Four Essential Business Security Protections - Smartshield Solutions

Proper security is a must for any business. Theft, intrusions, fires, and other incidence can lead to thousands of dollars lost, stolen company information, or even loss of life. A good security system keeps businesses safe from intruders, theft, fires, and carbon monoxide, just for starters. 


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Four Key Features You Need for Maintaining Proper Security

Alarm System

This may seem basic and standard, but it is necessary. Being able to monitor access points, including both doors and windows, is essential. In the case of a break in, the security company is notified immediately and first responders will be sent. 

Sensors can be wired or wireless, can monitor doors and windows, as well as provide motion detection. Alarm systems also feature a panic button which can be engaged by anybody with access to it. This will notify emergency officials as soon as a threat is identified.

Access Control

A good system should be able to control who can come and go within an establishment. With access control, your company can keep potentially threatening people out of your building. 

Modern systems feature access control through passwords, biometric scanning, or keycards. Systems can also provide reports as to who was in your building and where they went within the premises. Yes, within your building as well. Just because an employee has access to the establishment doesn’t mean they need access to every room in the building- especially rooms containing confidential files.

Video Monitoring

Video monitoring is essential for any business. With good, hi-def cameras, you can tell exactly what happened within your business and identify anybody necessary, either live or while reviewing footage.

Not only is monitoring great for being able to see what occurred in an incident, video monitoring systems may also feature video verification with your security company. When an alarm is activated, the company can see what is going on, and alert emergency officials as to what’s actively going on. 

Fire and Carbon Monoxide Detection

No matter what type of business you are running, you need this. In fact, you are most likely legally required to be set up for  fire and carbon monoxide detection. Having a good system in place which can detect a threat early can mean literal life or death or those within the establishment. 

These are the basic components every security system should feature. There are definitely more features out there which would be smart to consider, but these should be thought of as the bare minimum essentials. Enhanced features may cost more, but in the end they can save lives and protect precious property.

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Business’s Security System? Contact Us Today to Learn More and Get a Free Estimate!

If it’s time to upgrade the controlled access to your facility, contact Smartshield Solutions at (866) 891-9183 or email us at  The trained personnel there will take the time to show you the benefits of mobile management for commercial access control systems.