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Commercial Building Security Goes beyond Just a Few Cameras

Commercial Building Security Goes beyond Just a Few Cameras

There's nothing wrong with using closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras as part of your building's overall security plan. However, here in Tampa, FL, relying solely on video cameras to protect the entirety of your team could be risky. While they can discourage some criminal activity, an experienced or determined criminal can bypass your CCTV.

The good news is that there are several other highly effective ways to deter crime and monitor who is entering and exiting your building. Many of them complement your CCTV and vastly improve the overall safety of your commercial building. Additional commercial security options include access control systems, intercom systems, and employing security guards.


Access control systems will provide your commercial building with additional security.

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Monitoring the flow of visitors coming in and out of your commercial building is a great way to provide additional security. This is especially true if your organization receives a steady flow of visitors throughout the day.

The most common technique of managing access to your building is to use an access control system. These digital access control devices can track everyone that enters or leaves your facility in real-time. Access control devices can also grant or deny building entry. So, they're more comprehensive than a receptionist taking notes on a notepad. These devices can connect to your security system and record and validate anyone who...

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Help Your HOA or Business with a Professional Security Consultation

Help Your HOA or Business with a Professional Security Consultation

Even with safety measures and modern technology in place, you should never get too comfortable with the state of your HOA's or business's security. There are always ways to adapt and improve your property's security features and protocols.

Here at Bales Security, we provide professional security consultations to secure your property in Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater, and the surrounding areas. Even if you feel content with the security of your business or residential area, check out these four reasons why you should schedule a professional security consultation with us today.


1. A security consultation offers an assessment of threats and vulnerabilities.

Protect yourself, employees, and customers with an assessment of threats and vulnerabilities. A security consultation will offer you with an overview of past security incidents and current weaknesses. From there, we work with you and your staff to mitigate weak areas in your business to reduce risk and profit loss.

We also assess the security levels of your HOA and can help you add new, updated neighborhood gates or upgraded security cameras. Our team can also speak to your residents about personal security and why they should always be alert of their surroundings. During a security consultation, we address other things such as:

  • An assessment of threats or vulnerabilities
  • Review and development of procedures and policies
  • Security audits
  • Security training
  • Security planning
  • ...
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3 Reasons to Hire Security Guards for Your Business

3 Reasons to Hire Security Guards for Your Business

Your commercial property contains many items of importance: computers, printers, files—all of which are very attractive items for those with criminal motives in mind. Protecting these assets is key to the success of your business.

Here are three reasons why you should consider having security services available for your Tampa Bay area business in cities such as Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Pete.


1. 24/7 Security Helps Protect Your Building & Assets at Night

You have invested a lot of time and money into your business, thus it only makes sense to keep it protected at all times. When you’re not there at night, the property is vulnerable due to no one else being there. Hiring 24/7 security protection means you will have someone who performs drive through observations as well as foot patrols and physical checks of the building.

Drive through observations help to prevent people loitering in your parking lots and foot patrols and physical checks allow security guards to check for any unlocked points of entry and for any criminals who may be lurking in dark areas waiting for a time to strike.

At Bales Security, we provide marked and unmarked security patrols for businesses.


2. Hiring Security Can Deter Criminals & Ensure Your Computers, Printers, & Other Electronics Stay Safe

If a potential thief knows a business has a security guard, it can serve as a deterrent and keep them from stealing your business computers,...

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