The sound of glass breaking in the night is not what you want to hear, especially if it’s coming from your business location.

It’s an unfortunate fact that thieves will break in and steal. We can all hope for the best in people, but there will always be a few unsavory characters out there.

A commercial security system is a great way to protect your business from these unsavory characters.

Deter Would-Be Thieves

According to former burglars, there are a few things that will deter them from breaking into a home or business. The top two deterrents are CCTV cameras and barking dogs.

Thieves are looking for an easy strike. If they see security cameras, that tells them that you have a system. Not only will there be video evidence of their activities but also the police may be on their way much faster.

It isn’t worth it to them.

The security cameras don’t even have to be on. The thief can’t be sure one way or the other. It’s better for them to go looking for an easier target.

Of course, it’s better to have your system functional and your cameras on. Some thieves may break in anyways. With a functioning system, you’ll have a better chance of stopping them.

Ensure a Quick Response from Authorities

In some cases, the system itself isn’t enough to stop the thieves. But it will put out a call for help to those who can stop them.

Without an alarm, employees can’t call for help discreetly and will have to wait until the aggressor(s) leave. Plus, if the thieves break in when no one is around, the theft won’t be discovered until hours, or even days, later.

A security system will alert authorities as soon as it is triggered. The authorities can be on their way in minutes and may even catch the thieves in the act.

Even if the thieves are aware of the alarm and leave before the police arrive, you’re better off. They won’t be able to take as much as they could if they had more time. It may even prevent the break-in altogether.

Save on Insurance

A commercial security system offers more than just theft deterrence. They can also protect your business against fraudulent claims.

For example, someone may stage an injury on your property in order to sue your company for damages. Security cameras can take video evidence of their shenanigans and save you a court battle.

Because of these and other benefits of security systems, insurance companies will often offer a break on premiums. In this way, the cost of the security system is instantly mitigated. Plus, if it deters a thief or stymies a con man it will pay for itself several times over.

Install a Good Commercial Security System Today!

Every day that your business doesn’t have a security system is a day that it’s vulnerable to a break-in. Invest in a good security system to keep your business assets safe.

If you have questions or are looking for more information, feel free to reach out to us here at South Bay Communications and Security. We can help ensure that your business stays safe from unsavory characters.