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How Monitored Access Control Can Deter Crime for Canadian Businesses

Posted by Joe Wilson

Nov 23, 2023 8:30:00 AM

Monitored-1From small startups to large corporations, the need for robust security measures has never been more critical. 

One of the cornerstones of modern security measures is monitored access control - a sophisticated system that not only restricts unauthorized entry but also serves as a deterrent against criminal activities. 

The most obvious way that monitored access control can protect your business is by replacing traditional lock and key systems with advanced technologies that offer a proactive approach to security - allowing only authorized personnel to access specific areas within your business’ premises.

But this isn’t the only way they deter crime…Let’s take a closer look at the many ways in which monitored access control can stop criminals from even considering your business as a target.

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1. Real-Time Monitoring 

Monitored access control systems operate around the clock, with trained professionals vigilantly observing every entry and exit point. Any suspicious activity triggers an immediate response. 

Criminals, knowing they are being watched, are deterred from attempting any illegal activities. The knowledge that their actions will be quickly detected and acted upon acts as a powerful deterrent.

2. Visible Deterrence

Criminals are less likely to target a business equipped with state-of-the-art access control systems. The visible presence of security measures, coupled with the knowledge that every entry and exit is monitored in real-time, acts as a powerful deterrent. 

Potential intruders are acutely aware that their actions are being watched, dissuading them from attempting any illicit activities within the premises.

3. Quick Response

The swift response capability of monitored access control systems is a significant deterrent. In the event of a security breach, security personnel or law enforcement can be alerted promptly. 

Criminals, aware that their window of opportunity is incredibly narrow, are discouraged from even attempting a break-in. This rapid response not only prevents crimes but also increases the likelihood of apprehending criminals before they can escape.

4. Perceived Risk 

Criminals assess risks before committing a crime. If it isn’t worth the risk, they will move away from your business and on to another target. 

When faced with a business fortified by monitored access control, the perceived risks far outweigh the potential gains. Criminals are deterred by the fear of getting caught, choosing instead to target businesses with weaker, or no, security measures.

5. Sense Of Accountability 

The presence of monitored access control systems encourages responsible behaviour. When people are aware that their actions are being observed, they are more likely to adhere to societal norms and rules. 

This sense of accountability not only fosters a harmonious environment but also discourages individuals from engaging in activities that might lead to trouble. It promotes a culture of respect and responsibility, making the space unappealing for those with ill intentions.

6. Community Atmosphere

When residents, employees, or visitors perceive a strong security presence, they are more likely to engage in community activities, fostering connections and a sense of belonging. Criminals, recognizing the strength of community bonds, are less inclined to disrupt such environments, knowing that the community actively protects its own.

The power of monitored access control lies not just in its ability to respond to threats but in its capacity to prevent crimes through its very presence. By investing in this cutting-edge technology, your business can not only protect its assets and employees but also send a clear message to criminals: your attempts are futile here. 

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Topics: Office Building Security, Monitored Audio Alarms

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Joe Wilson, Owner of Sonitrol Western Canada

We provide our customers with the best commercial security solutions and quality service backed by our unique Guarantee and Commitment to Service. It's something unverified conventional alarm companies simply cannot guarantee!

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