When it comes to selling security services in the commercial sector, you may find that many businesses claim to be “happy with the system we already have.” There’s just one problem. If that system is more than a few years old, it is probably sorely in need of updating and putting the business at risk. Here are 3 issues with outdated business security systems.
1. The Security System Is Not Supported
Manufacturers will only provide support for security systems they still produce or at least recently produced. As a result, the business will not be able to get replacement parts as easily and will have no technical support available if an issue arises.
2. Outdated Security Doesn’t Meet Present Needs
The needs of the business may have advanced beyond what the security system can offer. For example, some older surveillance systems may not allow for security monitoring. Instead, tapes need to reviewed after the fact. Also, a system may be equipped with surveillance but not offer any kind of limited building access that is now a necessary safety feature for many businesses that want to restrict who can enter the building or even certain rooms therein.
3. Older Systems Don’t Perform as Well
The longer a security system has been in place, the more likely it is not to perform when it is needed the most. For example, while modern digitally backed up footage has a high success rate, there’s no way to know if magnetic tape is even still good until someone sticks the tape in a player to watch back a surveillance video.
Keeping Commercial Clients Ahead of Criminals
NMC’s security monitoring services can help your business clients to stay ahead of criminals. Encourage commercial customers to upgrade to modern systems that provide rapid response to emergency situations during both business hours and off hours.