Top 5 Security Systems for Retailers

Good security protects the investments of your clients and customers, and in turn by delivering your goods on time and intact, you protect your company’s image and reputation. Further, you should also use your security systems during the day, and this will protect your staff as well as your customers again who might be in your store or warehouses, which is a moral prerogative and an important legal conce.

Below are some of the devices and methods you can employ to create the best security for your retail shop.

1. CCTV system

Perhaps the most effective form of security is to have a CCTV system in place and you’ll notice this is very true with regards to Corporate Security London. You’ll struggle to find an office block in London or any other town or city where CCTV operation is not taking place. This will be made up of one security camera or several angled to give you a good view of your premises. This way when someone enters you will be able to observe them on your cameras, or you can set it up to work with your alarms so that your alarm sounds whenever the security camera picks up the movement that looks like a trespasser. This can work with video analysis which will mean your cameras can identify what is most likely to be a problem and not sound the alarm for any movement. At the same time, a security camera can use a wireless connection to allow you to view the footage remotely, or VoIP to let the camera call you to inform you of a problem.

2. Alarms

Alarms are very important to both scare trespassers and alert others to the situation. This can be wired up to work with a security camera, or to be triggered by the door opening. Normally the visitor will then have a set time frame in which to enter a PIN code before a louder alarm sounds or others are informed of the breach.

3. Locks

Of course, your first line of defense against trespassers is  with a good lock. These are what will keep most people out before they can set off an alarm or are caught trespassing on a security camera. The best locks for commercial or industrial properties are arguably digital locks. The reason for this is that a digital lock can quickly add or remove people from its systems and that it can’t be ‘picked’ as a mechanical lock can with pins. Normally to enter people will use either a swipe card, or a PIN code, but in some more expensive systems, they might be able to use biometric data such as a finger print.

4. Security Guards

Sometimes it takes some thought to prevent trespassing and to outsmart the sometimes cunning trespassers who would otherwise attempt to break into your property. As such then you might choose to use guards, who can also be a great deterrent.

5. Access Control
Many security problems are defeated by maintaining good access control systems. With regards to personal security tips, the access control means minimising access to anyone or anything that may harm you or your loved ones