Nobody understands the security needs of your business better than you do. Of course your first and foremost concern is ensuring a safe environment for both employees and guests, but how do you know if you have the right security system in place? Answering the following questions may indicate if it is time to consider upgrading:
How old is your current alarm system?
If your current system is more than a few years old, it is likely not taking advantage of the latest technology. Today’s best systems include mobile management and environmental threat detection, in addition to entry and surveillance.
Does your current system include surveillance, access and intrusion control, and fire/life safety?
1f not, then you may not have adequate security for inventory and loss prevention, crime prevention, illegal or unauthorized entry, lighting and building safety issues, and emergency response measures.
What kind of keys are your employees using?
If you’re still using metal keys to lock doors and restrict access, you’re missing the advantages of electronic ID cards and key fobs which not only provide levels of access and restriction but record entry and exit data.
Are there gaps in your camera surveillance?
Surveillance now combines mobile video monitoring with motion intrusion detection — even facial recognition – to eliminate vulnerable areas and breaches in coverage.
Does your access control system integrate with your other building systems?
Many newer access control systems link with other building systems, such as the elevator, lighting, and HVAC systems. When an employee swipes a card to enter your facility, the lights come on and the heating or cooling system is activated – improving the employees’ safety and saving energy by ensuring these systems are running only when needed.
Call Metro Alarm & Lock for a free assessment of your current system and advice on what needs to be upgraded based on your budget and requirements.