Aug 04, 2022|

What Is Vivint Business Security?

You may know Vivint for its smart home security, but did you know Vivint also offers one of the best business security systems on the market?

Vivint’s business security provides a complete solution for any small business, from retail stores to restaurants to offices. In addition to providing protection against theft and other losses, Vivint’s commercial security also makes your business a safer place for your employees and customers.

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Why you need security for your business

Taking preventative steps to secure your business with a robust security solution is the best way to protect your business from security threats. In fact, companies that don’t have a business security system are four times more likely to be burglarized.

Some of the unique threats that a security company can help a business with include:

  • Protection against rising crime rates. In recent years, small businesses have had to deal with an increase in theft. This is especially true for brick and mortar storefronts; in fact, three-fourths of all retail businesses reported an increase in thefts, and over 37% of all burglaries in the United States occurred in businesses.
  • Access control. Whether you have financial documentation you want to protect or off-limits areas, commercial security systems often include access control as well. This can be in the form of smart locks for doors, or motion sensors and door sensors that alert you to unauthorized entry.
  • Monitoring specific areas. Your business may include areas that are off-limits or dangerous to customers and employees or that require extra monitoring. For example, maybe you have a machine that requires a special permit to operate, or there is an area of your building that has been targeted by vandals. A business security system can provide the right security monitoring to protect your customers, employees, and property.
  • Protecting against employee theft. No employer wants to admit that their employees are taking advantage of them. However, one report found that 22% of small business owners have had an employee steal from them. The right security solutions can help curb employee theft as well.
  • Protect against environmental disasters. It’s not just burglars that can threaten your business—natural disasters and fires, flooding, or carbon monoxide poisoning can threaten the health and safety of your employees as well. A commercial security system from Vivint that includes smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and professional monitoring can ensure you get help quickly in the event of a fire or other disaster.

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Best devices for a business security system

If you have a smart home security system, you’re probably already aware of some of the devices and home automation you use to protect your home.

Many of the security equipment you use for your home security system can be used as business security solutions as well.

Some of the best smart security devices Vivint provides for your business include:

Security sensors

Theft is a major issue for any business—one survey found that 89% of small businesses experience some form of shoplifting.

Security sensors work to protect against break-ins and include:

  • Motion detectors that provide intrusion detection and trigger an alarm if a person is detected in the sensor’s field of view.
  • Glass break sensors and window sensors that sound the alarm if glass is broken or a window is open when the alarm is set.
  • Entry sensors that trip the alarm whenever a door is opened and the alarm is set.

Surveillance cameras

Security cameras are essential for any business. Not only does video surveillance provide an effective deterrent to potential criminals, but it also provides identifying information for law enforcement or proof in an event involving an employee, like theft.

There are different types of security cameras that a business will need, including:

  • Outdoor cameras. Vivint’s Outdoor Camera Pro is the ideal solution for businesses that want to keep an eye on their outside property. This motion activated camera features night vision and motion sensors that proactively identify lurkers on your property, then plays a sound and lights up, letting them know they’ve been spotted.
  • Indoor cameras. Indoor cameras are ideal for discouraging shoplifting in stores and retail locations. They’re also an effective way to monitor areas that may be dangerous or off-limits to employees or customers.
  • Doorbell cameras. A doorbell camera mounted on the front door of your office or store can provide a clear look at whoever comes to your front porch. Also great for home-based businesses, you’ll receive a notification on your smartphone if someone comes to your front door, whether you ring the bell or not. Vivint’s doorbell camera also features the same theft and lurking deterrent of the Outdoor Camera.

With Vivint, you can monitor your cameras in real-time via Vivint’s mobile app. But you should also be able to access your security camera footage at any time, so video storage is essential. Vivint also provides cloud storage for all your recorded surveillance camera footage, allowing you to view your recorded footage on the mobile app or the touchscreen keypad at any time.

Professional monitoring

All commercial security systems should include professional monitoring. While some small business owners might be tempted to try and save on monitoring costs and self-monitor their security systems, this option isn’t recommended.

Business owners aren’t on-site all day and can’t monitor the premises and run a business at the same time. There’s also a good chance that an alarm will go off in the middle of the night when your business is closed and no one is there to call the police or emergency services.

Vivint’s professional monitoring includes a dedicated in-house monitoring center. If an alarm goes off, they will contact you to ensure it isn’t a false alarm. If the alarm is legitimate or they can’t get ahold of you, they will contact emergency services on your behalf, sending police or fire department to your business.

Why Vivint is the best business security system

There are many different reasons to choose Vivint for your small business. Our smart technology not only protects your business, but keeps you connected to your business as well.

Some of the reasons our customers believe Vivint is the best business security system include:

24/7 monitoring

You can’t monitor your business 24/7 yourself, and with Vivint, you don’t have to. With a 24/7 monitoring service, you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your business is being watched over around the clock. If an alarm goes off, they’ll contact emergency responders on your behalf, ensuring your business gets the help it needs as quickly as possible.

Professional installation

Some things are better left to the pros, and that includes installing your security and home automation equipment. While DIY installation may be tempting to save money, Vivint includes professional installation with all security systems.

Your trained, licensed Smart Home Pros will have your system up and running, train you how to use it, and make sure you know each device’s features so you can be sure you’re getting the most out of your system.

JR's review:

We have Vivint in both our home and business. It is easy to use, the features are even more than we had hoped, and the service is exceptional. We have worked with 3 technicians (including the recent additions to our home system) and all 3 have been OUTSTANDING! Very prompt, helpful, knowledgeable, and courteous, and all went above and beyond what was expected.

JR

Remote access and control

Being able to access your business’s home automation and security devices at any time and from any location is another feature Vivint provides. With the Vivint App, you can receive notifications, lock and unlock your door locks, view camera footage, and even adjust the thermostat at your business right from your smart phone.

While at your business location, the wi-fi enabled control panel lets you set and disarm your security system, view high-quality camera footage, or contact the monitoring center directly, all from a single location.

Bill's review:

We first started using Vivint at home. We love the motion sensors, door bell camera and ease of use. Customer support is always helpful! We were happy enough with Vivint as a hoe that we deiced to use the same service in our business. Same basic set up. Multiple cameras that are remotely accessible, remote engaging and disengaging of the system; perfect for home and small business!

Bill

Customization

Maybe your business needs primarily include an array of indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras. Or, maybe you’ve seen an uptick in break-ins in the area and want to equip your building with sensors on every door and window. Whatever your situation, Vivint will help you create a customized business security system that fits your unique business needs.

Hanna's review:

Vivint is by far the best security company for both residential and business. They are second to none when it comes to quality, sate of the art technology, user friendly, and honest! I highly highly recommend Vivint to everyone needing security system.

Hanna
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Protect your business with Vivint

When it comes to your business, there’s no better way to protect your livelihood than with Vivint.

Find out how Vivint can help protect your small business. Contact us at 855.822.1220 for a free consultation today.

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