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5 Reasons to Invest in Security Monitoring

What if you went to your place of business tomorrow morning to find the front door shattered and merchandise and money missing?

What if you got a late night phone call from an employee saying that were robbed in the parking lot before they could make the late night bank deposit?

What if these incidences could have been prevented?

There are over 300,000 robberies nationwide every year. Is your business protected?

There are several benefits that come with security monitoring services. Check out these 5 reasons to invest in security monitoring to protect your business.

1) Save Money

What business owner doesn’t like saving money? Investing in a security system can save your business money.

Commercial insurance companies like knowing that your business is protected so they will often offer premium discounts. Be sure to contact your insurance company with any questions.

2) Protection Against Employee Theft

If your employees know that you have surveillance within your company, it may deter those dishonest employees from taking advantage of you. Don’t think your business is at risk?

In-house crime costs US businesses $50 billion annually! Yes, BILLION. Regardless of how much you trust your employees, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

3) Discourage Criminals

If potential criminals see that your business has security monitoring, it could discourage them from breaking in. You are less likely to be robbed if your business has visible cameras.

If alarms are set off, it could scare the culprit enough to make them leave before doing any damage or taking any property.

4) Help Police Catch the Bad Guy

Sometimes criminals will still steal from you. Having a security system in place can help police catch the intruder.

If you are robbed, having video footage can help authorities identify the intruder and hopefully catch them quicker and recover any stolen property.

Security systems alert the security company immediately if someone breaks in. This can allow the criminal to be caught in the act or before they get too far.

If a crime takes place that is not a break in, security cameras can help solve it. If someone steals an employees purse or hits a car in the parking lot, video surveillance can be very useful.

5) Peace of Mind

Knowing that your business is protected can provide you with peace of mind. Employees and customers also feel better knowing that your business has the proper security in place.

Some of your employees may work late hours or may be alone on the grounds. Security monitoring of the parking lot can help protect vehicles from theft, vandalism, and car accidents. Monitoring, both inside and outside of your establishment, makes everyone feel safer.

The right monitoring system isn’t just for protection from theft. You can also protect your employees from other dangers such as sexual harassment and violent encounters.

Ready to Invest in Security Monitoring?

Are you ready to protect your business?

Contact us today to see how we can help give you peace of mind with the right security package for your business.

3 Reasons Why You Need a Commercial Security System

The sound of glass breaking in the night is not what you want to hear, especially if it’s coming from your business location.

It’s an unfortunate fact that thieves will break in and steal. We can all hope for the best in people, but there will always be a few unsavory characters out there.

A commercial security system is a great way to protect your business from these unsavory characters.

Deter Would-Be Thieves

According to former burglars, there are a few things that will deter them from breaking into a home or business. The top two deterrents are CCTV cameras and barking dogs.

Thieves are looking for an easy strike. If they see security cameras, that tells them that you have a system. Not only will there be video evidence of their activities but also the police may be on their way much faster.

It isn’t worth it to them.

The security cameras don’t even have to be on. The thief can’t be sure one way or the other. It’s better for them to go looking for an easier target.

Of course, it’s better to have your system functional and your cameras on. Some thieves may break in anyways. With a functioning system, you’ll have a better chance of stopping them.

Ensure a Quick Response from Authorities

In some cases, the system itself isn’t enough to stop the thieves. But it will put out a call for help to those who can stop them.

Without an alarm, employees can’t call for help discreetly and will have to wait until the aggressor(s) leave. Plus, if the thieves break in when no one is around, the theft won’t be discovered until hours, or even days, later.

A security system will alert authorities as soon as it is triggered. The authorities can be on their way in minutes and may even catch the thieves in the act.

Even if the thieves are aware of the alarm and leave before the police arrive, you’re better off. They won’t be able to take as much as they could if they had more time. It may even prevent the break-in altogether.

Save on Insurance

A commercial security system offers more than just theft deterrence. They can also protect your business against fraudulent claims.

For example, someone may stage an injury on your property in order to sue your company for damages. Security cameras can take video evidence of their shenanigans and save you a court battle.

Because of these and other benefits of security systems, insurance companies will often offer a break on premiums. In this way, the cost of the security system is instantly mitigated. Plus, if it deters a thief or stymies a con man it will pay for itself several times over.

Install a Good Commercial Security System Today!

Every day that your business doesn’t have a security system is a day that it’s vulnerable to a break-in. Invest in a good security system to keep your business assets safe.

If you have questions or are looking for more information, feel free to reach out to us here at South Bay Communications and Security. We can help ensure that your business stays safe from unsavory characters.