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If you own a business, you understand the day-to-day financial transactions that take place. What’s more, it’s likely your business establishment is occupied with technological equipment, legal documents, records and, most importantly, employees. Business security is not an option in today’s world–it’s a requirement.

First and foremost, you need to secure your business with a reliable, no-fail alarm system. Research several security companies to determine which one is best for your business. If you’re unsure of what to look for, the following list reveals the basic features of a monitored business security system.

  • Control panel – Where things like wiring, backup battery and phone-line connection are located.
  • Siren – Notifies you of a break-in, but also wards off the intruder. 
  • Keypad – Where system is armed/disarmed.
  • Indoor motion detector – Detects human movement and presence.
  • Window and door detectors – Alarm is triggered when a door or window is opened.
  • Central monitoring – All business security systems consist of a central monitoring station, which is where the company’s headquarters are located. When set off, the control panel sends a message to the monitoring location, which is supervised 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You can add other elements to your alarm system to ensure complete business security, including a smoke detector, video surveillance, closed-circuit television, panic button, broken glass detectors and more. But protecting your business establishment, assets and employees doesn’t stop at a comprehensive monitoring system; there are simple steps you can take to prevent burglary.

  • Keep a record of who has keys to the establishment.
  • Hire security officers to patrol the building.
  • Install dead bolt locks on all entryways.
  • Similar to your home, implement a business security plan in case a break-in does occur.
  • Ensure there is adequate lighting in and around the establishment. Also, install motion light detectors outside of the building.
  • Make sure your business is easily seen from the street (i.e. trim bushes and hedges, cut back landscape, etc.).
  • Install a doorbell or chime that notifies you when someone has entered the building.

CPI – The Best in Business Security

For over 20 years, CPI Security Systems has protected businesses in the Carolinas. The company designs, installs, monitors and services its security systems; its employees are full-time, undergo a 4-year background check, and receive extensive training. To learn more, watch CPI Security’s informational videos for a comprehensive overview of its services. More than just business security, however, CPI specializes in home security also. Contact the experts at CPI Security now, and enjoy peace of mind every day.

Contact CPI to learn more about business security services and products.

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