Just because you’re a small business doesn’t mean that you have no need for security. After all, you have assets to protect just as much as any larger company would and what’s more, any criminal intent on theft or cyber crime is more likely to target a smaller business. Why? Because they know that you might not have the security budgets that larger companies have. This makes it an all round easier target.
Although it sounds as if the odds are stacked against small businesses, installing a good quality, security system can help to level the playing field somewhat. With this in mind let’s take a look at some of the major benefits in having a good quality security system fitted to your business premises.
It can save you money
It might seem a little strange to think that by spending your hard-earned profits on a good alarm and surveillance system you can actually save money, but it’s true! When it comes to paying insurance many companies will lower the premium if you have some type of security system in place. Often when it comes to insurance, some companies will even insist on you being fitted with security and surveillance equipment before they’ll even insure you.
Prevents employee theft
Did you know that businesses lose more money from employee theft or fraud than any other type of criminal activity? In fact, in Australia alone, that equates to around $2.7 billion a year. A properly installed surveillance system can act as a deterrent to anyone looking to steal or commit fraudulent activity against you. While employee theft or fraud is likely to be a massive thorn in the side, larger businesses are usually better equipped financially to handle losses of this nature. For smaller businesses however, this could be the difference between business survival and administration.
Tells criminals you care about protecting your business
We’ve already mentioned that criminals often prefer to target vulnerable smaller businesses because they don’t have the money to spend on security, However by putting up relevant signage and installing one or two good quality cameras, it immediately tells any criminals that you’re serious about the protection of your business. Ultimately, they’re far more likely to go somewhere else that’s less security conscious.
The fact is that installing security systems is one of the best investments that you can make to your small business and provided that you make the right choice, it’s likely to give you better peace-of-mind, save you money, and ultimately help your business to grow quicker.
At MA Security we can design supply and install a complete range of alarm and surveillance systems to suit your needs and fit your budget. For further information contact us directly on 1300 020 406 for a free, no obligation quote.