Why the Cheapest Commercial Alarm System is Probably a Bad IdeaOctober 10, 2022
Rising costs of owning and operating a business have left several commercial property owners scrambling to cut costs wherever possible – including security-related expenses. However, there are many reasons why you should never base your choice of commercial alarm system and its related monitoring solely on the price.
1. Inexperienced Employees
Although several alarm companies have been established in the past few years, not all are created equal – especially with regards to the employees they hire.
Businesses that advertise rates for products and services that are consistently cheaper than the market averages are usually either new to the industry and/or they’ve sourced the cheapest labor they can find to install their equipment. Both of these scenarios would be disastrous to any business, especially if a burglary occurs and your commercial alarm system hasn’t been correctly installed and set up.
Another aspect to consider with regards to inexperienced employees is that they may not be able to provide the best monitoring services either.
2. Inferior Equipment
Over the years, alarm systems and monitoring equipment has become highly advanced. This has reduced the chances of false positive signals occurring, while also ensuring better monitoring than ever.
In cases where a commercial security system is being advertised at a seemingly low price, there’s a strong chance that older, outdated or inferior equipment will be installed at your business premises. This could result in “blind spots” occurring where alarm sensors may not detect an intruder in some parts of your property, for instance.
3. Lack of Backup
Many cheaper alarm systems don’t make provision for times when power outages occur – and criminals will take full advantage of these situations. Before having any security equipment installed, ensure that you inquire about the availability of backup power on it.
4. A Fly-by-night Risk
One of the biggest risk business owners face when having a cheap alarm system installed is that the company may go out of business without any warning. This will leave you high and dry in the case of the equipment malfunctioning – which will be catastrophic in the event of a burglary occurring.
Choosing the Right Commercial Alarm System
When having a business alarm fitted, ensure that you work with a company that has been in business for more than a few years. This will ensure that they will be available to assist in case of emergency.
It’s recommended that you spend as much as you can comfortably afford when purchasing any security equipment, as this will allow you to get the best value for money possible. There is also no price that can be placed on peace of mind in knowing that your business will be fully protected during working hours as well as over weekends and holiday periods.
If you’re a business owner who wants to ensure that your commercial property receives the level of protection and security it deserves, get in touch with our team today to discuss the various options we can provide for you.