A Guide To Small Business Security System Placement

To properly use your small business security system to its utmost, it’s vital you place it properly in the best configuration to get maximum results. A poorly placed system, with components out of sync or in less effective positions, will mean you’re not getting the most out of your system and your business is more vulnerable than otherwise.

But how to best place your system, you might ask? There’s hardly one simple answer to that question, no one size fits all solution for every single business, but there are certain guidelines that can at least help one determine some of the better strategies to use in placing your system.

Here’s a brief guide to optimum small business security system placement:

First, once you’ve chosen and acquired your system, it’s important to decide where the central control panel will go. This should be somewhere near the main entrance used by either the business owner or the first employee to open the business for the day. In a shop with only one primary entrance, this may well be the front door, but most businesses have a back door for deliveries and employee access, which will likely be the best place for controlling the system and for quickly turning the alarm on and off and entering and exiting the premises at day’s start and end.

Next, you’ll need to place your security cameras. You’ll want to decide how many you want at first – one, just to cover the main entrance? Two, to cover front and back? More, to cover angles where shoplifters might target or to ensure the registers are visually captured?

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The amount of cameras in turn determines the best placement of such cameras. The less you have, the more important it is you carefully place what you do have to cover either the most important angles or as wide a field as possible, depending on your needs.

Security lights can be an important part of your system, as well. You’ll again want to cover entrances, particularly a back entrance that might be entered or exited in early or late periods when daylight is not available and visibility is poor. Coupled with cameras, such lights make it easier to capture the image of any would-be burglars trying to gain access to your business surreptitiously.

Finally, you may want to install motion detectors to further try and catch any possible smash and grab burglars. Again, these are best placed near any entrances to catch the entrance of such invaders. If available, glass-break sensors are advised, too, to cover any windows that could be used as access points.

This basic guide won’t guarantee no one can enter your business without permission, but it’s an excellent start to better protect your building through the prime placement of your small business security system.

To cover all such needs, BlueAccess can provide all the necessary components for your small business security system through one of their DIY security kits. With their assistance, you can better protect your business in every way you need

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