If You Don’t Have a Commercial Alarm System at Your Business Property, These Things Could HappenJuly 19, 2016
There are still far too many business owners who think that they don’t need to bother with the hassle and expense of having a commercial alarm system installed at their workplaces. However, with instances of business burglaries rising at an alarming (no pun intended) rate, it now makes more sense than ever to ensure that you do everything possible to protect your livelihood. If not, you could fall prey to any of the scenarios mentioned below.
Burglary, Loss of Production and Income
Each year, thousands of business properties are burgled throughout the country, and in most cases, those that are targeted do not have any form of commercial alarm systems or early warning systems installed. Walking into your business premises in the morning and discovering that a burglary has taken place is not only a highly unnerving experience for you and your employees; chances are that essential equipment will either have been stolen or vandalized in the process as well. This will result in a serious loss of production time and ultimately, income – especially if you make use of specialized machinery and equipment.
Insurance Premiums will Increase
After experiencing a burglary, you will not only have to deal with trying to get your business back on track again. Chances are that you will receive yet another nasty surprise to deal with – in the form of sharply increased insurance premiums. Some business owners have reported that insurance premiums have been raised by as much as 50% after they have reported a burglary and lodged a claim. Regardless of the industry that your business is in and the customer base that it serves, a 50% increase in your insurance premiums could prove to be financially devastating.
But Aren’t Alarms Just Noisemakers?
Not anymore. Nowadays, an alarm and/or early detection system is far more than just a few sensors dotted around inside your building that are connected to a high volume siren. Many companies add outdoor perimeter beams to their systems, as this enables alarm companies to send out a response team when they are triggered – in a lot of cases, this will prevent would-be burglars from gaining access to the actual building.
Another counter-measure that you could consider taking is to have a CCTV camera system installed throughout the inside and outside of your property. Many criminals will not be too keen to break into a building if they know that their activities are being closely monitored. In addition, there is the possibility that they will be identified by means of the video footage on the system as well.
If you are a business owner who has not yet taken the precaution of having a commercial alarm system installed, feel free to get in touch with our sales team today. They will be more than happy to discuss the various options that are available when it comes to choosing the right alarm system for your business property.