Energy Efficient Ways to Automate Your SMBs Security
By Kate Lee, Marketing Specialist at My Alarm Center, a residential and small business alarm monitoring service provider. The company’s flagship service, MyHome, offers mobile home control and monitoring, the newest technology available in the market.
At one time or another, we have all experienced the feeling of vulnerability concerning security systems in our place of business. Nobody wants to be that co-worker who leaves a door or window open for a potential intruder to gain access to the building, costing your business hundreds or even thousands of dollars in stolen property and office equipment, not to mention putting an employee’s health at risk.. Such worry can easily be eliminated by making the switch to automating your businesses security system.
Securing your business is important for many reasons, but how can you do this while also saving money and energy?
Automating your business’s security system can save you money and protect your office when you’re out. . The latest in security technology integrates automation systems that are easily customized to your business’s busy schedule. These security systems save energy by allowing you to control your business’s cameras and other appliances remotely while monitoring them via the internet.
Many of the newer systems on the market today end up paying for themselves several times over as a result of the energy costs savings. Newer security devices allow you to remotely turn off exterior lights, control the thermostat, and adjust camera and surveillance settings. Being able to automate security systems — and even lighting and temperature control within the office after peak hours — can shave substantial dollars from your monthly electric and heating bills. Installing a remotely-operated security system and surveillance system can also eliminate the cost of having on-premises security personnel –an expense which can add up greatly over time.
The following energy efficient products will allow you to remotely secure your business while also saving energy… and undue stress.
Night Owl LION-4500 Four-Channel Video Surveillance System
Whether you are away on business or the office is closed, this video surveillance system allows you to remotely monitor the activities of your business. Placing your cameras in strategic locations grants you the ability to track anything that goes on in and around your business. Video footage is fed through the internet so anywhere with a Web connection can serve as your “eye in the sky.” Whether your business is on the top floor of a high-rise or a warehouse in the suburbs, these cameras allow you to observe every aspect of your business on a daily basis. This product helps save energy by allowing you to record during specific times of the day rather than leaving surveillance on during all hours of the day.
Mini 2-Inch Spy Camera DVR with Screen
Unlike traditional security cameras which alert would-be-intruders to their presence, affording them an opportunity to circumvent an alarm system, this system is rather James Bond-esque as it captures audio and video footage while going completely undetected. Place this camera inside your office or above side doors and alternate entrances to track any suspicious activity around your office. This camera has instant play-back and live video features and will allow you to capture any intruder’s noises and actions without alerting them to the fact that they are being watched.
4-Pack Mini Magnetic Contact Alarms
No matter the size or location of your business, this product can offer powerful protection for any office space. Place these tiny alarms near any window or door and you will be immediately alerted when they are opened. This will make you aware of when people are coming and going and help ensure every window and door is closed before leaving the office. Not only will this increase your security, but it’s battery-powered system can save you on energy costs.
We know how time consuming running a business can be. With the endless meetings and client trips, the security of your office space should be one less worry. Automating your security system with the aforementioned products can help keep you and your co-workers safe, not to mention save your business energy and money!