Should old security systems be forgot(ten) and never brought to mind?

Here at Secom, we’re not that hasty. As a matter of fact, we take pride in working with our customers’ existing systems and finding ways to optimize safeguards and improve coverage with today’s cutting-edge technology.

But as we enter a new year, it’s still important to take stock of where we are, where we were, and where we want to be when protecting our businesses from threats and preventable loss.

Here are just three commercial security resolutions to keep as we enter 2023.

  1. Implement cloud-based and mobile-first access control: If your commercial business has been lagging where the cloud is concerned, there’s no better time than the New Year to catch up.

Hybrid offices and workspaces have become the norm in the years since the pandemic, and the resulting traffic flow has made convenience and reliability paramount to successful business operations.

Mobile security solutions allow authorized personnel to enter facilities via an app on their smartphone, eliminating the potential for loss and misuse of key cards, fobs, and other handheld credentials. Not only that, but cloud-based interconnectivity also allows commercial managers to control anywhere from one to 100 doors remotely using any Internet-ready device while creating new authorizations and accessing data in real-time.

  1. Keep a close eye on AI: Nationwide, security specialists and their customers are seeing some phenomenal advancement in the artificial intelligence arena that was simply unheard of just years ago. The leaps and bounds that AI is making make it a force to watch out for, and potentially integrate with your existing safeguards in the months and years to come.

The accuracy and affordability of this cutting-edge technology continue to improve each day, and applications with security measures such as facial recognition, surveillance, and video analytics – and are increasingly being used in various settings to detect weapons in real time.

  1. Schedule a vulnerability site assessment today: One of the most important commercial security resolutions any business can keep is not only integral, but – in many cases – may also be free of charge depending on your vendor. Pinpointing where flaws exist in your building’s security is essential to close gaps and make strides to protect your personnel, your guests, your assets, and your bottom line. For businesses looking to take a comprehensive security approach, the Secom team can help you identify areas in need of improvement.

Secom specializes in comprehensive security solutions, including access control, visitor entry, alarm installation and monitoring, video surveillance, and so much more. Reach out to us in the New Year for help maximizing your business or commercial facility’s defenses and productivity.