Determining Your Security Needs

Everything you need to know to protect your business

Determining your security needs is a crucial step in choosing the right intruder alarm system for your business. Here are some factors to consider when assessing your security needs:

1. Size of Your Premises:

The size of your business premises will impact the type and size of the intruder alarm system you need. Larger premises will require more sensors and components to ensure complete coverage.

2. Number of Entry Points:

The number of entry points to your business, including doors and windows, will impact the type and number of sensors you need. You may also want to consider adding sensors to any vulnerable areas or potential points of entry.

3. Level of Traffic:

Consider the level of traffic and activity in and around your business premises. If there is high traffic or activity, you may need to consider a more sophisticated alarm system that can distinguish between normal activity and suspicious behaviour.


4. Type of Assets:

The type of assets you need to protect will also impact your security needs. For example, if you have high-value items or sensitive data that require extra protection, you may need a more advanced alarm system with additional features such as motion detectors or glass break detectors.

5. Level of Risk:
The level of risk associated with your business will also impact your security needs. If you operate in a high-risk area or industry, you may need a more robust intruder alarm system with additional security measures such as access control systems.

Intruder alarms provide an essential layer of security for businesses of all sizes, acting as a visible deterrent to potential intruders while also alerting the business and the authorities in the
event of an intrusion. Investing in a high-quality intruder alarm system is a wise decision for any business looking to protect its premises, assets, and staff from the threat of theft, vandalism, and other criminal activity.

James Kelly, CEO of BSIA