Monday, 21 May 2012

Alarm Systems for Business

You may have insurance to cover theft or damage to your business, but it will normally stipulate that you have some form of alarm system.


Many businesses worry about installing a security alarm system, thinking that it may be too expensive, take up valuable staff time in training, and may never be used. On the contrary, however, companies can install an alarm system in a small business in a day or two, without interfering with the way you run your business. For businesses where computer use is high, employees are easily able to understand a small keypad and training each member of staff on how to set the alarm at night or turn it off in the morning is very time-efficient.

You could also be surprised at how reasonable the cost of a commercial fire alarm system is. Depending on the type of office building, and the sort of alarm system and smoke vents you need, companies can provide a free quotation that will include all the components of the system, the installation and training, and an annual maintenance fee.

For businesses, it is advisable to have an alarm system that is connected to a central monitoring station. This will give your business added protection, have a positive effect on your insurance premium, and give you peace of mind that your business is covered during weekends, holidays and overnight. You will need to nominate a small number of key holders, who will be contacted by the monitoring station when the alarm goes off. If none of your key holders are available, the call will be referred to the police.

Theft from offices usually takes the form of computer and electrical equipment, and sometimes stock, depending on the type of business you are in. Not only does this incur the cost of replacing the items, it may also mean that you can’t fulfill orders, or deliver goods. Good alarm systems help to prevent these sorts of break-ins, making your business more secure all round.

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