Here at CLEAR IT SECURITY, we realize that there is more to business than just helping customers. Your business is likely subject to the possibility of intrusion, theft, armed robbery, employee shrink, intentional equipment damage or liabilities. We provide business security systems that will prevent or detour crime as well as monitor and record areas where you need the evidence to prove or convict of crimes.
Today’s Business Security Systems
Today’s professionally installed business security alarm systems provide peace of mind and protection with instant notification of alarm events that could result in burglary (theft), armed robbery, property damage, water leak damage, medical issues and other potential loss of life situations. Monitored commercial and business alarm systems discourage break-ins or armed robberies and show a correlation with decreased theft.
They can also detect extreme heat, smoke, carbon monoxide gas leaks, water leaks, glass-breaking and motion. In addition, many systems today include smart home automation for control of door locks, garage door openers, lights, switches, thermostats and many other wired or wireless devices.
Self-Monitored or Un-Monitored Business Alarm Systems
Until the idea of reporting alarms to a central monitoring station emerged in 1871, home alarm systems were self-monitored. This meant that unless someone was actually home or nearby to hear the alarm’s bell sounding, no one was notified of the alarm and thus ineffective. Having a central monitoring station connected to the alarm system provides 24/7 monitoring and emergency response even while sleeping or away from home. While you can still self-monitor your business security system today and it may appear to be the most cost-effective option, there are many issues and hiring a professional monitoring service is the safest way to go.
With self-monitoring, no one else is monitoring your business alarm system. So if you are opening your business and you followed by an intruder you could become the victim of armed robbery and incapable of notifying the police when you are forced to shut off the alarm system. Professionally monitored systems have a duress or distress code you can enter instead of your usual code that silently notifies the central station and will dispatch an emergency police response while appearing to just shut off the alarm system. If you self-monitor and are away and an intrusion occurs your response or notification maybe delayed due to network issues, missing notifications, dead phone, meetings, being on a phone call, distractions, sleeping, etc. Even if you have a camera and see someone inside your business, many police departments will not dispatch without someone at the business location. Don’t take a chance on it… it’s not worth it when most monitoring plans are only around a $1 a day.
Professional 24/7 Monitored Business Alarm Systems
Professional alarm monitoring services provide peace of mind, protection and some nice features that are not available if you choose to monitor your business alarm system yourself. One of these features is the ability to alert the monitoring service if there is an emergency in your business. You can setup a distress code with your monitoring service that alerts the monitoring service that you are in need of aid, but will deactivate the alarm system. A good professional alarm monitoring company will have quick response times, which is important for your safety and security. Having a professional alarm monitoring service connected to your business’s alarm system does not have many disadvantages. It does carry a small monthly fee, but is only a $1-$2 a day. Some insurance companies offer a discount to business owners who have an operational monitored alarm system in their business. A professionally monitored alarm system can offer you access to your business’s alarm system from an Internet-capable device, such as your phone, computer or tablet. You can also setup alerts to be sent when your alarm system is activated or deactivated. It’s important to remember that without professional alarm monitoring, police aren’t as likely to respond, unless an annoyed neighboring business calls them to complain about the noise of the alarm that has been set off. Alarm monitoring is a necessary part of having an alarm system for any home or business. You can’t be too cautious when it comes to your safety.
Business Home Alarm System Troubleshooting, Repair and Service
Having trouble with your system false alarming or not working properly or at all? Check out our alarm system troubleshooting and repair page for helpful information or to schedule a service call. We keep commonly used parts in stock and offer same-day, 24/7 emergency repair service as well if needed.
Business Alarm System Installation
Business security starts with a good plan of action. We can help you design and install a business alarm system. If you are building a new facility or remodeling it is strongly recommended that you pre-wire for sensors, cameras and more. This will save you money and frustration in the future. Contact us today for more information.
Business Alarm System Upgrades
Whether you need a complete system upgrade or just some additional sensors added, we can help. Our premium 2GIG systems are a great upgrade for any size system and offer a lot of features at a great price. Our GE Simon / Interlogix systems are even more budget friendly but are not the best systems for very large businesses.