Protecting commercial properties with intruder alarms
Intruder alarms for commercial properties differ significantly in their requirements than those of homes. For business security, the start point should always be risk management and crime prevention, rather than loss prevention.
Nowadays, it is impossible to recoup all the losses that crime can cost a business through insurance. For example, if a computer is stolen, insurance will cover the cost of the actual computer (the Primary Cost), as well as Secondary Costs, such as damage sustained to the building. But it is extremely difficult to quantify the Repercussion Costs, such as the value of the data on the computer and the loss of customer goodwill; repercussion costs are uninsurable.
An intruder alarm is the first step in risk management.
Insurance requirements and commercial security
Most insurance companies also insist that business premises are protected by an intruder alarm system.
CIA’s team of qualified system designers can devise an insurance approved system for anything from a small shop to a high specification bank. Our designers understand insurance terminology and all the relevant BS/EN Standards and are fully conversant with risk reports. If required, they will act as intermediary between the business and the insurance company.
CIA can also help with the Burglary Risk Assessment European Standard EN 50131-1 (or the superseded British equivalent PD6662), where the insurance company specifies a grade of system that the security system must meet.more about Burglary Risk Assessment.
Reliability has always been central to CIA’s ethos
CIA extensively researches and quality tests all the products we use to ensure that they are the very best available.
We only use the Honeywell Galaxy control panel because the Galaxy range is created across a single platform and offers consummate integration, flexibility and choice.
Our systems are designed to meet the customer’s specific requirements, are installed by our own skilled technicians and are NSI accredited. We are NSI NACOSS Gold Medal certificated (their highest award…read more) and we consistently exceed NSI’s expectations for this classification at the annual audit.
CIA has been trading for over 40 years (read our history), and much of our new business comes by way of recommendation.
Big enough to cope, small enough to care
CIA are dedicated to giving the type of service that we would want to receive ourselves. We pride ourselves delivering a premium service to all our customers, whatever the size of the job. We understand that you have a business to run and take care to minimise any disruption and show respect for your customers, employees and the property while we undertake the installation.
CIA operates throughout the South of England (our coverage), including Berkshire, Dorset, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire as well as Hampshire.
View the BS/EN standards CIA work to
Download copies of CIA’s certificates and policy
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