How to Plan Your Building's Security During Construction

How to Plan New Building Security During Construction

Posted on January 31, 2022

If you are a business owner that is expanding your community reach by constructing a new brick and mortar location, congratulations! Keep in mind though, that your new building will need to be designed with security in mind.

At The Security Center, Inc. we are committed to helping all of our clients achieve true security through quality products. So, let us help navigate you through how to plan your new building’s security during the construction phase of your project.

Always Keep the Future in Mind

What we mean by this is to keep in mind that you should always be prepared for the worst to go wrong when it comes to your building’s security. Planning your building’s security needs should be based on everything you want to protect your inventory and employees from.

Some common threats to secure your building against could include:

  • External theft
  • Employee theft
  • Natural disasters (i.e. fire, flood, tornado)
  • Cybersecurity threats (yes, it can happen to you)

Knowing what could happen to your location in the future gives your team a more comprehensive way to approach the following steps in planning out your new location’s security.

Examine Your Layout for Alarm Placement

Most security alarm systems are hardwired during installation. This means that you’ll want to have a clear idea of where your alarm panels should be located and make these locations a clear quality of your blueprints.

You’ll want to be able to quickly find and disarm your systems once they are up and running. Therefore, the most common area to plan for alarm keypad installation is near the different entrance doors of your building.

Plan Ahead With a Great Monitoring Company

Finding a security monitoring company that meets your needs is essential and is not a decision you should make at the last minute.

A monitoring team is your ultimate partner in ensuring your business is secure when you aren’t around. Using the latest state-of-the-art technology, the right security monitoring team should be reliable, responsive, and above all, watching your property 24/7.

Bringing on a team like the professionals of The Security Center, Inc. guarantees that you and the authorities will be immediately notified if any suspicious activity occurs on your property after-hours.

Research the Latest Security Equipment

Your new location should start off with protection that lasts for years to come. Starting off with a one-size-fits-all security system to save money is never a good idea for longevity.

During construction, as you plan out your total budget for the project, make sure to dedicate plenty of your budget towards top-quality security equipment. If you are unsure of which surveillance cameras, access control, or alarm systems are the latest and greatest, make sure to make your decisions with a company like The Security Center, Inc. that has your brand’s best interests in mind.

Construct the Perfect Security Plan With The Security Center, Inc.

If you need help getting your new location’s security plan in place, the professionals at The Security Center, Inc. is always ready to lend a hand. We have experience protecting commercial, industrial, financial, and government buildings, and know that we can quickly come up with affordable, effective solutions for yours.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and to schedule an in-person consultation with a member of our team.

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