|Intruder Alarms -
your business from intruders is of paramount importance. It's
not just the financial loss a break-in can cause, but also the
disruption to your business. Many companies do not consider the
full implications of a break-in - until it is too late.
Professionally installed and
maintained electronic security systems are essential for all
business premises as part of an integrated security solution.
They act as a strong deterrent to intruders as well as alerting
your staff and the police, should the need arise.
However, the type of system you
choose is important.
For Intruder Alarms, 'bells-only' alarms deter intruders and may
alert passers by, but will not get you an automatic police
response. Insurers will normally insist that a remotely
'monitored alarm' is installed, where activation signals are
sent to a monitoring centre, ensuring the police are contacted
on your behalf in the event of a confirmed signal. Signals are
filtered for false activations, avoiding the risk of losing
police response to your alarm.
CCTV allows you to watch over
your site and record intruder activity for evidence. However, it
is essential to have a suitable system meeting the appropriate
standards to ensure its effectiveness to do the job you want.
Access Control systems are also a
way of keeping out unwanted visitors.
The company you choose to install
and maintain your system is as important as the system itself.
Many companies or individuals will tell you they install
systems, often cheaply. But do they meet the standards of
workmanship and service you would expect? Have they been
security vetted? Will they be there quickly if you have a
problem? And, most importantly, do they meet the requirements of
the police and your insurer?