It has never been more important to invest in reliable security for your business. Gaining access to your property can provide criminals with the ability to not only steal physical items from your premises but also to potentially access data through your IT infrastructure.
There are so many different security solutions available on the market that it can be hard to know which would be best for your business. We have put together a list of the four most popular security solutions and everything you need to know about them to help you decide on your new security solution.
- Access control system
This is a system that you will frequently find in places such as offices, police stations, airports, hotels, sports clubs, government buildings and colleges. For smaller businesses with a one door entrance, it may not be beneficial but if you work in large premises with multiple ways to gain entry, it is important for you to utilise this more advanced security system.
Access control systems can be tailored to your specific needs and can include anything from key cards and pin-entry systems to authorisation management and time and attendance control. This type of system is favoured by many larger businesses and it is incredibly successful.
Any form of a surveillance system can be a strong deterrent against criminal activity on your site. The most commonly used form of surveillance and also probably the most frequently used security system is some form of CCTV. While people may think cameras can only provide you with evidence of criminal activity, your CCTV can actually deter intruders too.
CCTV systems for businesses can be as simple or as complex as you require. You can choose exactly how many cameras you require, where you would like them and at what times they record. This is a system that you can completely tailor to your unique business needs.
- Automatic barriers and bollards
The car park for your business property is a surprisingly vulnerable area that is often overlooked when it comes to security. Car parks can be used as an area to conduct surveillance of your property and without a security solution in place, getaway vehicles can also be parked right next to your building to allow criminals to escape in the event of a physical breach.
By installing an automatic barrier or automatic security bollards you can restrict who uses your car park and when. A simple, yet incredibly effective, security solution like this provides you with complete control over the vehicles that can get close to your business property. It is also a great way of tracking who is using your carpark at what times.
- Speed gates and turnstiles
Entrance security is an extremely important aspect of any security system and good entrance control can be the first step to protect a property and its occupants. Both speed gates and turnstiles are security solutions that are specifically designed for access control and smooth people flowing entrance solutions. As everyone has to enter single-file, members of staff or security cameras have a clear view of each person intending to pass through.
Of course, both of these security systems can also be used to only allow access for authorised visitors or employees when required. People will be required to present swipe card, barcode, coins, tokens or tickets in order to enter the building.
How to decide on the best security solution
If you are still unsure as to which security solution is the best for your business property then you can seek assistance from an experienced company like EA Group. We specialise in a range of security solutions and can assist you with all of the above. Our incredibly skilled team will also be able to provide you with their professional opinion regarding which solution is best for your building.
There is always the option to combine some of the different solutions we have mentioned. For example, you can have an advanced access control system whereby your bespoke turnstiles are operated by ID cards and you could even add automatic car park barriers for employees who have their car registration on file. You can completely customise your own security system with the help of an expert team who will be able to tell you exactly what is possible.
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