Keeping information, inventory, and employees safe at the work location is a critical part of running a business. This is often referred to as loss prevention or asset protection. Commercial security refers to the method by which a business or commercial property protects itself against theft, fire, damage, or destruction.
There are many ways commercial buildings can protect their property with security, including locks, iron bars, alarm systems, computer security software, and monitoring video. Installing less expensive locking systems and window and door bars can provide a simple yet often cost-effective measure to guard against unwanted intruders. There are various types of locks and bars for commercial property that can be installed to help keep things safe. Commercial security locks can be used with bars to provide large-scale protection or separately as one solution for all your safeguarding needs.
Although we do not work in the installation of physical deterrent systems, we can help with any system requiring electrical wiring including key, code, electronic, or other types of security based on the level of threat that you face.
Alarm systems for businesses vary depending on the size and type of buildings. Simple window and door alarms are often accompanied by more elaborate, remote-enabled alarm systems.
Commercial alarms are triggered by a device that sets off a high-pitched sound and is remotely connected to an outside phone line that calls the police or fire department when the incident occurs. In today’s world of high-tech crime, Internet information theft has led commercial establishments to take measures to protect their data stored on servers and computers with commercial security software. Computer security software, such as anti-virus and firewalls, can be used to protect information from being illegally obtained or used. Commercial security firms are often contracted to monitor servers round the clock. Commercial Electric DFW can help anytime electrical wiring is involved in the installation of the systems.
Businesses may install video monitoring in addition to other security measures such as locks, bars, alarms, and key cards. Cameras can be hooked up to an individual’s computer so the person monitoring can see what is going on live and alert authorities when suspicious activity takes place. Video systems are excellent for making a record of events in the hope that they could be used in court to prove crimes or hazards have occurred and to protect commercial property. For some commercial establishments, the use of online security personnel is preferred over having an on-site guard. The level of protection varies depending on the needs of the organization.
Security Access Control
Commercial electrician access control permits authorized personnel into commercial buildings. Some electronic access control systems may allow access using credentials such as:
- Tips Keys
- Access badges
- Fingerprints in various places
- Keys are locked
- Key fobs
- Request video verification
CCTV Security Solutions
A centralized system can connect to a database of authorized personnel and provide access information if the individual is an authorized user.
Surveillance cameras usually use a central system, such as a DVR or computer to collect and store images from individual cameras. Cameras can include features such as:
- Infrared, Night vision
- Facial recognition or license plates
- Motion-sensing lights
An issue that should be addressed when installing a CCTV system is the quality of recorded footage and camera resolution. If the video is to be used in a legal proceeding, it needs to have high quality and good clarity. One difficulty large organizations experience is monitoring camera feeds in a cost-effective way. Video analytics can help automate CCTV monitoring with video footage without the need for additional staff members to analyze the footage.
Video analytics is the process of analyzing video output for recognizable patterns of movement that might be associated with suspicious behavior. This can allow surveillance to focus on potentially important events. Indexing and time-stamping video files can make finding the right footage easier.
CCTV images can be transmitted to a remote monitoring facility or accessed through mobile devices, which allows the authorities to take action as necessary.
Commercial electricians are trained to install perimeter security that will keep unwanted people from access areas with things like walls, fences, infrared beams, and bollards. Access control systems may be installed at the points of entry.