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How to Protect Small Businesses from a Rise in Break Ins

Originally posted on 19 June 2024

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The rise of break-ins and car thefts in Toronto is alarming for property owners throughout the city and the surrounding areas. In the first half of the year, business owners have reported more break-ins and burglaries jeopardizing the health of their businesses, safety of their employees, and confidence of their customers. One of the best ways to address the increase in crime is with a comprehensive security system in Toronto. Equipped with a range of reliable security cameras, access control and alarm systems in Toronto, the team at Engineered Alarm Solutions Inc. will help you develop a robust, effective, and budget-friendly commercial security system that addresses your unique security vulnerabilities. Our team of specialists is here to help you protect your property, business, and peace of mind with advanced security systems that deliver the best features to not just identify criminal activity but also provide enhanced deterrence capabilities.

Increased break-ins pose significant threats to small businesses, from financial losses to the endangerment of staff and clients. The need for effective security measures has never been more critical. 

Here’s how upgrading your commercial security system in Toronto can help you and your business.

How Can an Advanced Security System Help You 

  • Protect People: The safety of the people who keep your business running – your employees, customers, and vendors is of the utmost importance. Investing in advanced security systems that effectively monitor or prevent unauthorized access at points of entry and exit, as well as other key areas of your business, helps to ensure that suspicious activity is detected and addressed promptly. Reliable commercial security cameras in Toronto, as well as a comprehensive access control and alarm systems, ensure that everyone feels safe, especially when paired with alarm panic buttons, alarm monitoring or live video monitoring. 
  • Protect Operations: When break-ins occur, they can disrupt business operations in many ways - product loss, time off for staff, or compromised hardware. Businesses often have to stop operations for a period of time , which negatively impacts the bottom line. A good security system that deters and detects criminal activity early can protect your daily operations and help prevent loss of revenue. 
  • Protect Products & Valuables: Inventory theft can result in substantial financial loss. Security systems equipped with motion detectors, surveillance cameras, and alarm systems help deter potential thieves and ensure that any theft attempts are quickly identified and stopped. To better protect products and important business infrastructure like server rooms, stockrooms, and offices, many small businesses in the Greater Toronto Area seek out robust access security systems with Engineered Alarm Solutions Inc.
  • Protect Your Cars & Vehicles: Company vehicles, especially those parked overnight, have increasingly become targets for theft. With catalytic converters and other valuable parts at risk, having surveillance cameras, motion sensors, and external loudspeakers around parking areas can significantly reduce the likelihood of vehicle-related crimes. At Engineered Alarm Solutions Inc., we also offer security beams that act as digital fences around their property that can trigger alarms and notifications when someone suspicious crosses the invisible line.

Features to Consider for Your Business Security System

There are many features you can use to enhance your security system in Toronto that go beyond the standard alarms and security cameras in Toronto that come with most out-of-the-box solutions. When you customize your security system with the guidance of experienced specialists at Engineered Alarm Solutions Inc., you can be more confident that your investment is paying off in both prevention and detection. Our teams offer systems that enable important redundancies and strategic functionality that offer the peace of mind you deserve. 

Second Floor Protection     

If your business operates on multiple floors, securing every level is crucial. Many security systems only cover entry points like doors. To maximize protection, installing glass break detectors, motion detectors, and entry point alarms at windows on the second floor is recommended. This ensures that all entry points are monitored, preventing intruders from accessing less visible areas.

Alarm Monitoring

A monitored alarm system ensures that any triggered alarms are promptly addressed. If an alarm is tripped, the monitoring station and any connected devices will be alerted. Our reliable monitoring station will assess the situation and contact emergency responders if required, ensuring a swift reaction to any security breaches. The monitoring station can also communicate to suspicious parties through the loudspeakers to ensure they know they can be seen and reported.

Access Control Systems

Access control systems manage who can enter and exit your premises, adding an extra layer of security. Commercial access control systems can be tailored to the needs of your business and integrated with other parts of your system like intercoms, security cameras, and more for comprehensive protection. Access control systems allow businesses to limit entry to sensitive areas and rooms to only authorized personnel. This allows you to protect products, cash, people, and other valuables. 

Loudspeakers & Security Cameras

Integrating loudspeakers with your security cameras can enhance deterrence. Using the loudspeakers, your monitoring station can issue warnings to intruders based on what they see via the security cameras. This alerts them that they are being watched and that authorities have been notified, often prompting them to flee or stop any criminal activity. 

Digital Beams

Digital beams or curtains act as invisible security barriers around your property. When someone crosses these beams, an alarm is triggered, and you receive a notification. This technology is especially useful for protecting large outdoor areas like parking lots and loading docks.
This system can identify when people get too close to your storefront, office, or property at unusual times. The technology uses AI to distinguish between normal activity and potential threats, providing alerts for suspicious behaviour. In addition to your monitoring station, you can be notified remotely of your smart device to review any motion or triggering of this sensor too. 

Protect Your Business with Leading Security Specialists in Toronto

Your business is important to you, the community it serves, and your employees. As harmful crimes like break-ins and burglaries increase in the Greater Toronto Area, you can minimize vulnerabilities with expert guidance and advice from the trusted experts at Engineered Alarm Solutions Inc., which has been serving residential and commercial property owners for decades. When you choose Engineered Alarm Solutions Inc., you can count on the highest level of customer service and care, as well as dependable security solutions. 


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