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Managing a business office is already tough on its own, add micro-managing employees into it and it becomes extremely hard for business owners to do it. Now I am not saying that employees need to be micro managed all the time because there always good employees in the mix but one could never tell when a person’s greed, envy, or laziness will pop up. To potentially shield business owners from this, a business security system must be installed in their respective offices.

A business security system is a series or group of devices, either wired or wireless, working together to provide additional security. This group of devices are all controlled with a central control panel to maximize its uses and give the user an ease of access.

A typical business security system includes almost everything in a home security system but just heavily focuses on surveillance cameras and pin/card protected access points. Aside from that, a backup battery storage system (for power outages), access controlled entrance, and software security solutions (to protect all business files from date thieves) is also added.

INSTALLATION

Installation varies whether you choose to have a wired system or a wireless system installed. There is no definite advantage on either one as both have its pros and cons. Given that, it is entirely up to the business owner to determine which is best for his office.

  • Advantages and disadvantages of a wired system
    • Advantages:
    • Whether you want to secure a building or just a small office, as long as sufficient wiring is provided to route it back to the control panel, you could almost install a device anywhere within your premises.
    • Wired systems are less vulnerable to hacking and completely safe to radio interference.
    • Directly connected to a power source, which means that you won’t encounter any blank logs due to the depletion of battery.
    • Disadvantages:
    • Installation can come as a really tough and stressful job, and if you already have a running office you might have to stop a few days of work to renovate the place.
    • Unless you planned ahead or are you willing to renovate walls and ceilings, it is almost impossible to hide the wiring of the system.
    • Must connect a battery for electrical interruptions to be always protected.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of a wireless system
    • Advantages:
    • Due to the wireless capability, for buildings and rooms that are already built, it is much better to have this system installed.
    • Since wireless devices packs their own battery, they can be installed in places where wiring is almost impossible to achieve
    • Disadvantages:
    • Wireless systems rely on radio signals to transmit data, so they can only be installed within a certain radius away from the central control panel. This can come as a heavy consequence for buildings because you might need to install a control panel at almost every floor.
    • Radio signals are vulnerable to interference from other devices if the same frequency is used.
    • Wireless systems are prone to hacking, and with business that highly values data this might just deal a heavy blow to the company’s progress. If you are indeed planning to go wireless, it is highly recommended to hire professional IT specialist so DAILY maintain your systems.
    • Because it operates on battery alone, you must make it a habit to constantly monitor the battery levels of these devices to prevent power outage.

If you are a small business owner you could just DIY as the devices and system wouldn’t be that difficult to install but if you are a big business owner it is highly recommended to hire a top-tier installer/provider to do the job for you. A security system for buildings is not as easy as home security systems to DIY. As such, we recommend Serious Security to do the job because this company has already installed security systems for different companies and so far every client has been a satisfied customer. Be sure to drop by their website for further details.