25 Aug Modern Security Gadgets That Really Work
If you run a small business and have a physical premises, you may be wondering if there are any modern security gadgets that can help you. Here is a brief analysis of various security gadgets that have been proven to work. They are the pieces of technology that you just must have and include in any security setup that you implement.
· Interactive security video
Security cameras and video surveillance has improved in leaps and bounds, and the video quality that people now have access to is top-class, clear, and immediate. Security cameras that you can access on your phone and respond to in real-time have become the norm. The downside is that many have been able to watch their premises be burgled or robbed from afar, and even more people have been able to notify the police and authorities while the crime is still in progress.
· Noise deterrents and proactive security
Proactive security is about being able to pre-empt the crime and before it takes place or in a manner that deters criminals from acting in the precise areas that your security protocol is protecting. Several businesses watch CCTV and then speak to possible perpetrators before they act. You can, however, use sound deterrents in systems such as the mosquito speaker to make the area undesirable for those loitering or in areas when they shouldn’t be.
· Smart, efficient lighting
It is a known security fact that criminals don’t like to perform their crimes in the light. Most crime takes place in the darkest hours of the night and where there is no light nor cameras expected. By keeping the area light and well-lit, you will be able to immediately dissuade criminals from targeting your business. Led lights are now the norm, and most security setups now feature movement sensors as well as automatic lighting that will switch on when movement is detected or is automatically turned on when the light goes below a certain level of brightness.
· Smart cameras
Security CCTV cameras are now a great deal more sophisticated, with a built-in smoke alarm or a smart camera that can be transmitted directly to the police or your security provider as soon as there is an incident. It is about using the available technology/cloud computing and integrating the security protocols to be able to both monitor and manage the system as easily and simply as possible.
Regardless of the gadgets and technology that you have as part of your security protocols at either work or home, it is incumbent to point out that you will still need a team to monitor and respond to any emergencies. Yes, you can monitor your security and share any issues directly to the police, but it is currently accepted practice to use smart tech to monitor or implement aspects of artificial intelligence for top security and then have a team of private security personnel who will respond faster than the police. Modern security technology is thus only as good as the response that can be linked and will provide the actual safety and security on the ground.