When it comes to your business, you can’t predict everything. Sometimes the unexpected will happen.
There could be a burglary, there could be an accident, even Mother Nature might have a hand in some troublemaking.
That is why you want to make sure you have the right protection for your business.
Here at Smartway, we obviously know a thing or two about security. So, we recommend three key components to make sure you have triple protection for your business. The first is a monitored alarm, the second is a CCTV system and the third is appropriate insurance cover.
Just like a puzzle, it doesn’t all fit together as well if there is one piece missing!
Let’s look at how all three fit together to give your business as much protection as possible…
Step One: A Monitored Alarm
The first thing to tick off the list is an alarm system. That means if anything goes wrong at your place, an alarm will sound. It can be triggered in a number of ways. Either by motion detectors inside the premises or by door and window sensors.
The simple act of an alarm going off can be enough to frighten away a thief or a troublemaker. If it doesn’t instantly scare them away, it will still minimise the amount they will take or the damage they will cause – it turns an opportunist intruder into a smash and grab as they will be too fearful that someone will catch them if they stay too long.
Which leads me to my next point. You don’t just want any alarm. The key to ensuring its effectiveness is making sure it is a monitored alarm. If your alarm is known to go off and not be checked when it does, then it defeats the purpose of having one!
A Smartway monitored alarm sends an alert to our control centre to say there is a problem. This control centre is monitored 24 hours a day. If we cannot contact you or your contact list when your alarm sounds, then we can send a patrol car out.
Step Two: A CCTV System
Once you have the monitored alarm set up, we recommend also installing a CCTV system so that you can view live footage of what is going on at the premises, or gather the footage retrospectively.
Sometimes you cannot stop bad things from happening. But, you can learn from them and prevent them from happening again.
Having access to video footage of the event has a number of benefits. The first is that you can see exactly what went on. What caused the incident to happen? Was there a reason, or was it simply bad luck. Knowing these things can help you to form a plan for preventing the same things taking place in the future.
Plus, you will then have the documented footage for the third piece of the puzzle… your insurance cover.
Step Three: The Right Insurance Cover
Insurance is a vital aspect of business security. Like we have already mentioned, you really don’t know what is going to happen on any given day. You could have a break in, one of your staff could have an accident with some equipment, or a big cyclone could blow in and damage your premises.
Insurance is the fallback to pick up the pieces should any of these things happen.
The great thing is that insurance is easier if you have the first two steps already in place. Your premiums are often cheaper if you can prove you have a security system installed. Plus, if anything should take place, your CCTV system will record it. You can then pass that footage onto your insurance company for an accurate account.
When it comes to your insurance, it is important to speak to a specialist insurance broker to ensure you have the right cover. There are a number of different options for policies and you want to make sure you take the ones that are relevant to your business.
Just like you would speak to an insurance broker for your insurance, it is important that you speak to a security specialist like Smartway regarding your alarm and CCTV. We know the systems inside and out, therefore we can recommend the right solution to give your premises the best protection.
Give us a call today for an obligation free chat or arrange a free demonstration of our systems at your place.