Commercial and industrial businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. Yet, with an ever-increasing threat landscape, ensuring the safety and security of these establishments is paramount. In today’s world, it’s not just about locking doors and hiring security personnel; advanced security systems have become a necessity. But just how many types of security systems are out there? Let’s count them down:

  1. Access Control: The first line of defense for many businesses is access control. By dictating who can enter a facility and when access control systems ensure that only authorized individuals can access sensitive areas. Proper access control goes beyond traditional keys and locks; modern systems use biometrics, card readers, and even mobile devices to grant or deny access.

When installed by a skilled security vendor, quality access control systems:

  • Prevent unauthorized entry.
  • Track and record access history.
  • Reduce risks of internal theft or sabotage.
  1. Intrusion Detection and Alarms: Should an unauthorized individual attempt to enter a facility, intrusion detection systems sound the alarm. These systems frequently include door contacts, glass break detectors, motion sensors, and more. Carefully implemented, these measures:
  • Ensure early detection of break-ins.
  • Act as a deterrent to potential criminals.
  • Facilitate swift response to security breaches.
  1. Video Surveillance: From simple cameras to advanced AI-driven tools, businesses can monitor their premises in real time using advanced video surveillance systems. This not only deters would-be intruders but also provides valuable evidence in the event of an incident.

With surveillance solutions and real-time monitoring courtesy of Secom, you can boost your commercial or industrial business’s defense tenfold.

  • Record and store footage for investigations.
  • Increase overall situational awareness.
  1. Systems Monitoring: Active monitoring services ensure that, in the event of a security breach, relevant parties and authorities are promptly notified. This provides peace of mind knowing that even when you’re not watching, someone equally qualified is.

The best systems monitoring packages deliver:

  • 24/7 availability.
  • Quick response in emergencies.
  • Reduced downtime after a security event.
  1. Cybersecurity: As businesses become increasingly digital, protecting against hackers, cyber attackers, and other digital threats has never been more critical. From firewalls to anti-virus software, cybersecurity measures protect a company’s digital assets.

Secom, for instance, is a premier reseller of Blackpoint cyber solutions, which protect sensitive data, while allowing businesses to reduce their IT and security staff workload. Blackpoint also monitors, tracks, and responds to malware, ransomware, and any and all threats facing your networks, ensuring business continuity and peace of mind.

The Multi-tiered Approach to Security:

There are many different types of security systems. Layering these safeguards, however, is where the true strength of any good security plan lies. Just as layers of armor protect a warrior, multiple layers of security ensure that even if one system is compromised, others remain to protect the business. It’s this multi-tiered approach that guarantees maximum security.

That being said, the efficacy of these systems and a subsequent layered approach is only as good as the vendor behind them. Trustworthy and quality security professionals, like the team at Secom, ensure that these systems are installed correctly, function flawlessly, and are regularly updated to combat evolving threats. Reach out to us today to learn more about scheduling a free vulnerability assessment.