As a small-business owner, your business is your livelihood. So it’s understandable that you want to keep an eye on it at all times. Yet, until recently, staying in control of your business while you were away from the office was essentially limited to phone, text and email communications – never giving you a complete picture of events at the workplace, much less the ability to manage security and business operations remotely.

Now, however, with remote security management – one of the hottest trends in business security today – there’s a whole new array of management and control possibilities available at your fingertips.

Stay in Control from Anywhere

Remote security management allows you to use your smartphone, tablet or other Web-enabled device to stay on top of your business, anytime and anywhere. And small-business owners are increasingly realizing the value of such technology: According to the 2013 National Small Business Association (NSBA) Small Business Technology Survey, 70 percent of small-business owners say technology is very important to the success of their small business.

Remote security management can give you the ability to:

  • Remotely arm and disarm your security system
  • Double-check that security is activated during off-hours
  • Receive automatic alerts when alarms are triggered or other conditions are met
  • Remotely view live video of current activity

With these capabilities right in your hands, you put yourself in a position to enhance protection, loss prevention and business productivity, enabling new ways to manage and optimize business processes, in addition to better controlling security.

Go Mobile

Mobile security management is growing in popularity with small-business owners, providing the ability to control their company’s security in flexible new ways never thought possible. With 74 percent of small-business owners now regularly using a smartphone for business, according to the NSBA, they can easily be equipped to remotely interact with their intrusion detection and access control systems and receive text or email notifications as specific events occur. Such technology can help you protect your business with greater confidence and peace of mind, something every small-business owner wants – and needs.

With mobile security management, you can remotely:

  • Set alerts for business open-and-close events
  • Manage after-hours deliveries
  • Change employee access privileges

Tools for Success

Mobile security management not only helps you manage your obligations, but maintain a healthy work-life balance, too, which is an important definition of success for small-business owners, according to a survey by the Enterprise Council on Small Business. Because it is impossible to be in two places at the same time, remote security management gives you the critical ability to know what’s going on in your business even when you’re away – and to do something about it from the convenience of your handheld device.

For even more convenience, remote security management technology works with many of the security systems you already have in place. In this way, it lets you leverage the investment you’ve already made in security systems, turning them into a productivity tool. Other benefits include:

  • Improved visibility and control
  • Better time management
  • Improved business productivity

Going Beyond Security to “Business Optimization”

Remote security management is an example of an important trend that’s shaping business today: the move beyond security to business optimization. Through the integration of video cameras, access control, intrusion detection and other systems, small businesses are finding new insights into areas such as business operations, customer interactions and workplace efficiency.

What can you do to get started with remote security management? The first step is to evaluate your current security setup with the help of an experienced, reliable security partner. Schedule a free commercial security consultation today. There is no cost or obligation –just the peace of mind that comes with helping to better protect your people, property, inventory and operations.

 

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