3 Big Mistakes when Adding a Commercial Security System
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Enhancing your business’ security with technology is a smart decision, but it’s not always an easy one. There are a lot of factors to consider, such as what commercial security technologies you’ll include in the system, whether you’ll outsource the monitoring, and who will manage aspects like access control for employees. Even with a professional security company to design and install the system, it’s easy to make mistakes along the way. We’ve outlined the three most common mistakes below so that you can avoid the pitfalls when upgrading your Indiana business’ security.
Mistake #1: No Inter-Departmental Communication
Everybody is busy, and it may be easier for you to hand off the commercial security project to the IT or building maintenance team and call it done. But building security affects every department held inside it, so those department heads need to be consulted when designing the system. There may be members of your staff or third party services who need access to the building after hours – can the system accommodate that? Will the HR team be responsible for revoking or adding access to the building? If so, do they have any requests for the management software? In short, it’s best to get everyone’s buy-in on the features that are important business-wide.
Mistake #2: Forgetting about Code Compliance
Especially if you’re implementing an access control system, it’s essential that everything is planned out in compliance with local building codes. The last thing your business needs is to reach the final building inspection only to be told the system isn’t compliant with the local ordinances. Make sure you’re using a commercial security company that has a strong understanding of both system design and building regulations.
Mistake #3: Being too Nearsighted
You might think that a basic, simple security system is all your business needs, but what about a year from now? Five years? That basic system might not be robust enough as your company grows. You might add on more employees than the access control system can handle or perhaps take on a new business contract that requires stricter security measures. Or perhaps your plan is to eventually add in commercial automation to help streamline building operations. It’s much easier to design a system with future needs in mind than it is to try to make changes to an ill-fitting solution.
At Innovative Concepts, we aim to make every security system we install reliable, robust, and easy to manage. If you’d like to learn more about the options for adding a surveillance or security system to your business, call us today at (260) 724-2276 or fill out this brief questionnaire.