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What Type of Security Alarm System is Best for My Business?

Posted by Joe Wilson

Apr 14, 2016 2:00:00 PM

What type of security alarm system should i buy for my business?

As a business owner or manager, you need to understand the threats and vulnerabilities of your particular industry, building type, and location, in order to make informed decisions about security. In the case of security, one size definitely does not fit all. To properly protect your assets, employees, inventory, and livelihood, you need a security solution tailored to your specific needs.

Some of the biggest mistakes made by businesses today regarding security, include selecting a security system based on price alone. Assuming all systems are the same, they go with what they perceive to be the most affordable option. This is one of the worst mistakes you can make. Insufficient security systems are easily exploited by thieves. Criminals are getting smarter, and they have developed techniques to bypass these basic security systems that aren’t tailored to the business they are meant to be protecting, costing the business thousands more than they would have spent on a customized and thorough security solution.

Do you have a verified alarm?  If not do you realize that Police will most likely not even respond to your facility or compound. 

Does your insurer know that you do not have a verified alarm and therefore do not receive a Police response?  If they do not know this they most likely will not honor your insurance policy as Police response is a condition of most insurance policies.

A jewellry store is going to have different security needs than a place of worship or a school. So how do you determine what type of security system you need? Below are a few questions you should consider carefully before choosing a security system.


What type of threats do you face?

Is your biggest threat internal such as your own employees? Or are your threats more externally based such as robbery and vandalism?

Where are you located?

Is your business in a high-risk area?

Where are your valuables located?

Are your valuables inside a building or outside in a compound?

What type of building are you in?

Are you in a detached, stand-alone building or are you in a unit of a larger building?

Do you have high-value inventory or assets at risk of theft?

Do you keep pharmaceuticals, electronics, jewelry, or valuable construction materials onsite?

Do you have confidential data you need to secure?

Do you store digital data that includes client’s personal information, financial information, or other sensitive data?


The questions above are only some of the things you need to consider when choosing a security system. This is why having a security assessment is important.

 At Sonitrol Western Canada, making sure you get the right security system for your business is important to us. Conventional security systems and alarms can have huge disadvantages. You want a scalable security solution that can grow with your business, and that is monitored and verified.

We'll meet with you and go over the pitfalls and advantages of different security systems - so you know what's right for your business - no charge - no obligation.

We'll review your business location and give you free advice on how to protect your assets and employees.


After meeting with us you'll ...

  • Better understand different security system options
  • Know how to best protect your property, assets and staff


We can offer all types of businesses fully integrated, scalable, and totally customized security solutions. We have decades of experience in serving a number of industries including warehouse, construction, medical marijuana production and retail facilities, restaurants, retail, schools, multi-tenant office buildings, places of worship, dealerships, and more. 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 a verified CCTV system that is monitored 24/7, and you can have a specifically tailored security system to meet your particular needs. Our modular, fully integrated solution can also include verified audio intrusion detection, managed access control, verified CCTV video surveillance, fire detection, and 24/7 central station monitoring by trained professionals.


Get A Free Security Plan For Your Business!


About Sonitrol Western Canada

We're so confident in our technology and responsive service, that no one else in the industry can match our guarantee.  Our unique verified audio and CCTV video business security solutions enable our operators to hear and see what is happening in your business before the criminals gain entry!!  We verify the actual source of the alarm, and we get the police to attend the scene immediately.  FOR A FREE SECURITY AUDIT, click here, or call 1-866-766-4876 - We are a security company with over 150 offices across North America serving clients across Western Canada in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon.  

Sonitrol Western Canada, with its Verified Electronic Security Systems, is committed to providing customers with the most comprehensive security protection.  Cooperation in the elimination of false alarms is not only beneficial to the system’s user but results in better protection of the entire community by allowing law enforcement to use their resources as efficiently as possible.


Topics: Retail Security, Security Tips, CCTV Video Surveillance

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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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