It’s easy to get complacent about physical security, especially if your home or business has never been the target of a break-in. However, acting like your old system is going to last forever is really just asking for trouble. The longer you leave it, the more chance it won’t be up to the task when one day the premises is targeted by criminals. A far smarter policy is to regularly upgrade your security system after a set number of years, and below are four compelling reasons why.
Stay Ahead of Potential Threats
Criminals are continually improving their equipment/techniques, so savvy property owners need to do the same with their security systems. The longer you rely on the same system, the more chance of it becoming “known”. Unfortunately, casual discussion of your security by employees, contractors, visitors, etc. can end up reaching the wrong ears. If a criminal thinks they know exactly what to expect and how to overcome it, that makes your workplace or home a particularly tempting target.
Enjoy the Benefits of New Technology
Old security systems that have been in constant use for years will inevitably wear out and either begin malfunctioning (possibly at a crucial time) or stop working altogether. They are also more easily bypassed than new ones. A security system upgrade goes well beyond a mere replacement, though – it will give you access to the very latest features in terms of alarms, surveillance and other access monitoring. Plus, this information will be much more easily recorded and communicated to relevant parties.
Avoid Compliance Issues, etc.
Depending on your type of business, some companies and government departments will require your security to be of a certain standard before they will deal with you. Insurance firms obviously care about your level of security, too. It could also be a factor in achieving quality certification such as ISO. The simplest way of avoiding any issues with compliance or future claims is by making sure your security system is always up to scratch. Don’t wait until there’s a problem with your building security – be proactive!
Increase Your Peace of Mind
Even displaying the signage for a state-of-the-art security system on your workplace or home can be an effective deterrent. But more importantly, you will know that if there is an incident, your upgraded security will be able to cope – sounding the alert and recording all relevant footage/info. You’ll be able to sleep soundly knowing you have provided the best possible security for your family and/or employees, along with safeguarding everyone’s valuable assets from theft or damage.
Your One-Stop Shop for Security System Upgrades…
…is Peninsula Locksmith & Security! Serving residential and commercial customers across Redcliffe and the greater Moreton Bay region, we combine cutting-edge technology with first-class customer service. We also offer free quotes (no obligation), security assessments and 24-hour emergency callouts. You can phone us on (07) 4519 3130 or submit an enquiry via the form on this website.