Property Managers and Their Business Security System
The managers for commercial buildings tend to have a difficult job when it comes to securing the property. They are responsible for properly assessing the needs of the building as well as the tenants and employees within it. There is a lot of thought that has to go into this process because if you determine that the property is worth more than its true value, you will be investing in an over the top business security system that may not be necessary, and can be a waste of funds. You also don’t want to assume the value is less than it is supposed to be because you will be liable for any asset that is at risk.
Understanding your Risks
There are a list of important factors to consider, which can make the final decision more appropriate for your situation. You need to find out exactly what you are protecting, and your reason for protecting it. You then need to think about how you plan on protecting it and also what the chances are that something will happen to what you are protecting.
Performing a risk assessment can help produce an accurate description of what business security system will be appropriate for your building. Many elements go into producing this information, and the environment of the exterior, interior, and perimeter will be the main factors considered. It is suggested to perform your risk assessment prior to construction to allow for the business security system to be designed into the format of the building. This will allow for a seamless beginning stage of the opening of a building, and can also be great when in the midst of a remodel. If your building is not in any form of constriction stage, it is still necessary to understand your risk factors before installing a new system.
The Right System for Your Building
After understanding your full risks within the building, you can go into the decision process for what elements you need from a business security system. Will you require security cameras, alarms, access control, etc.? It is important to choose the right security solutions for your situation. You might have chosen to have security cameras, but they have to have the correct resolution, they need to be installed in the most advantageous locations, and footage accessibility needs to match your specific needs. There is more that goes into every business security system installation than meets the eye. Having the proper wiring and camera angle can make the difference as well. These details are what will help provide evidence in the event of an incident, and if you had the camera aimed at the wrong angle, it might not be able to capture the needed images.
Your System’s Future
With any building, there will always be a changing environment, and the security measures of the building need to be able to adapt to that. The future of the property’s security should be easy to upgrade, integrate, and should allow for additions. You don’t want to set up your business security system for the needs at the moment with no options for adjustments. There is a chance that the exterior cameras may need additions or upgrades, and if your system can’t allow for that, it will end up costing you more money in the long run. An example of this is when the property manager says that all they need at that moment is 16 cameras, so they have a DVR that is maxed out at 16 channels. If you ever want to add cameras, you will have to buy an extra DVR which will cost more money in the future. Plan for the future, and get a DVR with 32 Channels to make any upgrade or addition easier on your budget.
Very building will have their own specific security needs, and can’t be easily compared to another. When a manager of a property calls and asks what it costs to implement a new business security system, there is no cut and dry number give over the phone. If a security company ever does that for you, walk away because they don’t fully understand how the security installation business works. You will require an onsite visit from the technician to get a proper quote for your building, there are no corners to cut when it comes to installing a business security system.
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