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Nov 28, 2023

Tips When Updating Your Business’s Burglar Alarm System In 2024

Sponsored Content provided by Luke Wheeler - Vice President, Holmes Security Systems

Tips When Updating Your Business’s Burglar Alarm System In 2024


Is it time to update your burglar alarm system, but you're unsure where to start? We understand. Security technology is rapidly changing, rises in theft and vandalism, and an unpredictable economy can cause it to feel overwhelming when trying to select the best burglar alarm system and security measures to protect your employees, customers, and assets. 

Whether you are protecting a multi-site business, medical office, school, retail storefront, car lot, or warehouse, there is more to consider than a keypad with window and door sensors. As you close the books on 2023, here are five things to consider when updating your business's security measures for 2024.

Professional monitoring 

When your system is professionally monitored by our local UL-listed five-diamond central monitoring station, you have an added layer of protection and service. You and your employees can focus on the work that matters, knowing professional life safety & security experts are there 24/7/365.

Our team of monitoring experts can help:

  • Verify threats: If an alarm is triggered, one of our professional monitoring station professionals can quickly help you assess the situation and determine whether additional support is needed.
  • Decrease false alarms: False alarms are a nuisance, particularly if they occur regularly. Our team will help you reduce false alarms by identifying accidental alarms and preventing needless evacuations.
  • Dispatch law enforcement support: In the case of an actual security or life safety incident, our team can send local law enforcement or EMS to the scene.

Video cameras

Having cameras added to your existing or new burglar alarm is the top way to get more out of your security system. In addition to being a visual deterrent, security cameras give you access to footage of your property. 

Modern security cameras can feature:

  • Enhanced (AI) analytics: Quickly distinguish threats and non-threats and identify possible trespassers before they commit a crime.
  • Virtual fences: When programmed into your system, a virtual fence can protect large and vulnerable outdoor areas by tripping alerts when a perimeter area is breached.

App access

Today, burglar alarms and camera systems can easily be managed with an app on your smartphone. Having a user-friendly app lets you: 

  • Manage from anywhere: Keep tabs on the property and monitor any activity from your smartphone or laptop, no matter where you are.
  • Access information fast: Pull video clips and reports easily.

One point of contact 

Having one company that can help you with your burglar, fire, security cameras, and access control will make your life easier. In today's busy world, you need less to do, not more. Spend your time managing your business instead of vendor relationships:

  • Communication made easy:  We can all appreciate streamlined communication; having a single security source improves your customer service.
  • Compliance support: Annual service, tests, and inspections required to stay fire and safety-compliant can cause headaches and fines; Holmes is here to help you avoid and prevent those.

Talk with a local person about customization. 

Your burglar alarm system should be customized to fit your needs because you and your business are unique. Working with Holmes assures you will have a partner that can help you customize your system:

  • Get the most out of the system.  From custom reports to help run your business to identifying highly classified areas needing extra protection or added storage, your system can help you do more than protect your inventory. Card access is one of the most popular features now with security systems.
  • Protection that can grow with you: Your security system can grow with you as you operate and grow your business. Our team is a partner in helping you grow and change your security needs as your business needs change.

Holmes Security Systems has roots in Eastern NC, dating back to 1908. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you have peace of mind with your commercial or residential security and life safety needs, please give us a call 910-483-1196.

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