The Commercial Inspector | Choosing the Right Security Systems fo

The Commercial Inspector Blog Posts

The Commercial Inspector

CRE tips and news by National Property Inspections


sma
sma

    

Choosing the Right Security Systems for Your Commercial Building

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SECURITY SYSTEMS FOR YOUR COMMERCIAL BUILDING
July 8, 2020 |  Property Management |  multi-family property, condo, apartment, hotel, office

If you purchase a commercial property, one of your main concerns will be securing your building and ensuring the safety of your tenants and their property. Commercial security systems come in all varieties, and you’ll want to utilize more than one type for added peace of mind. Check out some of the different kinds of systems you can install below and how they can help protect your building.

Badges and Buzzers
If you have employees or tenants, the first line of security is your front door. For an office building, you can start with key card access that requires employees to swipe in. A buzzer with a camera attached is another option that ensures everyone is who they say they are and decreases the chances of wrongful entrance from a lost or stolen ID card. Coded locks may also keep common areas in your multi-family property or apartment building safe and secure. Tenants will simply need to punch in the code on a keypad, which is easier than trying to keep track of key fobs.

Eyes in the Sky
Installing a camera system acts as both a deterrent for theft or trespassing and a record of the aftermath. If someone tries to enter the building illegally, seeing cameras installed may help scare them off. Cameras are also great for events that happen within the building. If a fight or dispute breaks out between two individuals, cameras help give the full story, and knowing that you can always check past recordings is a great benefit.

Alarms
Putting in alarms will alert the authorities about a possible theft,or an issue with the building itself such as a fire. You can choose to either have a silent trip, or a full-fledged siren and lights show. Having your property in the authorities’ system will also give building occupants an added sense of security--just don’t forget to clearly label these alarms inside, so as to avoid any unintentional setoffs!

Lights
Motion detection lights may help deter loitering and theft, but they’ll also help tenants. In the event of an emergency, exterior lights will help tenants efficiently exit the building when needed. It’s also a great idea to install both interior and exterior backup lights that are designed to kick on in the event of a power outage.

Early Detection Systems
Along with preventing damage, every building should have a detection system for malfunctions. Smoke and fire alarms are a must, but there are many more options for added security. Gas leak or carbon monoxide detection systems are extremely important for commercial buildings, especially larger ones. Even a broken pipe can lead to a big repair bill. Having detection systems in place can decrease your chances of running into maintenance emergencies and costly repairs.

Call NPI Today for Your Commercial Inspection Needs
At National Property Inspections, our inspectors are trained to assess and report on all of your commercial building’s major systems. Call 402-333-9807 ex. 30 to book your inspection today!



Comments are closed.

 

 

Find us on social media!

 

FEATURED


How to Keep Things Clean with Commercial Building Air Quality Control How to Keep Things Clean with Commercial Building Air Quality Control Read As we continue to grapple with the global pandemic while facing down another cold and flu season, the cleanliness of your commercial HVAC system has never been more important.
Maintenance
Online Grocery Shopping is Changing the Commercial Landscape Online Grocery Shopping is Changing the Commercial Landscape Read Online shopping has brought convenience, affordability and many other benefits to today’s consumers, but this evolution has also brought its share of logistical headaches. Learn about food delivery's impact on CRE.
CRE News
Choosing the Right Security Systems for Your Commercial Building Choosing the Right Security Systems for Your Commercial Building Read Commercial security systems come in all varieties, and you’ll want to utilize more than one type for added peace of mind. Check out some of the different kinds of systems you can install to help protect your building.
 Management

 

National Property Inspections, Inc., founded in 1987, is one of the oldest companies in the inspection industry. Our reputation is built on honesty, integrity and professionalism. National Property Inspections operates as Global Property Inspections in Canada.