#1 Reduce the Loss of Business
You may be deciding on whether or not you should have an alarm system based on the nature of your business. However, loss of product is not the only thing you should be concerned about when it comes to break-ins and vandalism. Loss of business is also a real risk factor. If client files are destroyed or stolen that will negatively impact your relationship with your clients. This could result in loss of current clientele as well as future business relationships. Product and property destruction are also examples of loss in business. You may not be able to open your doors the next day after a break-in because the damage could be so substantial that you cannot have clients and prospects coming in. This could mean loss of business for any entire day, week, month, etc. Not to mention how your reputation in the community will suffer because of the lack of security systems in place.
Other security features that can reduce the risk of product and business loss are fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Fire alarms are a required security feature and CO detectors have also recently become mandatory by law in Ontario.
#2 Automatically Notify Authorities When Your Alarm is Triggered
An un-monitored alarm system requires someone to hear the alarm sounding and notify the authorities. This is a scenario that could decrease the chances of identifying those responsible for trespassing on your commercial property. With a monitored alarm system for your business, your alarm company’s monitoring station will receive a signal letting them know that the alarm has been triggered and then they will immediately dispatch the proper authorities.
#3 Insurance Incentives
Depending on the nature of your business, insurance will mandate a basic burglar alarm. Reductions in insurance premiums can be offset with the installation of a smoke alarm.
#4 24/7 Support
The monitoring station at your alarm company will provide you with on-call support 24/7. Be it a technical question on how the system works or just notifying them when they call for an alarm trigger that’s false. Your business provides support to your clients, so let an alarm company provide you with the best on-call support they can provide.