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Once upon a time, having an alarm system in place was a luxury reserved only for those who could afford it and who had valuables they needed to protect. These days, everyone considers their property to be valuable, and with so many affordable alarm systems available on the market there are not many properties that go without. Those who do not have a security company or alarm system in place could not only be putting their property at risk, but their business too. If your business relies on the equipment within the building such as computers and other hi-tech goods, it pays to have an alarm system and to be able to benefit from its advantages. While some security solutions are optional and depend on how at risk you believe your property to be, an alarm system should not be thought of as a necessity. Here’s why it is so important to have one in place…

Protection

When an alarm system is active, it works by laying sensors across the paths of windows, doors and any other areas you so choose, so that should someone cross them a loud alarm would go off, alerting surrounding neighbours and passers-by of an intrusion, and even notifying your alarmed response team, should you have one in place. It is designed to not only protect your property and the valuables inside it, but your wellbeing too. When an alarm is set off, it will act as a warning that your property has been invaded and that it is no longer safe, allowing your alarmed response team or the police to search for intruders.

Deterrent

In order to ensure that any potential thieves are aware that your property is well protected, alarm system companies will usually advertise the alarm system with a warning in plain view. When a potential thief sees this sign, they know that if they were to attempt to break in an alarm would go off and they would likely be caught. Studies have shown that properties with such signs displayed are far less likely to be broken into because the signs act as an effective deterrent to thieves. When an alarm system is monitored, thieves should be aware that if they were to set the alarm off, an alarmed response team may be on site in a matter of minutes, as well as the police.

Peace of mind

When you are away from your property, either on holiday or simply just at night, you can find yourself worrying about the safety of your business while you are not there. If you are not nearby, it could concern you that should something happen, you would not be able to get there in time. With an alarm system in place, both you and your alarmed response team can be notified in the event of a security breach. Your alarm system should give you peace of mind that your property is well protected.

Costs

Some might think that an alarm system is not worth spending the money on, especially if their property is located in an area that has a low crime rate. However, an alarm system is a worthwhile, cost-efficient investment, and may even help to reduce other costs such as insurance premiums. It is worth your money in that it would protect your property in the event of a break-in, no matter how unlikely, and it will help to increase the value of your property as it is an added selling point. Naturally, the cost of an alarm system or security company must be weighed up against the potential costs to your business in the event of a burglary or security breach.

At Acclaimed Security, our alarmed response service is often combined with our key holding service, so that in the event of an emergency we can be first on the scene to access your property without difficulty to ensure the safety of it. All members of our team are expertly trained professionals with a wealth of experience who use effective, innovate security procedures to ensure the safety of your property. For more information on the security services we can offer you, get in touch today.

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