Reliable security systems are a vital component of any business. From protecting building premises, to preventing data breaches, there are unfortunately a whole host of security threats and risks that business owners must acknowledge and be prepared against.
From solopreneurs to large multinational corporations, there are apps and security systems that can make managing business security a lot easier and safer.
In this article, we highlight some of the best types of apps business owners can use to improve their security.
If you’d like help getting the most from innovative security systems, such as CCTV, intruder alarms, access control and more, simply get in touch with us here at Sovereign Fire & Security.
Security Apps for Businesses
Remote surveillance apps are one of the most sought-after features of modern-day building security. They allow business owners or specific security firms to monitor and watch a premise from anywhere in the world. Coupled with the very best in CCTV cameras and systems, this instantly gives businesses peace of mind when it comes to building security.
The presence of CCTV cameras is actually a very big deterrent in itself, usually making a significant impact on the likelihood of a break-in too.
Our CCTV systems and remote surveillance solutions here at Sovereign Fire & Security also give you a plethora of data and analytics so you can go beyond just surveillance and draw meaningful insights and actions from the footage. This helps improve operational efficiency and helps to constantly develop systems and layouts that foster the highest level of ongoing security.
Managing who has access to what in a safe and secure way becomes an obvious challenge for any business with multiple premises or locations.
Sharing keys is often inefficient and insecure, which is why access control systems have become the norm in most commercial settings. These systems allow businesses to easily manage who has access to what and when.
It means break-ins or unauthorised access becomes easier to spot.
As with CCTV systems, there are apps that you can download that sync with the access control system and make this process manageable from your phone. Grant access, deny access or change the level of access someone has all within a few seconds.
Intruder Alarms and Notifications
Many businesses that have their own premise may opt for apps or notification settings on their phone that instantly alert them of any break-in. This means they could potentially monitor CCTV remotely and discover what is going on.
Intruder alarms can also be actively managed by a security firm, which means if the alarm is activated, they will go to the premise to resolve it. Similarly, some businesses may require the alarm to be connected to the police for a quick response.
Having a security app that allows businesses to monitor what is going on and receive notifications can often help give business owners peace of mind.
Intruder alarms in themselves are a great deterrent and are much more likely to force thefts to abandon the scene of the crime than without an alarm. Especially in urban areas and cities, an alarm will draw the attention of others, helping to prevent further burglary.
Everyone is a potential target to cybercrime. Criminals can operate from all over the world and use automated software and bots to try and hack your personal data and accounts.
Businesses need to be prepared against such a threat and ensure they do all they can to limit this possibility. A cyber attack could also lead to data breaches, which could land a business in hot water with regulatory policies such as GDPR.
Although not an app, one of the best things a business can do is to simply be sensible with personal and company information. Social engineering is often how a lot of cybercrime is achieved, so being extra cautious about what is posted online and what information is shared is one of the best ways to avoid becoming a target.
Using password apps is considered a safer option than simply storing company passwords in spreadsheets or on notepads. As a company grows, so to does the subscriptions and software a company uses and thus, the amount of accounts and passwords should be actively managed in a secure manner.
Similarly, 2 step authentication apps are a great addition to managing passwords. This usually involves receiving a code via text during the login process – which prevents anyone without that text code to gain access.
For larger businesses, more encompassing cyber security apps may also be useful. These apps and software can provide 24/7 monitoring of networks and potential threats.
Learn More with Sovereign Fire & Security
If you’d like to learn more about improving the security of your business premise, simply get in touch with our expert team here at Sovereign Fire & Security.
We deliver specialist international security projects for a wide range of clients, regularly travelling overseas to undertake sensitive work using the latest technology. We have expertise working with very high risk organisations and meeting the highest possible standards when it comes to security. Our expertise and knowledge in building security makes us perfectly positioned to help you get the most out of the very best products on the market.
Specialising in both fire and security systems, we can help design, install and maintain systems that keep your workforce and business assets safe and secure at all times.
Contact us today and we’ll provide personal recommendations and support specific to your requirements and wants.