What Type of Commercial Alarm System is Best?

If you are thinking about installing or upgrading a commercial alarm system for your business, you want to be sure you are getting the optimal performance and value. Not every type of alarm system will be the right choice for any business.

The truth is, only a qualified and experienced security systems professional will help you make the right decision for your business. At CallTeks Security, we are the Valley’s leading provider of commercial alarm systems and we’ve come up with a few helpful tips to make the process a little easier.

Locks First

Quality locks are your first line of defense against would-be crooks. Choosing the right locking systems for your business should not be taken lightly. If you choose to use keys, deadbolts should only be accessible with a key, both inside and outside. Burglars don’t like feeling trapped inside without an easy exit. Plus, not making it easy for them to carry large items out through unlocked doors will greatly minimize the loss resulting from a break-in.

Take Locking to the Next Level

The trouble with keys is that they can get hard to keep track of. The last thing you want is having to worry about who may or may not have a key, or if any key has ended up in the wrong hands. These fears prompt too many businesses to change locks, incurring an expense that isn’t always needed.

Avoiding the hassle is easy when you install an access control system for your business. This can be done using keypads with code-entry, access card or key fob. This allows you to easily change access codes or disable key cards or fobs at any time.

If a card ends up in the wrong hands, simply disable that card remotely. If you think a code may have been compromised for the keypad, easily change the code, instead of changing the locks.

Alarm System

Commercial alarm systems can be as simple or sophisticated as you like. At CallTeks, we can install silent alarms with motion detection and security cameras. Many businesses prefer silent alarms because it alerts the authorities, without alerting the burglars. This makes it much easier for the cops to show up and bust the unsuspecting burglars red-handed.


Burglars like to linger in the darkness. It provides them with effective hiding places to lurk around your business. Good security lighting is a great way to deter crooks by giving them fewer places to hide. They don’t want to risk being seen during their crime.

Talk to the Experts

Of course the best way to determine what type of system will work best for you is to schedule a consultation with security experts. At CallTeks, we can perform an in-depth consultation and recommend the best security measures for your business.

How to Protect Your Small Business from Break-ins

Small businesses are among the favorite targets of criminals. In fact, more than $1 billion is lost every year to commercial burglary. Crooks know they can get a high price for the kind of specialized equipment businesses keep in their shops, warehouses and restaurants.

Burglars are also adept when it comes to finding weaknesses in security systems or unprotected entry points. Here at CallTeks, we specialize in effective, customized security solutions for every type of business. We’ve come up with a few pointers to help you keep your small business safe.

It Starts With the Locks

The foundation of your security system should be top quality locks on all the exterior doors. Deadbolts should need a key to lock and unlock from both inside and outside. That way, if a burglar breaks in through a window, they won’t be able to unlock the doors from the inside. Crooks will have to work a lot harder to move large items out of your business if they can’t open a door from the inside and simply carry things out.

All Keys Accounted For

As a business owner, you should know exactly how many keys you have and who has a key. If employees have keys to the building, they should be marked “do not duplicate.” A key that ends up in the wrong hands could easily spell disaster for your business. Don’t take any chances.

Access Control

Code-entry access control keypads might be just the alternative you need to keep your business safe. Instead of having to change the locks if a key goes missing, simply change the code. With an access control system, you can even customize codes so each employee has their own access code. That way, you know who is coming and going and at what times.

Another benefit to keyless entry is your ability to customize you system so only certain codes will open doors between certain hours.

Complete Alarm System

Of course, a quality commercial security system is also needed of you hope to keep your business secure. If you’re wondering what type will work best for your business, get in touch with CallTeks. We’ll help you come up with the right solution for your business. Our security experts are ready to give you an in-depth consultation and determine what steps you need to take to get a great system at an affordable rate.