plan for your new location’s security.
You might also need additional equipment, such as extra security cameras, motion sensors, or a Wi-Fi repeater. Some companies offer discounts to their customers if they move. Moreover, you should make sure to test your newly installed alarm system once you’ve moved. You don’t want to risk losing valuable information due to a false alarm.