Signs Your Security System Needs an Update

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An outdated security system leaves your business vulnerable to cyber attacks, theft and vandalism. We always recommend closely monitoring your security system and performing regular checks to ensure it is still effective. However, we understand that it’s not always easy to identify any potential issues and there may be some risks that are hidden to an untrained eye. If it’s been a while since you last updated your system, it’s a good idea to do so. Criminals have expert knowledge in finding vulnerabilities in security which could result in huge cost implications for your business. In this blog, we’ve compiled a list of signs that indicate you might need to upgrade your existing security system.

You Haven’t Invested in a Quality Alarm System

Break-ins can have a huge negative impact on your business and often come with financial implications. Investing in a quality alarm system can help protect your business and in the long run, save you money. There are plenty of security solutions that can be synced with smartphones and other devices. This provides business owners with seamless remote surveillance and peace of mind that they can check on their business from anywhere. Receiving instant alerts if an alarm is triggered can allow for a quick response. Intrusion detection and prevention software, manned security and high-quality CCTV are just some of the many security measures you can put in place.

It’s Been a While Since You’ve Updated Your System

As technology advances, it’s important to keep up with the latest software and security updates. Criminals have mastered the art of disabling outdated, weak security systems. The release of new software notes can actually reveal exploitable entry points in the old system. If you’re using outdated software, you leave your company vulnerable to cyber attacks. In a similar way, it’s important to perform regular checks on your whole security system. Testing your alarm to ensure that it’s working effectively, updating software and upgrading CCTV cameras are some of the many ways to protect your business. If you think you may be in need of a full revamp or simply need some upgrades, it’s a good idea to consult an experienced professional.

You’re Relying on Low-Resolution Security Cameras

CCTV is an excellent surveillance tool as it can deter theft and vandalism, monitor staff performance and safety, and help with insurance claims and premiums. Most importantly, high-quality CCTV footage can be used as evidence. Low resolution cameras that produce grainy images reduce your chances of identifying a criminal if an incident were to take place. Investing in a video management system that allows you to access and control remotely will allow you to save on costs for around-the-clock security officers. It also can ensure a quick response if a break-in was to occur.

Your Business Has Expanded

It’s common for a company to experience fluctuations in staff levels. Whilst this is a natural occurrence, it has the potential to leave your business vulnerable. This is because former employees may still have copies of badges or keys. Regularly updating key codes and passwords can help but it’s essential that you conduct a full review of your security system often. If your company has experienced a period of growth, then it’s important to ensure that you have an adequate security system. This is because as a company grows so does the need for a security system that protects staff safety, sensitive information and the premises. If you’re a retail business and you’ve noticed that you’re experiencing an increase in foot traffic, then it’s important to ensure that your security system caters for this.

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