Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Security System for your Business

With a plethora of security options available, ranging from CCTV surveillance to intruder alarms and access control systems, selecting the right security measures for your business can be a daunting and somewhat overwhelming task but it’s important to note that it doesn’t have to be! 

There are several key factors which we have outlined below, and these may help you make an informed decision. However, we pride ourselves in navigating the variety of choices and placing each client with a suitable solution so you will never be in this decision-making journey alone!

  1. Most importantly, you should conduct a thorough risk assessment of your business premises to identify potential security vulnerabilities - this will give you an understanding of what solutions might work better for you!

The following factors are worth noting and thinking about: 

  • The Layout of your premises

  • The Size of your premises

  • The nature of our business and it’s operations

  • Any high-risk areas (think data storage, confidential information etc)

Also consider if any areas were previous targets as these may well still be considered by burglars/opportunists. Having completed a brief risk assessment of your premises you will be able to pinpoint what areas require attention sooner rather than later!

  1. Next, it’s time to consider what type of security system might best meet yours and the needs of your business and employees.

Whilst the most common solutions include CCTV, Intruder Alarms and Access Control, there are plenty of other solutions that can also be implemented depending on the size of your business and budget! 

We always recommend implementing access control to highly restricted areas such as offices and rooms which store sensitive information - this would mean that you can choose which staff members have access and those who don’t and can be used throughout premises in a variety of different manners. It is also worth noting that perimeter security and remote surveillance may be important to you, depending on the size of your business and premises. 

At this point it can sometimes feel like you’re running around in circles deciding what system may be best for you because there is so much to think about but that is exactly what we are here for - we can provide professional, individual and impartial advice to each of our clients.

  1. Once you have an idea of what systems might be best suited for you it is worth thinking about your business plans and considering if your chosen system can grow with you as a business! Considering your business scalability will allow you to adapt, expand and modify your chosen security system. For example, you may be considering growing your business which is where we would suggest considering flexibility to your systems so you can continuously grow your CCTV network and revisit any access control permissions as and when you need to. 

  1. Whilst we encourage you to think ahead, let’s not forget about the present. Consider what existing infrastructure and systems you already have in place. Will your new system connect with your chosen IT network, will your integration to a new system be seamless? Are any elements of your current set-up compatible? 

  1. Another important factor is budget and a lot of the time, this is the most important factor (in particular for start ups or small businesses). 

We have always been transparent about cost and have supported our customers to ensure that they get true value for money and a professional service. There will always be a solution for every budget but it always boils down to choosing the right one - this is where we step in!

We always provide industry- standard solutions and systems which have always kept our customers’ businesses safe and we can also upgrade existing systems as well. 

In conclusion, choosing the right security system for your business requires careful consideration of factors such as risk assessment and the type of security you’re looking for and ready to invest in. By evaluating these factors, you can select a security solution that effectively addresses your business's unique security needs and provides peace of mind for you, your employees, and your customers. 

Remember, investing in robust security measures is a key investment in the growth and continuity of your business operations and help is on hand to help you find the best solution