An alarm system is an essential component of a security system for any business. Traditionally, hardwired alarm systems were the most common. Advances in security came along with the continued evolution of technology and brought wireless alarm systems with it. Wireless alarm systems continue to gain popularity and have some advantages. If you are considering replacing or upgrading alarm systems for your business, here are a few reasons to consider a wireless alarm system for your business:
1. Wireless Systems Are Easier to Install
When it comes to wired vs wireless systems, one of the big benefits of a wireless system is that it is easier to install, especially when upgrading, expanding, etc. in existing infrastructure. The lack of physical cabling means you don’t need to worry about deconstructing or restructuring existing structures to make them work.
There are other considerations like range, placement of sensors, power supplies, the right mix of components, maintenance, and more to improve commercial building security. However, overall, a wireless alarm system offers a quicker and easier installation than a traditional hardwired alarm system.
2. They Are Cost-Effective
Managing costs is a necessary part of running a business. Good security more than pays for itself over time, which is something to consider for security budget planning, but you still have to weigh the pros and cons of different systems and solutions.
When thinking about alarm systems, wireless alarm systems tend to be more cost-effective than wired systems because they are easier to install and maintain. Since regular maintenance is one of the most important best practices for managing and maintaining security systems, the easier access and maintenance of a wireless system can also provide some cost savings over time.
3. You Can Expand and Scale Security as Needed
Another reason to consider a wireless alarm system for your business is that you can easily move sensors, add components to expand, and scale up security as your needs and priorities change. This flexibility to be customized to meet your needs is one of the many benefits of commercial security systems.
Depending on how things evolve, you may need to consider boosters or additional equipment, but it is still relatively easy to expand and scale a wireless system to meet your growing needs. Scalability is one of the qualities of good security systems and most modern wireless alarm systems are designed and built with this kind of scalability and flexibility in mind.
4. They Are Transferable
Another one of the reasons to consider a wireless alarm system for your business is that they are transferable. There are some steps to take in terms of securing equipment and networks, considering placement and signals, and more, but the easy installation, scalability, etc. also means your wireless alarm system can move to another location if needed.
A quality wireless alarm system will be able to grow with your business and will also be able to move to a new location with your business if you need to move facilities, add more buildings to create a campus, and more. Working across multiple buildings and locations is one of the benefits of enterprise access control systems that can also apply to wireless alarm systems.
5. Wireless Alarm Systems Are Easy to Use
On top of not having to worry about wires getting in the way, wireless alarm systems are also built to be easy to use and manage. Not only does this mean you can access and manage your security efficiently and, usually, remotely, but it also can help you better protect your business, reduce false alarms, and more.
6. They Have the Latest Security Technology
Wireless alarm systems are the latest in security technology. On top of that, they are often built and programmed to take advantage of the latest in security technology to continue to make them easier to use, smarter, and more secure.
Installing the right alarm systems, especially those that enable you to take advantage of the latest updates, is one of the ways to improve security at outdoor shopping centers. It can also benefit other types of facilities as well.
More and more, these systems can further integrate and work with other security systems for a comprehensive security solution with no or minimal gaps. This comprehensiveness to reduce vulnerabilities is one of the benefits of integrated security systems.
7. Wireless Works During Power Outages
Power outages happen and they can be detrimental to your business and building security. This is why it is important to make sure you have ways to sustain critical security systems during power outages. Because wireless alarm systems run on battery power and tend to have battery backups built in, they will continue to work during power outages or if the power supply to your facility is cut.
Provided you have been maintaining your systems, they will be prepped to keep working for you in an emergency. Ignoring maintenance is one of the common security mistakes businesses make and this is one of the many reasons why you want to make sure it’s one you avoid.
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Good alarm systems, locks, and more are all important for good access control and these are just a few reasons to consider a wireless alarm system for your business. When it comes to securing your business, choosing the right security systems integrator as a partner can make a big difference in making sure security is comprehensive and customized to your facility and operations.
If your security needs an upgrade, contact Northeast Protection Partner at 1-800-736-1456 to explore commercial security solutions and schedule a free site assessment.