Each business within each sector will require different things from a business security system. Some may only need the types of basic system a private residence might use, while others will require an in-depth, multi-layered package that deals with every possible scenario. As such there are various types of system on offer. Whatever the case, the best providers offer bespoke packages that are flexible and tailored to the needs of their customers.
Basic security is similar to that as you might find for a residential property. Simple fire and burglar alarms act not only as a deterrent, but also provide a genuine risk to the would-be thief or vandal. These are best suited to those at low risk and can be purchased for as little as a one off £100 payment.
Key fobs and secure access control are fairly standard measures of security in the modern age, and relatively affordable as a result. A simple key fob is similar to that which you might use with a car, in that it’s a wireless device that can turn the system on and off, as well as provide a panic button should it be needed. Secure access panels, which require a pass code typed into a keypad, add another level of security for those gaining access to your property.
As well as the basic alarm system that comes with a basic package, most businesses can benefit from more thorough measures. Metal shutters make it all but impossible for break-ins to occur without a key and provide an extremely high level of protection from vandalism. These can be expensive so if your property is particularly large, you may want to consider steel grating and fencing as a more affordable option.
Sensors can be employed to alert any security staff of an intruder, and help them respond to the perceived threat quickly. It may, however, be more affordable to use the quick response abilities of a security company, who are almost as efficient at responding to threats upon your property as the rather expensive option of a security guard.
Cameras can be a highly useful deterrent, as well as providing evidence for prosecution, but it should be noted that this is only useful if the equipment you employ is of high enough quality and installed properly. Low quality pictures and wrongly positioned cameras can prove to be useless as a security measure once a break-in occurs.
High Level Security
At the high end of business security equipment there are so many bespoke options that it would be impossible to list them all. Everything from drone technology to security teams can be employed by businesses if the risk, and value of assets, is deemed high enough. Such systems can run into hundreds of thousands of pounds, however, and are typically only employed by large corporations who can afford such measures.