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How can innovations in security systems help to protect your business?

Long gone are the days of guarding your home or business with spears and arrows, as more recent years have seen a huge spike in technological advancements that are helping to revolutionise the security industry. But what are the top trends for 2020 that could help shape how you keep your business safe?

By the power of your voice…

Your security systems can now be controlled remotely through voice-control technology, allowing for entirely handsfree management. This allows business owners to close doors, turn on cameras and activate locks, all through the sound of the selected person/s voice.

Artificial intelligence in security software

Artificial intelligence (AI) is reinventing security software and cyber security as it is predicted that it will help organisations respond to security breaches much more quickly. Not only can AI work quickly, it can also work around the clock, provide analytics and simplify processes. 

Say hello to your intruders

Want to be able to send a gentle reminder to that bandit that they aren’t welcome? Whilst two-way talk security cameras are useful for parents or pet owners, they’re also a great step forward in security for businesses. Small businesses in particular are unlikely to have a security team on-site, which means that buildings can often be left unattended without the security in place that many large companies have. 

Two-way talk allows you to communicate with anyone on the site through the camera, which can act as a huge deterrent for intruders.

Going green

Many security systems require the laying of cables and complex wiring, which can be a costly job that takes a lot of time. However, options such as solar power allows for cameras or other systems to be powered without the need for this. 

This also helps businesses with the desire to become more environmentally friendly and will save ongoing electricity costs.

Facial recognition cameras

This is a huge step-forward in technology, as some security cameras are now able to recognise familiar and unfamiliar faces. These cameras can notify users when an unfamiliar face is trying to enter the site and enable the appropriate actions to be carried out if necessary.

Smartphone security guards

Many security systems can now be linked to smartphones or devices, allowing for ease of access to monitoring and the ability to receive notifications of unusual activity. Many cameras can also provide full 360-degree panning of areas. This saves the need for multiple monitoring screens to display different security camera angles. 

Whatever your sector, security is important, and Paragon can help finance the equipment you need to keep your business safe. We offer a variety of flexible finance options for business equipment and our specialist and experienced team will be happy to help.

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