A security system is essential for protecting your business from intruders, thieves, or vandals, and as you look into different options, you may want to consider a wireless system. These systems aren’t hardwired to your electrical system, so you don’t have to worry about ripping into walls during installation. Additionally, if you ever move to a new facility, you can easily take your security system with you.
Wireless systems consist of multiple components, and you can mix and match different elements to create the most effective systems for your needs. In all cases, the must-have component is the control panel. That allows you to engage and disarm the system, and it wirelessly communicates with the other components which may include any of the following:
- Door sensors
- Window sensors
- Glass break detectors
- Motion detectors
- Security cameras
In addition to choosing between wireless and hardwired equipment, you also have to decide if you want a monitored system or not. With a monitored alarm system, the system alerts a monitoring agency every time it’s triggered. Then, the employees at the monitoring agency contact the police or other authorities. Alternatively, you can set up your system so that it alerts you or a private security company if it’s triggered. Then, you can decide if you want to call the authorities.
To take the wireless functionality a step further, you may want to look for a system that engages with a phone or computer app. That lets you turn the system on or off remotely, and if you have cameras, you can check in on what’s happening from wherever you are.
The right security safeguards your inventory, keeps vandals out of your business, and protects your tools of the trade. However, it can be challenging to choose a system on your own. To make the process easier, you may want to talk with a security consultant.