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Is Your Business Making These Commercial Security Mistakes?

Posted by Joe Wilson

Oct 24, 2017 11:00:00 AM

pexels-photo-116022.jpegWhether you’re a new, old, moving, or expanding business, it’s important to understand the choices you have when securing your work environment, and protecting yourself from security threats. It’s important to be aware of both internal and external threats; internal such as shrinkage, errors or employee theft, and external such as break-ins or robbery.When searching for a commercial security system or solution, it’s vital to understand your industry’s risks and how your business is vulnerable, to avoid common security mistakes. Below are some of the most frequent commercial security mistakes we’ve identified.

 1. Lack of Research

Failing to do ample research on the best solution for your company’s security needs, from location to building type, to industry specific is a common mistake. Your retail store, warehouse, fenced compound, office, facility, or construction site, is unique, and needs a custom solution that addresses your specific security needs. Off-the-shelf devices are not security systems. Have an independent assessment conducted, to create a customized security plan to fit your needs, from someone who knows the industry’s security systems well (click here to arrange a no-cost security assessment with Sonitrol specialists).

2. Going for the Cheapest

Picking the perceived cheapest solution IS NEVER the best option. Wrongly assuming that every security is the same is another mistake. In fact, the cheaper options frequently leave your business vulnerable to threats that actually end up costing more in the long run.

3. Not Getting a Verified Security System

To truly ensure your business is secure you need a  Sonitrol verified monitored security system. Sonitrol verified systems make sure that when a break-in is happening an alarm is sent to our monitoring station, and we in turn contact the police

Verified security systems have a great track record of catching criminals in the act, reduce false alarm rate significantly, and get an instant police response.

4. Failing to Secure your Data & Intellectual Property

Physical assets are valuable and important, but are generally replaceable, however your unique (irreplaceable) intellectual property stored on your computers and servers can be stolen or hacked. Anything from your vendor information, to customer lists, to financial information to other sensitive documents, can be targeted. Working with an IP professional to tailor make the security for your firewalls is vital, we are happy to recommend some of our trusted vendors.

Security threats can come in multiple forms, one of the growing methods is social engineering to acquire valuable and sensitive data. Having a plan to combat different security issues is necessary. With integrated security solutions like managed access control, you can help reduce unauthorized access to servers, laptops, and other devices.

5. Underestimating Criminals

Crime has changed and criminals are coming up with smarter ways to bypass security systems. Internal collaborators can work with criminals or even infiltrate your organization, just to create elaborate scams and thefts.

Conventional security commonly falls short of protecting your company from these threats. Implementing an integrated solution with multiple technologies is now the norm.

Customized & Integrated Security Solutions 

Sonitrol Western Canada can offer all types of businesses fully integrated and totally customized security solutions, with decades of experience across a number of industries, from offices, to restaurants, retail, schools, warehouses and construction sites.

When using our unique verified active audio technology, one Sonitrol audio sensor can cover 5,000 square feet. Strategically placed audio sensors provide floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall coverage — ideal for buildings of any size.

Combine this with ourverified CCTV system which is monitored 24/7 and you are able to have a tailored security solution to meet your unique needs and specifications.

Sonitrol’s fully integrated system can included verified audio intrusion detection, CCTV surveillance, managed access control and 24/7 central station monitoring by our trained professionals.

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Topics: Commercial Security, Small Business Security

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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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