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As a commercial business owner, one of the key aspects of a successful business is ensuring its security. Perimeter fencing, commercial security gates, motion detection and more can go a long way to doing just that. How do you determine though when it is time to add a gated security system or if it is something that your business needs or may require in the future?
Here are some reasons for needing a gated security system
- Typically, a higher valued business or a business that deals in higher valued items needs to have security in place. This can also be true for businesses that deal in items that can be controversial or items that can be targeted for vandalism and theft. Without a security system in place, your business may find itself spending more money on repairs and replacing stolen items than the security system would have cost to have installed.
- Commercial security gates are of great importance when your business needs to keep track of who is entering the premises, and/or leaving the business. Keyed access cards, security guard posts and more can be beneficial to ensure the safety and security of your assets or any information that may be contained by your business.
- This can also come into play for highly competitive businesses. You don’t want intruders entering your business with the hopes of obtaining company information or insider knowledge. Knowing who is coming in and out and how long they are there can help thwart behaviors that could cost your company dearly.
- Commercial security gates can also be beneficial to the business owner who has large quantities of stock on site. If you own a car dealership, you don’t want just anyone being able to enter the car lot, and the same can be said for many businesses. The gated access can be a key part of ensuring your business is safe and secure.
- Gated security systems can also be set to automatically let people in or out based on key card access or pin code access. This can save your business time and money on not needing to have a security staff on hand. The cost of the system can pay for itself easily from the money it saves you on labour costs for employing a security team to man the gate.
- It can also be useful in situations where you are not at your place of business. Many systems can now be set-up to be controlled remotely. So even if you are not at your place of business, you can log in and allow visitors or employees access to the site remotely.
As you can see there are many potential cases in which a commercial security gate is a needed part of running your business. Whether it is right or wrong for you ultimately comes down to preference. Knowing how it can help keep your business running smoothly and save your costs over the lifetime of your business can make it an investment well worth considering. If you are considering security gates for your business or even your home residence, our team at Australian Security Fencing would be happy to assist you. Give us a call or stop by today to learn more about why your business needs commercial security gates.