Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

As a business owner, you should make sure your business assets are secure.  Whether it’s Data, inventory or computer systems, there are so many valuable things to protect that you should not assume your business is immune to extremely rare theft on your premises.

Here are a few questions to ask before deciding on an alarm system that suits you:

1- Are they a registered company and approved by a governing body?

For example are the company governed by:

NSI or SSAIB

2-Where do they connect the alarm system?

When purchasing a system, it is vital you ask how they decide to connect it an experienced criminal will cut your phone and internet lines      when first attempting a robbery you need to make sure this doesn’t cut your access to the security monitors.

3-Which Entrance does/will the system monitor?

The system should monitor all the entrances to the premises.

4-Determine what kind of alarm you need

There are two types of alarms wired or wireless either type has its pros and cons so it is important to evaluate these questions:

What is my Budget?

What do I want to protect?

What features do I need?

What is my lifestyle like?

Decide if you want a company to monitor your system or if you want to do it yourself, this makes a difference in cost for yearly charges.