From the inventory in stock to the cash on hand, businesses are an attractive target for thieves. In fact, according to some industry data, it is estimated that businesses are up to four times more likely to be burglarized compared to residential properties. That’s quite an alarming statistic, one that should put business owners on high alert.
Protect Your Business
What are you doing to protect your business, particularly when it comes to the most vulnerable points of your facility? Yes, we’re talking about windows and doors. Hopefully, they’re at least equipped with locks – that’s the least you can do. But where there’s a will, there’s a way – and businesses often present a grand opportunity for wrongdoers because of the valuable items located inside of their four walls. When it comes to protecting your company, security is something that must be taken seriously.
That’s where video surveillance comes in. Like we told you earlier, if a thief wants to enter any type of property badly enough, they’ll find a way to get in. Whether it’s by picking a lock, kicking in a door or breaking a window, thieves typically choose their targets wisely and plan their actions carefully in the days leading up to the break-in.
However, video surveillance can work to prevent your facility from becoming a target. How? Thieves look for easy targets and typically shy away from commercial properties with obvious alarm systems in place where there’s greater potential to be caught. Noting this, if they observe any video cameras while in the planning stages of their heist, they’re more likely to think twice about going through with it. Additionally, video surveillance is an ideal way to help law enforcement identify and apprehend thieves that do choose to carry out their plan.
This is especially true with a monitored and verified Sonitrol system since police response time is faster for Sonitrol than for a conventional security system alarm. Our intelligent technology leads to a high rate of apprehensions, which gives us exceptional credibility with law enforcement. And our ability to verify an alarm event is critical for prompt dispatch in the growing number of Verified Response communities, where law enforcement won’t respond to an alarm until they have verification that an event is actually occurring.
Keeping Your Commercial Property Safe
Sonitrol’s video surveillance system isn’t your typical video security system – it goes above and beyond to keep commercial properties safe and give business owners peace of mind. Sonitrol helps provide the highest level of security via 24/7 alarm verification from stand-by company operators. Our monitored video system integrates with security alarms to provide targeted video footage of the events directly before and after it was tripped, saving law enforcement and business owners valuable time from having to watch the entire video to find the incident in question. Video can also be accessed remotely, so business owners can pull up video feeds from their mobile devices after hours or when they’re away from the premises.
When it comes to safeguarding your business, you can never be too careful. Sonitrol’s video surveillance security is the smart way to keep it safe. For more information on the Sonitrol security system, get a free security assessment or click here to start a conversation.