Let’s face it: A trigger bell or even a full alert system is not enough security for businesses in NYC. Criminals can quickly figure out alarms that are mere deterrents versus those that have a reliable response team—making your business vulnerable to regular break-ins. On the other hand, we at Alarms R Us believe that a good business security alarm system depends on the support behind the programs and parts providing the service.
Additionally, a quality alarm system provides assistance with a range of threats, not just break-ins. Fire, natural disaster, accidents, and even gas leaks can all create damage to a business and its facilities if alarm systems do not work fast enough. An alarm system that is capable of responding to multiple threats provides far greater protection than a one-perspective approach.
So, at a minimum, a good alarm system should include:
- Fire and smoke detection
- Carbon monoxide buildup detection
- Cameras and motion detectors
- Perimeter break-in sensors for intrusion
Along with threat sensing, good business security alarm systems take the proactive step to call for a response as well as to notify the owner when something is going wrong. Some services say they provide this support, but in reality they have outsourced the issue to phone-answering services. A good system has a dedicated monitoring service that can interpret the sensor data correctly, call the right response team, and ensure that both the owner and appropriate authorities have been in contact with a live person versus just a phone message.
Finally, try to find business security alarm systems that also come with professional installation and monitoring services. A business owner does not want to be in the position of trying to figure out how to route and wire up equipment. Do you really want to be the one connecting closed-circuit cameras to control units to computer motherboards? We didn’t think so.
NYC businesses can find all these features and more by contacting Alarms R Us at (718) 996-6900. Alarms R Us is a Brooklyn-based company that provides trained technicians who work with the latest alarm technology and equipment. We set up businesses with complete, integrated alarm systems that are tailored to the business’s needs. Don’t struggle with a home-built system or a second-rate option. Instead choose a quality security alarm system and service provider: Alarms R Us.
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