There is no doubt that the need for security systems in commercial buildings is paramount to protecting your business. However, with the many demands of running a business, it is easy to forget to audit your security, and the system’s keeping you, your staff and your property safe. We have outlined five areas to check when auditing your company’s security systems and why partnering with a security company allows for greater support, service and continued expertise.
Why is it important to audit your commercial security system?
Do you have the correct amount of cover? Do you have CCTV so you have a layer of security before they get to the building? Once at the building? Are all the doors and windows protected? If not, is the building sufficiently covered with Passive Infrared Detectors to alert any criminal in good time to alert the control room if they were to gain access?
If you have commercial security cameras on your premises, it is essential to check for blind spots to stop security breaches from going undetected. Have bushes grown over areas and are blocking shots? Is it time to upgrade the system to get a better picture in case anything happens?
Ensuring that your security system has the correct software updates is critical, as a lot of the software updates are security-related and help maintain the integrity of the system.
How many cards do you have out? Have you had staff leave and not return access cards? Newer systems make it extremely easy to add/remove new users.
Do a walk test of the system, this consists of walking around to each secured door and testing them, as well as walking to each of the detection equipment and making sure they are also picking you up.
Why partner with a security company?
When a business partners with a security company you have the peace of mind in knowing that the system is working 100% of the time, and if it is not it is only a phone call away, allowing you to focus on what makes your business great.
Another benefit of partnering with a security company is that your system will never become obsolete. With new technologies such as Cloud CCTV, security companies work with you to make sure that your system always meets your company’s needs by providing you with upgrades as required.
Not all security companies are created equal, the system you have may not be something all companies can work on, so building a relationship allows you peace of mind, knowing when that system is at fault and you call to get it repaired that the company you are calling knows how to repair the system.
When partnering with a security company, pricing options can be negotiated and more flexible, Castle Security strives to keep loyal customers by going above and beyond when required, we do not hold anyone to contracts and let our service and workmanship do our talking.
Loyalty, as discussed above, partnering with a security company grows a relationship that is built from trust, over time this creates loyalty. Loyal clients are some of the best clients we have and we make sure we treat them like gold.
If you are looking for a reliable and experienced security company to partner with your business, Castle Security has over 30 years of experience in the Australian security industry. Contact us today at (08) 9303 9244 to find out more about how we can meet the security needs of your business.