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In many commercial properties, a security system is one of the most crucial pieces of equipment imaginable, helping to keep your employees and belongings safe and secure. A commercial building security system may even be required as a part of an insurance policy agreement.

A modern system can not only deter potential criminals but it can provide crucial evidence if the worst should happen. Unauthorised access and theft can be huge problems for businesses, and it is your responsibility to keep your employees and equipment safe and secure at all times.

At Robinsons Facilities Services, our team of experienced security professionals can advise on all aspects of security systems and their maintenance, allowing you to rest easy knowing that your commercial property is well-protected. Our services include:

Types of Commercial Security Systems

There are a number of different types of commercial security systems available on the market, each with their own unique benefits. Some of the most popular commercial security system options include:

  • CCTV Systems: A Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system is a great way to monitor activity both inside and outside of your commercial property. CCTV footage can be used to help identify intruders or investigate suspicious activity.
  • Alarm Systems: Alarm systems are another popular option for commercial security, helping to deter potential criminals and alert the authorities in the event of a break-in.
  • Access Control Systems: An access control system allows you to control who has access to your commercial property, helping to keep intruders out. Access control systems can be used in conjunction with other security measures, such as CCTV and alarm systems.
  • Integrated Security Systems: Many modern commercial security systems are integrated, combining multiple components like access control, video surveillance, and alarms into a centralised platform. This enables more efficient monitoring, response, and data analysis.
  • Perimeter Security Systems: These systems protect the outer boundaries of a property or facility. They can include barriers like fences or gates, along with technologies like sensors and cameras to detect and deter unauthorised entry.
  • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS): These systems use sensors, such as motion detectors and door/window contacts, to detect unauthorised entry or intrusion into the premises. They can trigger alarms, notify security personnel, and even integrate with access control systems to lock down certain areas.
  • Access Control Systems: Access control systems regulate entry to specific areas within a building or facility. This can involve key cards, biometric scanners (like fingerprint or retina scans), PIN codes, or mobile apps. Access control systems help restrict access to authorized personnel, enhancing security and accountability.

These are a few of the main options for security, and of course, different types of security are more suitable for certain types of buildings. For instance, you may want to consider whether you need 24-hour monitoring when choosing a system.

Benefits of Commercial Building Security

There are a number of benefits that come with installing a commercial security system. As such, having a commercial security system on your property is an essential investment for any business owner. Such systems offer a range of benefits that go beyond just protecting the business premises from theft or burglary. Firstly, commercial security systems can deter criminals from targeting your business. The mere presence of security cameras or alarms can make a potential intruder think twice before attempting to break in. This can help to prevent theft, vandalism, and other criminal activities, and give business owners peace of mind.

Secondly, commercial security systems can help to identify and catch criminals. If a crime is committed on your business property, security cameras can capture footage that can be used as evidence to identify the perpetrator and bring them to justice. This has the potential to also help to recover stolen goods and minimise the financial impact of the crime.

Commercial security systems can help to keep employees safe. In case of an emergency such as a fire or natural disaster, the security system can alert employees and authorities to take appropriate action. Additionally, security cameras can monitor employee behaviour and help to ensure that workplace safety protocols are being followed.

Also, depending on your insurer, having a commercial security system can lead to lower premiums. Insurance companies often offer lower premiums to businesses that have security systems installed as they pose less of a risk for theft or damage. This can help to offset the cost of installing and maintaining the security system.

In summary, benefits include:

  • Enhanced security for your employees and belongings
  • Potentially lower insurance premiums
  • Increased peace of mind
  • Around the clock protection

Remote Monitoring Security Systems

We can also assist by providing remote monitoring systems for business security. A remote monitoring system is a technology solution that allows businesses to oversee and manage various aspects of their operations, assets, or facilities from a remote location. Using sensors, cameras, and other data-collecting devices, this system captures real-time information about conditions such as security, environmental factors, equipment performance, and more. The collected data is then transmitted to a central platform or dashboard accessible remotely through computers or mobile devices.

Remote monitoring systems provide businesses with the ability to monitor, analyse, and respond to critical events, anomalies, or incidents in real-time, enhancing operational efficiency, security, and decision-making while reducing the need for on-site presence.

Ultimately, this means 24/7 protection as well as peace of mind for commercial business owners and commercial premises.

Commercial Security System Maintenance

Your system is no good to you if it is not working to the best of its ability, and may even fail to provide the evidence you need, or to sound an alarm that could save your stock or keep your employees safe.

We recommend an annual check-up of commercial security systems to ensure that they are functioning as they should be, but many businesses may wish to get checked more regularly, especially if they have valuables on site.

This maintenance may be included as part of a maintenance contract with Robinsons Facilities Services.

Maintenance usually includes:

  • A check of any alarm systems, and that they are sounding properly when triggered
  • Testing any detection devices and that they are working
  • Visually inspecting the cameras to check they are in the right locations and doing the job effectively
  • A check of any CCTV cameras, and that they are recording properly
  • A check of any access control systems, and that they are working as intended

You also need to be very aware of the laws, and that premises with security systems must keep them in line with data protection rules. For instance, if you have one of these systems you need to put up signs to let people know that they are being monitored, and you must also take extra care when storing any footage.

Robinsons Facilities Services can advise on commercial security systems across the whole of Yorkshire, and help with their maintenance. Our team of experts have a wealth of experience in keeping commercial properties safe and secure, as well as the legal guidelines you need to follow, so you can rest assured that your business is in good hands.

Maintaining commercial security systems is not only a legal requirement, it helps to keep you protected at all times.

Working across Yorkshire, we cover North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and South Yorkshire and offer a fast, efficient response time as well as regular planned maintenance for your commercial security systems. Contact us today for all planned, reactive maintenance or emergency call out. Call 01423 226578 or get in touch to see how Robinsons Facilities Services can help.

Commercial Security Systems FAQs

While it is possible to install a security system yourself, it is advisable to ensure that whoever is doing the job is competent and knows how to install any cameras or other elements of the system. This can also prevent voiding the warranty.

Yes, CCTV systems have operated for many years, even before the internet was invented. There are specific commercial security systems that don’t need you to be connected via the internet.

One of the most popular systems is a monitored alarm, you can be sure that with a monitored system the alarm never gets ignored and help is called when required. 24/7 peace of mind.

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