Burglaries and break-ins are one of the most common threats to your property, says the FBI. In the U.S. alone, burglaries account for 23.4 percent of property crimes. Property loss in 2012 was about $4.7 billion, with average dollar loss per burglary offense overall to $2,230.
That is why it is not enough to simply lock the doors of your office at night. Looking after the safety and protection of your commercial property means taking measures to protect against burglaries. That includes installing better security systems in place, one of which should allow for better ways to communicate such as intercom systems.
What is it?
The word intercom springs from two words: internal communication. The term refers to several phone handsets in the same building or property. It is not necessary but it would be beneficial to have one if you only have a small office to cover. However, if you have extensive or spacious commercial space, then you will need to get a bigger one.
Why do you need it?
Intercoms allow you to connect to someone else in the building or your property, making it easier to communicate. You won’t have to talk to a staff member at the top of your lungs while you are in your office. Also, if you have several floors in the building, shouting won’t do the job. For better reach and clarity, an intercom unit can help you.
How does it work as a security feature?
In case of an emergency, such as a burglary, you can connect to someone else in the building or warn everyone else on your staff that an intruder somehow got in. This helps put everyone on guard as well as allow employees in the building to call 911, arm and protect themselves or hide. In case of an emergency, having an intercom with you can help response teams find you and your staff members faster especially those trapped under the rubble. With this unit around, you and your employees are much safer and have a better layer of protection in place.
Don’t let your team and property be a victim of break-ins and burglaries. Boost your security systems with better communication tools. With a handy communication device such as an intercom, you and your employees can find a way to conveniently reach out to each other in emergency situations. Ask us at Getz Fire Equipment Company for more details.