Looking at the Main Layers of Business Security

Business security is a serious responsibility. Ensuring the safety of employees, personal data, company assets, and everything else on the property. As such, the security partners you work with should be dependable, experienced, and comprehensive. At Alarm Detection Systems (ADS), we offer exhaustive options and approaches with our four business security layers of protection:

  • Fire alarm systems
  • Intrusion alarm systems
  • Access control
  • Video surveillance

Continue reading to dive deeper into ADS’s security options. Learn how they can enhance your safety, security, and peace of mind. 

Fire Alarm Systems

Commercial sites and other properties must have fully functional, frequently tested fire alarm systems under the Occupational Safety and Health Standards, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and many state laws. To stay compliant with these regulations, ADS’s fire alarm systems feature reactive smoke, heat, and CO sensors that send signals to our dedicated monitoring center when triggered. 

Each fire alarm system uses cellular transmissions to send alarm signals efficiently, ensuring no missed incidents. Additionally, our team will work with you to place fire alarm pull stations strategically and accessibly around your property to alert others about emergencies as quickly as possible. 

Thanks to our local relationships and expertise in fire alarm regulation, partnering with ADS will ensure you comply with all applicable fire laws in your state. This ensures that your system design is approved quickly and without costly revisions. 

Intrusion Alarm Systems

Intrusion alarm systems detect unauthorized access to buildings and specific areas to keep you and your property safe. They achieve this by using an assortment of reactive devices that detect suspicious activity and transmit signals and footage to monitoring stations. Intrusion alarm system components include the following:

  • Door contacts/sensors
  • Motion detectors
  • Glass-break sensors
  • Panic buttons

Similar to home burglar alarms, these security components are easy to arm and disable as necessary, such as when the business closes at night. Most systems even let you customize specific settings and time periods, such as enabling set overnight hours and only arming certain entryways if the property remains partially occupied.

ADS’s comprehensive intrusion alarm systems secure your site with around-the-clock vigilance and immediate responses from our central monitoring station. This way, there will always be someone to spot and respond to intruders, no matter the time or day. 

Access Control Systems

Access control systems let owners, supervisors, and administrators program specific access levels for everyone on the property. Users can specify authorized areas, time restrictions, key card access, and more. For example, you can set building access for all employees at exactly 7:30 a.m. while restricting certain rooms, such as the manager’s office or storage facility. 

Dependable access control systems also allow easy customization as needed. This way, admins can give on-call maintenance personnel unrestricted access or temporarily expand an employee’s access if their supervisor is absent. In doing so, they keep the property adaptably secure and avoid security concerns such as employees sharing key cards or giving access codes to contractors.

You can manage ADS’s access control systems through on-site administration and our central monitoring station for quick responses and authorization customization. By keeping all entrances and sensitive areas electronically locked rather than using traditional lock systems, you can significantly reduce vulnerabilities and establish more robust security across your entire business. 

Video Surveillance

Using advanced AI-enhanced security cameras, ADS’s video surveillance systems offer indoor and outdoor coverage for additional business security layers. Our cameras feature remote monitoring capabilities, high-resolution recording, and artificial intelligence for detecting human features. 

We store the security footage we capture in Cloud databases and compatible computer systems. Plus, with live feed options, administrators and our security teams can monitor premises anytime, ensuring prompt responses to alarms, intrusions, and other emergencies.

Implementing a comprehensive video surveillance system with 24/7 professional monitoring will help deter criminals, aid investigations, reduce insurance premiums, and improve emergency responses. Doing so makes your business safer and provides an irreplaceable sense of security to everyone on the premises.

Choosing Alarm Detection Systems as Your Security Partner

Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. is a trusted family-owned company dedicated to providing dependable security across multiple levels. Our continuously expanding experience and knowledge in all four commercial security layers help us keep businesses comprehensively protected year-round. Our security consultants will also work with you to identify your property’s needs, vulnerabilities, and best solutions. Request a quote to start working with us today. 

About Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.

Alarm Detection Systems is one of the largest alarm firms in the country. Family-owned since 1968, we provide business alarmsfire alarmscard accesssecurity cameras, and home security systems. Proudly servicing Chicagoland, Northern IllinoisNorthwest Indiana, and Southern Wisconsin in the Midwest. Call us at 630.844.6300 for more information.

In Colorado, we service all of DenverBoulder County, Northern Colorado, the Eastern Plains, and Colorado Springs. Call us at 1.800.446.7519 for more information. 

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