You Can Have Security Even On A Small Business Budget

February 5th, 2019

When you run a small business in Houston TX, you know that every cent counts.  Not only do you have to make enough money to keep yourself and your family fed, you also have to pay your employees, pay your rent, maintain your insurance, make payments on any business loans you have, and purchase all the ingredients, products, and equipment you need for your business to thrive.  Security and surveillance systems are one more cost to add to the pile, and they can sometimes seem unnecessary.  However, there are several ways you can reduce the price tag.

Do It Yourself

Depending on your skills and the skills of your employees, friends, and family, you may be able to do a lot of the installation yourself.  Consider installing some heavy-duty locks yourself, or create the mounts where you’ll put your security cameras.  However, there are some jobs that are best left to the professionals, so don’t shy away from paying for their help when you need it.

Maximize Your Equipment Use

If you don’t have the budget to have cameras cover every corner of your work environment or you can’t protect every room with its own card readers and security alarms, you should think carefully about what to do with the security systems you can afford.  Place the cameras you can afford in areas that have the most valuable inventory or where the most shoplifting tends to happen.  If you can’t secure everything, consider looking for less expensive solutions or create a secure area for your most sensitive equipment and information.

Choose The Right Software

Even if you don’t use many computers, chances are you’ll need some kind of security software for your electronic surveillance and any integrated security systems you use.  While some software can be expensive and use interfaces that are hard to understand and navigate, others are much simpler, easier, and even cheaper.  Look for online reviews and choose a software program that looks good to save yourself a big headache that comes with an equally big bill.

Every business in Houston TX needs business security, just like how every home needs to have locks on the doors and latches on every window.  However, security costs money, and when the quality goes up the price usually goes with it.  Still, there are ways to cut down those costs with creativity, hard work, and good research, so even if you run a small business with a tight margin you can always find ways to get the security you need.  Just remember to keep your priorities straight and you’ll be amazed what you can do with a small security budget.

"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney


"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

John Schreiber

Building Superintendent, Catholic Charities

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