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The Edge That Small Business Security Systems Give Business Owners

Business Security

Being a business owner is an honor, whether it’s a local shop or a global enterprise. For small businesses, the road to get there may be twisty and bumpy, and once you do, the work can be overwhelming. Truth be told, there’s nothing small about your workload when you run a small business. So what if something could be taken off your plate, like security? Better yet, what if you could find a smart small business security system that could not only help you protect your pride and joy — your business — but also help you run it?

Small business owner checking in on his Guardian Protection security cameras' live feeds

You probably already know that business security helps protect against intrusion and burglary, but there are so many more benefits that may not be as obvious, and they’re worth their weight in gold.

Simply put, smart security helps you run your small business like a boss. Here’s how.

The Advantages of Small Business Security

There are many ways that small business security systems can make running your business a little bit smoother. From video cameras to security alarms, finding the right combination of equipment can make all the difference.

It Helps Protect Your Investment

All that hard work we just talked about is worth it at the end of the day. With the threat of break-ins, vandalism, and loss loom large, the impact of unforeseen setbacks can be sizeable. For example, shrinkage — or loss of inventory related to theft, shoplifting, error, or fraud — cost retail businesses $112.1 billion in 2023.

The name of the game is being proactive, not reactive. When a business owner chooses not to take steps to protect their investment, it’s like shoving their valuables into an unlocked safe and walking away, fingers crossed.

We propose a different strategy: Invest in your investment with a professionally installed, professionally monitored smart business security system.

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Look for a security company like Guardian Protection that can connect your business with 24-hour state-of-the-art monitoring centers that run like well-oiled machines. At Guardian, our highly-accredited monitoring centers are fully owned and operated by our own people, right here in the U.S. Our protection specialists are rigorously trained and can respond to your site’s alarm in seconds.

Expertly installed sensors can signal to both you and your security company’s monitoring center if there is an unauthorized entry or break-in. The monitoring center will notify the authorities if necessary, so even if you’re on vacation, your site can get the help it needs. You can even send a silent panic signal directly from your phone if there is a robbery or another emergency.

It Helps You Keep Tabs on the Go

What’s going on at my business? What’s happening when I can’t be there?

Stop wondering and just know. Guardian’s small business solutions give you real-time mobile alerts that keep you in touch whether you are on-location or away. Set up customized notifications and get text alerts for specific activities, such as:

  • When the system is armed or disarmed
  • Who on your staff is arming or disarming
  • Any after-hours entry
  • Propped-open doors
  • Open and close times
  • Power failures

… And more! What questions keep you up at night? Chances are, there’s an alert for that.

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It Helps You Protect Your Employees

Protecting your team is a big responsibility, and employees who feel safe at work are happier, more engaged, and more productive. A smart security system takes some of that weight off your shoulders while providing an additional layer of security for your employees. It implies protection, that ownership cares, and provides the peace of mind that’s essential for a happy workforce.

Fixed and remote panic buttons are a great security option and an easy way to call for help, particularly for employees who spend time on-site alone. Fixed buttons can be placed at the cash register or front desk, and remote panic buttons can be carried with the employee if they are going to be at a remote workstation or in a secluded area of the business, such as a walk-in fridge, the back office, or an inventory space.

It Helps You Manage Your Employees

Even if you’re running the A-Team, overseeing staff will always be part of the gig for small business owners. And the cost of employee-related shrink is no joke. Research reveals that employee abuse does the most damage in companies with less than 100 employees.

Smart security systems can help you control employees’ access and keep tabs on activity when you’re not around. Is someone on the team opening late and closing early? You’ll know right away with real-time mobile alerts. Need to make some personnel changes in a hurry? No problem. You can assign unique security access codes to employees, and codes can be added, deleted, and adjusted instantly, from anywhere.

No one wants to feel like Big Brother, and a security system provides a pretty elegant solution. You can check in discreetly, even if you’re sitting on the couch at home.

It Is Tailored to Your Business Needs

Nothing about running a business is one-size-fits-all; that’s why we encourage business owners to customize their security equipment to fit their specific needs. While Guardian does offer a Small Business Security package, additional devices can be added to fit the unique needs of your business. Go with a security company that offers professional installation and designs solutions based on the needs of your location.

For example, many businesses can benefit from adding smart security cameras to their security systems. Our smart cameras help provide the people at Churn with additional oversight and a sense of safety. See the video below to find out exactly how!

Every business will need its own specific array of devices to help protect it, and Guardian’s technicians help businesses of all sizes. We’ll do a thorough evaluation of your site and talk through your day-to-day operations. The result? You get the equipment you need, placed where you need it.

Spot and Halt Potential Problems in Their Tracks 

Hindsight is 2020, but who has time for that? 

Again, we want to be proactive, not reactive. Smarter video and real-time alerts give you instant awareness, allowing you to zero in on an issue quickly and take action. Working as a fully integrated solution, your system can capture an incident on camera, send you a mobile alert with a timestamp notifying you an incident occurred, and then allow you to jump to footage of that incident for further inspection — rather than digging endlessly through hours of footage.

Whether it’s a vandal kid who wants to be Banksy, a stray cat who is obsessed with your trash cans, or something more nefarious, smart security helps you spot potential problems before they become bigger, more expensive problems.

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It’s hard to articulate the relationship between a boss and their business. While it can be exhilarating and sometimes exhausting, it is incredibly rewarding. It may be frustrating at times, but at the end of the day, it’s worth it. It’s beautiful because it’s yours – and we can help protect it. Call us at 1.800.PROTECT (1.800.776.8382) for a complimentary small business security quote today.

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