Is DIY Security Smart For Businesses? –
You need to run and safeguard your (small) business. You’ve looked into DIY security systems online, but they’re not as simple to set up as they appear. Putting in the work to become a “expert” over night could be costly now and much more costly later (think money and time). Here’s why we advocate entrusting the installation and maintenance of your company security system to the specialists.
Professional Installation & Expertise
Years of experience cannot be replaced by one night or one hour of studying a user’s manual. One explanation for the fall of DIY security systems could be that they aren’t as effective as those installed by professionals. Before attempting to solve this problem on your own, consider the following:
- To cover all susceptible regions, how many cameras are required?
- Is there any region that requires greater attention than others?
- Are you able to conceal the wire or keep it out of reach so that criminals cannot access it?
- Is it required to have motion or glass break sensors?
- Who will test your system thoroughly?
- Is your components guarantee voided if you install them yourself?
- What happens if there is a true emergency and you are unable to respond (or if you are present but unable to respond)?
Even if your DIY installation went smoothly, what happens if something goes wrong later? What happens if your motion sensor no longer detects movement? What happens if many of the DIY video surveillance cameras on the market only have one frequency and stop recording? Intruders who know how to utilize a wireless device to prevent alarm signals from reaching the receiver will be able to take advantage of your DIY alarm system. For more information, contact us.
Do you have time to learn about security systems while running a small business? A short phone call may suffice when it’s time to service your unit, but there are instances when an on-site visit is required. Not to add, your business isn’t going to stop while you’re learning how to do it yourself.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
It’s the equivalent of having a computer without a hard drive if your security system is unmonitored. It appears to be high-tech and beneficial, but it fails to do you justice. To be adequately safeguarded, business owners must know that emergency situations are being dispatched to the appropriate authorities instantly and automatically, and the only way to do so is to hire a professional security company with a 24/7 monitoring center.
What if you’re sound asleep at home and your smartphone alerts you to suspicious activities at the store? The next morning, you receive the warning, but a burglary has occurred at your small business, and no one has been contacted for hours, making local law enforcement less likely to apprehend the offender. What if you’re out of town or otherwise unable to communicate? There are far too many chances for calamity to strike at the most inconvenient time, which is usually when it does.
Quality & Reliability
It’s no secret that DIY security systems are popular because of their inexpensive initial expenses, but there are a few things to consider. Users have complained that broken or unreliable parts have caused them to replace their systems or system components within a year of purchase.
When it comes to parts, buying them separately vs. in bulk is usually more expensive (which negates the savings from professional installation fees). However, none of these expenditures compare to the cost of having pixelated or non-pixelated footage (or no evidence) when claims are brought against your company. You’re now facing insurance claims as well as the possibility of legal bills. Using the most up-to-date high-definition video surveillance systems in conjunction with round-the-clock monitoring can make all the difference!
DIY security solutions may sound enticing and appear to be a better option than doing nothing at all, but they frequently cause more difficulties than they solve. We recognize the value of your time and money, and we endeavor to ensure that you can continue to run your business while we maintain your security system. It might not be as expensive as you think. Contact us here to try us on for size, or for a free, no-obligation security evaluation!