Why a Licensed Security Professional Should Design Your Security System

A solid and reliable security system integration begins with its design. Security cameras, access control, alarm system…they all need to work together, and work together well. On occasion, the electrical engineer will design the security system too, but the design may not necessarily comply with regulations or incorporate the best practices. Specialization is key here and hiring a (licensed) security professional for the job will give you the best results.

Here are some of the reasons you should hire a security professional to design your security system:

✔️ Knowledge – A security professional invests countless hours in specialized research, education and compliance with top-notch professional associations and regulatory agencies. They are able to provide informed, current and legal assessments to design the best possible security system.

✔️ Experience – Experienced professionals already know what works and what doesn’t. Looking at your business plans, they can identify possible threats and vulnerabilities easier than those outside the security industry. That makes for a quicker and smarter design phase, with less testing headaches going forward.

✔️ Higher ROI – To get real value from your security system, all components need to work well. The better the design, the greater your ROI will be, as it will certainly lessen the cost of repairs and downtime. Working with a security professional also means more accurate projections, as they can think past the initial investment — up to operation, maintenance and growth costs.

✔️ Accountability – A security professional and vendor can provide a “one-stop shop” service, working with you through design to installation and maintenance.

PRO TIP: Look for the ASIS CPP certification

When hiring a security professional in Puerto Rico, it’s certainly important to take into consideration their understanding of your industry, years of experience, client portfolio and certifications. The first credential you should be looking for? The prestigious CPP certification by ASIS. Administered by the most respected organization in the security industry, the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) is globally recognized as the standard of excellence for security management professionals. CPPs have met high standards and requirements — possessing substantial, relevant experience as well as demonstrated and tested competence.

The takeaway

The design phase is the moment to get things right, and a well-designed commercial security system requires an assessment best done by a fully accredited and industry-savvy security professional. The result? A seamless security system integration that meets your business’s needs and is ready to grow with you.

At EAS, we are quite proud of the level of security we uphold internally and our extensive credentials — including the CPP certification. We are experts at designing, implementing and maintaining a wide variety of security and IT solutions that work for you and we are committed to protect your most valuable assets. Let us help your business create a space that is not only functional, but essentially secure by design. Book your consultation here.

[Related reading: EAS Is Now an SBA HUBZone Certified Business]

EAS Security + IT is a technology integration company with 25 years of experience serving industrial, commercial and government clients in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Our services include Video Surveillance, Access Control, Data Security, Structured Cabling, Intruder Detection Systems, Key Control & Management, Intercom & P.A. + more

                                        
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