Undoubtedly, the majority of residents in Charlotte, NC have needed a locksmith at one point in their lives for reasons ranging from lost keys to burglaries. In fact, about 200 burglaries happen each hour in the U.S. alone, and 4,800 each day, according to a 2016 University of North Carolina study.
Therefore, people today are more security conscious. In turn, this drastically increases the demand for locksmith services, including the installation of a burglar alarm system.
No business is too small
Some business owners think their establishment is safer from burglary than larger operations just because they are a small-scale enterprise. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Small businesses own valuable assets, just like larger businesses do. These valuables can be traded on the black market. Computers, printers, goods for sale, and small electronics are just a few that can be sold quickly by a thief.
According to the FBI database, approximately 60.5% of all burglaries involved forcible entry, while 33.2% involved unlawful entry. This means that for burglars and thieves, installing a deadbolt on your door is not enough to deter criminal malice. Most burglars break windows or find unlocked entry ways, essentially vulnerable areas left neglected by employees, to carry out their crime.
Types of Commercial Security Systems
There are three types of security systems typically installed in commercial buildings. Depending on your security requirements and available budget, each system can effectively be used to deter burglars from stealing your business’ valuable possessions and equipment.
If you wish to be informed of what is happening both inside and within a specific parameter outside your office, then installing a video surveillance system is a smart option. It enables you to see whatever is happening around your business 24 hours a day, with the option to record everything for possible replay in case an incident indeed occurs. The perpetrators can then possibly be identified.
This security system is reasonably priced and very popular. Just ask us and we will gladly give you a quote for the cost of initial installation, as well as the monthly fees for the camera(s) and operating software required for the system.
Intrusion Detection Alarm
You have probably seen this in the movies: An intrusion detection alarm protects your business from both forcible and unlawful entries. The system usually includes myriad, complex, motion sensors and detectors that inform you and the proper authorities immediately whenever unauthorized access to your property is detected.
Electronic Access System
Electronic access is usually implemented to block any unauthorized access to certain areas or departments, regardless of whether the person is an actual intruder or a hired employee of the company. It can also act as a tracer for insider crime, especially when an employee or surrogate is suspected of conducting a criminal act inside. But this security system is mainly used to protect sensitive information that would prove detrimental to the company if released to the public or competing businesses.
The growing crime rate in the city of Charlotte compels businesses, large and small, to invest in security alarm systems to protect themselves from burglary and similar criminal acts.
If you need a professional to help with any locksmith services in the Charlotte area, including security and burglar alarm systems, contact our team at Eastway Lock & Key in Charlotte NC. We will be happy to assist. Give us a call at 704-347-1088, or complete our Contact Form and we’ll get back to you right away. Don’t forget to find us on Facebook and Twitter!