While commercial security systems have come a long way since their early days in the 1970s, not every business uses them today as a standard best practice. But we encourage you to if you’re not already. Security systems offer much more than just a layer of protection at your physical location.

If you’re still not convinced, we’re sharing five reasons why your business should utilize security alarms – like yesterday.

1. Protect your location from burglars and break-ins

This benefit tends to be the most obvious but having security cameras and alarms at your business not only protects you from burglars and break-ins but this protection also deters robbers from even attempting to target your business. With the possibility of being identified, burglars will move on to the next location that seem less secure and risky for them to get caught.

2. Hold a record of everything happening around and in the building

A video record of your day-to-day operations and after-hours can be much more helpful than you might initially think. Not only does it clarify anything verbally disputed but records like these can also be evidentiary in any legal suits. From customers to employees, having a video record of all occurrences leaves no guesswork to be interpreted.

3. Prevent theft and track visitors

Much like burglars, shoppers or customers who know they are being watched or recorded are less likely to chance theft. When you have the video record of everyone coming in and out of your business, tracking down those who do steal or damage property becomes much easier – and law enforcement can assist you with video evidence.

4. Protect your business legally

If you have a customer or employee making claims against your business, a security system can help back up the trust and dispute any false accusations. Protect yourself from the false claims of others.

5. Monitor employees and hold people accountable

While theft and robbery are huge factors for businesses putting security systems in place, using these cameras to hold employees accountable and train them is another huge advantage. Employees can’t fix their mistakes if they don’t know what they’re doing wrong. Video reference can be the perfect way to show employees exactly what needs to be changed and leaves zero room for confusion.

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