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In Case of Emergency: How Always-on Security Systems Keep Your Business Safe

In Case of Emergency: How Always-on Security Systems Keep Your Business Safe

The cloud and other always-on technologies have changed the way you do business. You’re able to access information, analytics, and data whenever you need it, wherever you need it.

So why shouldn’t your business’s security system offer that same universal connectivity?

An always-on security system can offer the detection and monitoring solutions that businesses need, along with mobile control and intelligent IP-based security tools that deliver real-time response and access.

Most importantly, a comprehensive always-on security system will give you complete peace of mind. Your business’s physical location is a nerve center, a command post. And a security system is your personal electronic sentry — a sentry that never sleeps, providing constant protection against fire, theft, intrusion, and many other potential threats.

You’ve spent countless hours working to grow your company. So it makes sense to secure the business you’ve built. Here’s how an advanced always-on security system protects your business from all dangers, from the clear and present ones to the ones you may never even thought of.

Disaster Protection

It goes without saying, but risk doesn’t sleep, take weekends off, or go on vacation. Not only do you need to be prepared for any and all emergencies, you need year-round, 24/7 protection.

If you’re dealing with hazardous or volatile materials, you know the importance of disaster prevention. But, if your business is “just an office,” you still need to be prepared. Fires and other disasters can spring up anywhere, even in the calmest of workplaces. An always-on security system will monitor and alert you to any potential dangers and create time for everyone in the building to get away from the danger. And all of this can be connected to the rest of your monitored service system to make a complete solution for one or several commercial buildings.

Video Surveillance

Mother Nature isn’t always kind, but at least her attacks are not calculated and premeditated. The same can’t be said for the “human disasters” — shoplifting, fraud, unwanted entry, etc. — that businesses often face.

Recent developments in technology have made video surveillance easy and affordable. With an always-on security system, this surveillance can include video verification, providing live video verification of a crime in process to the authorities. It also provides a two-way voice that gives dispatch the ability to listen through select cameras to confirm the crime. This is a better way of communicating with the police, as this verification helps increase response times and gives dispatch information needed to thwart a crime in progress and catch the criminals before they strike.

People Watching

No, we’re not talking about sitting at the mall and commenting on every person who passes by. We’re talking about always knowing who’s coming and going to your business. Are you still using a handwritten paper log to register visitors? Sure, it’s quick and easy, but it provides virtually no security and leaves visitor information available for anyone to see. An always-on security system can implement customized and automated visitor management solutions that enhance security, track visitor rule violations, and meet compliance mandates for the collection and auditing of visitor data.

Unfortunately, outsiders aren’t your only concern. You also need to know what your employees are up to when they are on site. Always-on security systems can let you stop relying on keyed locks and instead create an intelligent card-based or fob-based system that grants access to only the selected individuals, and only on the specified days and times.

Someone Local Watching Your Back

The most technologically-advanced always-on security system won’t mean anything unless it’s backed by a strong team working behind the scenes 24/7. With security and monitoring, you can have a service that will not only monitor your company, but also directly connect you with dispatch services for police and safety teams to drastically increase response times.

That means you’ll always know if your system is running safely. Even better, it means you’ll always have someone local watching your back in case of emergency. With video verification from an always-on security system, police and safety response times will often be faster than a 911 call, as you’ll have a local team immediately monitoring anything that goes down at your business.

At ProTech Security, we have a strong history of experience, innovation, and customer service. The ProTech Security Advantage is more than 30 years of service in Northeast Ohio and a strong commitment to providing quality, cost-effective protection for homes, businesses, educational institutions and government facilities. To see what ProTech Security can do for you, contact us today.

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