8 Components of Effective Commercial Security Systems

8 Components of Effective Commercial Security Systems

February 5, 2018 at 12:23 PM

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The current changing economy means that commercial properties are at a higher risk of being attacked. Subsequently, a security attack could lead to serious business and financial damages that can get a strong business on its knees. To avoid such casualties, it is important to ensure that your commercial premise is well secured with the right commercial security system. A few security system features overlap with residential systems, but commercial systems have their unique features designed to offer finer security breach details. 

Eight components commercial security systems must contain

Protect your perimeter

The main security for commercial premises is the perimeter wall and the main entrance and exit doors. Start with a locksmith survey that analyzes your door hardware and locks safety, strength, and durability. They must be secure enough before you start adding other supporting security measures. Add contacts to doors and windows that set off the alarm if separated by opening the windows or doors. Motion detectors are good exterior security measures. However, they are most effective if used in highly contained areas where only specific people access during specified hours. 

Video surveillance

Video surveillance is a commercial security measure that has been used for decades, yet it has retained its effectiveness. Video surveillance is ideal for identifying potential thieves, dishonest employees and customers with bad intentions. Commercial premises specifically benefit from low light security cameras and infrared cameras. Low light cameras work best at night when there are minimal lighting and no employees within the premise. Boost video security by emphasizing on megapixel technology for better clarity and remote video monitoring.

Cater for environmental threats

You not only need to protect your business from external threats but also environmental threats like overheating and flooding. Install temperature monitors, water detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors to protect your employees and equipment. 

Embrace keyless entries

Keyless entry allows you to monitor who enters your building at a certain time. It also allows you to limit access to certain areas by various employees. As such, you get the power to determine who enters the building; you can lock out an employee if they are fired or quit. 


Intercom can prove helpful at preventing trouble if available to your gatekeeper. The gatekeeper can use a video phone intercom system to verify a visitors’ ID and bar unwelcomed or suspicious visitors from accessing the premise. 

Duress buttons

Duress buttons have a direct connection to the police and can be a great life saver. It is a common security feature among banks, hotel and hospital reception desks. 

Glass break detectors

Glass break detectors may be ideal if your commercial building contains too much exterior glass. They are designed to raise the alarm upon the sound of breaking glass. 

System integration

A quality commercial security system is well integrated to support all its components for efficiency. For example, you can integrate your video surveillance with your access control system. Such that, if you need to monitor and employees activity, you will do so using their entry card instead of going through the video recordings. 


Discussed above are the major security components that a quality commercial security system should have. They are all important and play a major role in boosting commercial security.