Protecting our business

About Me

Protecting our business

We have a lot of valuable stock in our showroom and I have to make sure it's protected overnight. Unfortunately, we can't be there round the clock but our security system is always working to make sure that the only people in our showrooms are the ones who have the right to be there. I love the fact that I can now get security alerts to my smartphone and even head online to check out the security camera footage at any time of the night or day. This blog is all about security systems for small business owners like me.


Top Trends in Alarm Systems for 2020

Alarm systems have evolved significantly over the years. Homes and businesses now enjoy protection from multi-unit systems that contain cameras, sensors, video recording devices, and much more. Every year, new and exciting equipment is introduced into the market to further elevate security standards. So, what can you expect in new alarm systems for 2020?  

1.    Cybersecurity tools that detect and prevent attacks

As alarm systems grow increasingly sophisticated, their risk of encountering cybersecurity threats has also increased. In other words, hackers can access different components of your alarm system if these components aren't secured. This is why alarm manufacturers recommend that you should change default passwords, use a secure wi-fi connection, and report any cases of hacking as soon as possible. The good news is that detecting and repelling cybersecurity threats has become easier with new alarm systems. Equipment such as sensors, cameras, and video recorders are designed to operate on secure and reliable networks that don't expose your home or business to hackers. Furthermore, automated alerts can detect hacking in real-time and send a notification to you or your alarm systems operator.     

2.    Taking smart technology to the next level

Alarm systems have become more effective due to smart technology. Because different components can interact with each other by sending or receiving signals in real-time, you can monitor your home or business directly from a tablet or smartphone. And in 2020, smart technology capabilities have increased significantly. For example, new alarm systems stream video camera footage in real-time and in high definition. You can now access 4K video, smart features such as face detection, and even 3D views directly from your mobile device. This is in addition to other innovative smart features such as turning equipment on and off, engaging or disengaging sensors remotely, and setting timers for your equipment.  

3.    Ease of installation

In today's DIY environment, many home and business owners want more control over how they conduct their functions. DIY installation alarm systems are convenient, cost-effective, and easy to diagnose when an issue arises. Manufacturers are now preparing their alarm equipment with thorough instructions, convenient designs, and interactive features that can get you and running in a matter of minutes. Such systems feature easily mountable cameras, integration with smart devices (such as cell phones), and sensors that you can independently control as necessary.    

4.    Alternative power to keep your premises safe

With sustainability becoming a common trend, alarm systems haven't been left behind. You can now purchase equipment that runs on solar power and is able to keep running even when the power goes out.

To learn more about domestic and commercial alarms, contact a security company near you.