It’s common for customers to be extra curious about commercial security systems. After all, these systems are supposed to provide them the protection and security they need, so it’s not surprising that they have questions and concerns.
At Therrell Alarm, part of our commitment is to provide our clients with top-notch service. One of the ways we do that is to make sure we address all the questions our current or future clients may have.
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In today’s post, we’ll talk about some of the common questions about commercial security systems. If you have any specific questions on how we can provide tailor-made commercial security systems solutions for your company, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Commercial Security Systems: FAQ’s
What should I look for when working with a commercial security systems company?
There are several important considerations to remember when purchasing commercial security systems and working with a security system and monitoring service provider. First, you want an easy-to-use system – especially when you need to arm or disarm it.
It’s also essential to review the terms included in the contract with the security company before you sign anything. Terms will usually last about a year, and some may offer three or five years. Know what kind you’re getting into.
Another critical factor is to research about the security provider you’re thinking about working with. Do they have a good reputation? Can they provide you with references? Do they have positive reviews? How long have they been in business? Are they licensed with your state?
Before hiring an alarm company, make sure that they are licensed and certified to operate within your state.
Aside from the company itself, confirm that all representatives, installers, and others who will have access to your business premises are licensed, bonded, and insured.
Those security companies who have been in business for years are proven to be more reputable and can offer customer references.
How much are commercial alarm systems and monitoring services?
If you’re offered a commercial security system for a flat price, chances are you’re getting a mediocre product that’s not suited to meet your specific security needs and preferences.
A professional and reputable security company will conduct a thorough assessment of your security needs, inspect your facility to see how much coverage is required, the type of equipment needed, the number of equipment and devices, needed, and other vital factors.
As for alarm monitoring, the costs will also depend on the system you’re getting. Please feel free to reach out to us so we can conduct a security evaluation and provide you with pricing for systems we can recommend.
You’d really want a customized security system and alarm monitoring to ensure that you’re getting the best solution for your specific needs.
Are there additional costs?
A reputable company will make any potential fees and costs known upfront. They will be more than willing to provide you with a complete quote ahead of the service. They are not just going to spring some additional costs on you to prompt you to pay more. Make sure you know the installation costs, recurring monitoring costs, false alarm costs, etc.
Should I upgrade my existing security system or install a brand new one?
We often see this situation when a new tenant is occupying a retail or commercial space with existing security equipment.
Our recommendation will rely on the age of the current system. The existing security system may not meet your security requirements.
As we inspect commercial and residential spaces with existing security systems, we want to make sure every device and equipment are wired and working correctly.
Our security specialist will also discuss important factors with you to help you arrive at a concrete decision.
What type of security technology do you use?
Technological innovations in the security field offer an additional layer of protection to commercial security systems. Thus, it’s vital to understand how a security provider utilizes technology to keep your company protected. Also, make sure you know the measures they take to keep any confidential business data and information secured and protected.
Finding a good commercial security company that can meet your needs does not have to be a complicated process. If you dedicate enough time to research a company and ask the right questions, you can find an honest and reputable company.