You’ve got a lot of tough choices as a business owner, but security doesn’t have to be one of them.
Commercial security systems might be one of the most misunderstood elements of running a business. Most people know that security is important, but they have a difficult time deciding whether a monitored system is necessary or if a self-installed one is just as good.
Anything that protects your business is a worthy investment. But Sonitrol verified audio and verified video systems are better than any other option that’s available on the market today. Here’s why:
Police Respond Faster
When there’s a break in, the last thing that you want to worry about is how fast the police will get there. Worse, whether they’ll get there at all. The average commercial security system has one really bad habit, and that’s false alarms. Fortunately, Sonitrol isn’t your average security company.
We offer something that’s different, and police departments across the country have come to rely on it. Because we verify our alarms, emergency responders know that when they hear from us it’s the real thing. We use a combination of techniques, including audio and video that tells the Central Monitoring Station whether there’s really a break in or not.
Sonitrol professional operators know a real alarm from random noise.
Protection Against False Alarms
Because nothing is perfect, there is the off chance that a Sonitrol system could malfunction and produce a false alarm. But if that ever happens, you’re still not at risk for false alarm fines. If a false alarm caused by our audio detection system results in you being fined by the city, Sonitrol will take the responsibility and pay the fine or represent you in court to get it reversed.
This is important because many cities are implementing fines as volume of false alarm calls goes up. They waste police officer and fire department time and resources, which costs money. With Sonitrol, you’re much less likely to ever have a false alarm, and you’re protected in case you do.
With professional installation and security monitoring, your insurance company may decide that you pose less of a risk.
Potential Insurance Discount
You’ll need to check your commercial insurance police for the particulars, but many offer a percentage discount for facilities that have a security system installed. This could add up to a lot of savings, which helps offset the cost of your system.
Mvelopes has an interesting article about security systems, and why they aren’t always necessary. However, they ironically make our point for us! The only types of systems that they say are worth the investment are the very systems that we offer.
Self-Monitored Systems Aren’t Reliable
Plenty of electronics stores and even security system retailers sell systems that you can monitor yourself. But IFSEC Global says that’s a short-sighted plan for a lot of reasons. Off-site monitoring is the way to go, and Sonitrol has the experience to get it right.
One of the biggest problems with self-monitored security is that you have to be in the right place at the right time for it to work. With commercial security, it’s hard to say where you’ll be at any given time. But our Central Monitoring Station is always on the job, 7 days a week, day or night. If any alert happens, our professionals will hear it, validate it, and send out the authorities if necessary.
Sonitrol Offers Loss Protection
It only takes a few minutes for a break-in to result in thousands of dollars of loss. But how many security systems offer to reimburse you for loss in case their system fails to work properly? Sonitrol does.
If your business ever experiences a break-in and the alarm sounds, but we fail to dispatch the authorities, we will reimburse you up to $10,000. You’d be hard pressed to find any other monitored system with the same offer, and with a self-monitored system you’re really on your own.
In addition to the other benefits of Sonitrol monitored security, we offer a satisfaction guarantee that really can’t be beat. If you’re not happy with your service after 6 months, we will uninstall all of the equipment and refund the fees without any hassle.
So is the investment of a commercial security system really worth it? If you choose Sonitrol, it is. Our technology is always cutting edge, and we have decades of experience behind everything that we do.
Give us a call at (502) 966-8999 to discuss our commercial security systems and what your business needs.