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5 Reasons You Should Consider Installing Panic Buttons

Posted by Joe Wilson

Aug 4, 2021 11:55:50 AM

When you think of panic buttons, you probably think that they’re a technology that’s more suited for banks and other businesses handling large amounts of money. 

But the truth is that panic buttons are an important addition to any business or organization. Even schools in the states are looking at the benefits of panic buttons to help keep students safe. 

While having a Sonitrol verified security alarm is great for surveilling everything when you’re away or on-site, a panic button is a great additional option for emergencies that could happen when staff are present. 

That’s because panic buttons can save valuable time and get authorities to your property even faster in an emergency. 

Still not convinced? Here are five reasons to install panic buttons.

#1 They increase employee retention 

By investing in high-quality security systems that protect your staff from internal and external threats, you’re letting them know that their safety is important to you and the business. This will create a culture of safety and remind staff that they are an important part of your business. And when employees feel valued, they’re more likely to stay with your company. 

#2 Panic buttons increase productivity

If your employee knows help is just a push away, they can feel more confident focusing on the job at hand instead of worrying about potential risks. This is especially true for employees who have to work solo shifts. 

#3 They deter bad behaviour

While panic buttons are often concealed, it doesn’t take long for word to spread about which businesses have panic buttons on site. And like any added security measure, panic buttons can help deter criminal activities. Panic buttons are also useful for deterring internal risks, such as a disgruntled employee.  

#4 Panic buttons integrate with other technologies

 Panic buttons can integrate with other technologies to create a more robust security system for your business. They can also be implemented with little to no additional training. 

#5 Panic buttons can be installed anywhere

 While the most common place for panic buttons to be installed is under a desk where transactions are completed, they can actually be installed anywhere. They can be an effective first line of defence when installed at a reception desk. They can also be installed in an office with a view of the main business space. If you have areas of your business that are more remote, panic buttons can help increase security for the staff working there. 

For more information on developing a comprehensive security plan for your business, featuring full-monitored audio and video surveillance, contact us today.

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