Securing our car yard after hours

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Securing our car yard after hours

Our car yard contains nearly all of our business assets so when we have vandals break in and create havoc with our cars, our whole business suffers. A lot of the time it's just teenagers causing trouble so it's important to make sure our security is visible and a little scary to them to try and convince them to move on. We use a combination of locks and chains, security dogs and big signs talking about the cameras we have in the yard. This blog is all about having a good security plan for your business when you're not there.


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How safe is your business from threats such as theft or fires? Security systems are a critical component of your business operations. They ensure peace of mind since you do not have to worry about various security threats. Besides, these systems guarantee the safety of employees and any customers that visit a business' premises. If you would want to purchase a security system for your business, this article contains some valuable tips. 

Assess Your Business Needs

Most business people replicate the security systems of other businesses. However, this approach is not reasonable since each premise has its unique security threats. Therefore, assess your building to establish its security needs. For example, if the business has a perimeter, you could secure it with electric or razor fencing. Besides, decide on the security cameras that you require. Typically, bullet CCTVs are ideal for outdoor locations, while dome CCTVs will help your indoors. You also need to establish the essential features of these CCTV systems. For example, do you require IP capabilities? Do you need HD recording, backup power, or a weather-resistant casing? These features will help improve the functionality of the CCTV systems. 

If your business deals with sensitive documents or a lot of cash, you should consider installing an alarm and restricted access system. Your guiding principle when buying these systems should be their ease of use. Remember, you may need to change the access credentials when you hire new employees. 

Go For Reputable Brands

As a general rule, you should go for reputable brands that have been market-tested for a few years. It is a guarantee that you will get value for your money when purchasing the system. When comparing the various brands, check the availability of warranties and customer support services. For instance, you might require expanding your cloud storage, upgrading the system to a newer model or conducting repairs. Manufacturer support reduces the stresses of maintaining the system. 

Consider Professional Installation

You should avoid a DIY installation when installing the system. A professional will ensure that the system is installed according to the manufacturer's specifications. Besides, they are best suited to integrate the various systems. For instance, you may want to integrate the CCTV cameras with the restricted access system. Most professionals will also give a guarantee on their work. As such, they will maintain free of charge for a specified period. For example, they will reset the cameras, check the wiring and upgrade the software. 

When buying a business security system, assess your needs, buy reputable brands and consider professional installation. Reach out to a local security systems supplier to learn more.