How Remote Automation Keeps Businesses Secure
Business owners never really take time off. There is always something to worry about and one of the biggest concerns is the security of an empty office or shop. A few days away could leave everything vulnerable. The most effective way to reduce the risk is through remote automation. Here are examples of how this system makes it possible to enjoy a vacation again.
Surveillance Cameras Let You See for Yourself
Real-time surveillance cameras are for any property owner that is tired of relying on others to assure them that all is well at their business. With a simple tap on a smartphone, it is possible to see your business through the security cameras. View from home, while on vacation or before entering the building to avoid any surprises.
The smart cameras used in these systems provide clear video footage for easier identification of trespassers or others if a problem takes place. The quality of the video gives conclusive evidence so the case is easier to prove in court. The footage is backed up and saved remotely to prevent anyone from editing or erasing incriminating information.
Reduce Company Waste
Every company owner seeks out ways to trim wastefulness. Small mistakes like a faucet left running over the weekend or lights left on are not necessarily huge expenses. However, they do add up over time and create nothing of value for the company. Remote automation makes it possible to have control over all utility services at all times.
In some instances, this type of control could save money by preventing damage. For example, shutting off the water remotely after noticing a broken pipe eliminates or reduces the amount of water damage. And turning off the electricity to avoid the risk of a power surge when a massive storm is on the way helps to protect electronic equipment.
Remote systems also make it easy to monitor the interior climate of any building and adjust it remotely before returning to work. Employees are able to arrive at a comfortable workplace every day, but you don’t have to worry about the waste of leaving the system in full operation when the business is empty for hours or days at a time.
Receive Assistance Faster
A thief picking a door lock, an overflowing sink and smoke rising from an outlet are all examples of what people can see and stop before the situation is out of control. The early arrival of emergency services reduces the amount of property damage and is one of the reasons many insurance carriers give discounts to clients with these systems.
It is even possible to include security features that sense dramatic temperature changes or detect small amounts of smoke in the air. These systems are programmed to notify the business owner, send a signal to the security company or contact first responders to guarantee help arrives quickly.
Control Building Access
Arming or disarming an alarm system or door remotely allows you the peace of mind that comes from knowing these tasks were completed. These same features help to prevent unintentional employee lockouts that could result in a false alarm to the police station. It is also easy to turn on lights to prevent the building from appearing unoccupied.
Remote control over front doors, or to any door within the property, is also a convenient internal security feature. It prevents employees from gaining access to secure areas without proper clearance and prevents former employees from having keys that would allow them back into the building without authorization.
Remote automation works for homes and businesses and helps to alleviate the worries that made business trips, vacations and long weekends seem like a security risk. These security systems are a purchase that has the potential to save time, worry and money. At Alarm Protection Services we specialize in protecting people and property. Call us for more information.