As a business, it’s essential to ensure your property is as secure as possible. This means investing in a security system that will keep your premises safe from intruders. There are many different types of security systems available, so it can be challenging to know which one is right for you. In this blog post, we will outline the main types of security systems and discuss the benefits and the correct method for choosing security systems for your buildings. We hope this information will help you choose the right system protocol for your extensive facilities.
Types of security systems
It can be overwhelming when choosing from the different types of security systems. From surveillance cameras, access control, and alarm systems to physical security officers. Some businesses need one solution, and others may benefit from them all.
One of the most popular types of security systems is surveillance cameras. They can be used to monitor activities inside and outside of your premises. Surveillance camera footage can be reviewed if there is an incident so that you can see what happened and identify the culprit. With our services, we do recommend a preventative method utilizing AI cameras mixed with Physical Security Officers. Therefore, you have a greater chance of preventing the crime before it happens.
Another common type of security system is access control. This restricts who can enter your property and when they can do so. For example, you may only allow employees to enter during business hours. Access control systems often use electronic key cards or fingerprint scanners.
Alarm systems are a necessary type of security system. Alarm systems can be linked to surveillance cameras so that you can see what triggered the alarm. Alarm systems can also notify you of any unusual activity on your property. Alarm systems are a great way to deter intruders and keep your property safe. When choosing an alarm system, it is essential to choose one that is reliable and has a good reputation. It is also necessary to choose an alarm system that is easy to use and understand. We recommend the alarm system integrates with your security solution, such as the security officer team. The security team can dispatch and investigate based on the configured alerts.
Physical security officers
If you have large premises or high-value items on your property, you may consider hiring physical security officers. They will patrol your premises and provide a visible deterrent to criminals. Security officers can also respond quickly to any incidents that occur.
Installation and maintenance of a security system
After choosing the correct security solution(s), you must understand the installation and maintenance dynamics. Installation should be conducted by licensed + insured professionals who understand the cyber network as well. We would not recommend syncing unprotected endpoints to your network. Every and any end-point should be protected and monitored by your IT department.
End-points include your network surveillance cameras, NVR/servers, access control, alarm, etc. (anything linked to your business network).
Next, you want to ensure the system is being maintained. Our concept of maintaining a system is providing the proper software updates and architecting the system. A security engineer performs the architecting, and they’ll configure all the “trigger” points. The trigger points send alerts to the security team. Therefore, the security team may investigate any breaches and/or issues.
Benefits of security systems
There are many benefits of choosing the correct security systems for your buildings. Firstly, it will deter criminals from targeting your property. If they know that you have an alarm system, physical security officers, or surveillance cameras, they are less likely to attempt a break-in. Secondly, if an incident does occur, you will have evidence that can be used to identify the culprit and bring them to justice.