Busting Myths About One Size Fits All Security Solutions

September 25th, 2019

Security. It’s incredibly important for every business in the Houston area. And over the last few years, there has been an increase in the availability and popularity of one size fits all security solutions. 

These solutions make big promises – a single small investment provides a security system that works for every business. You get the system fast and get protected for good. Sounds great – but it’s also something that sounds too good to be true. Because it is. 

The simple fact is that Houston businesses need a security system designed for them. The promises of a one size fits all solution just can’t deliver what they say they can. To show you why, let’s take a minute and look at three of the main reasons that one size solutions aren’t really right for all businesses. 

Business Sizes

A one size fits all solution doesn’t fit every business because every business is a different size. A large business with hundreds of employees will need access control systems, IT security system considerations, and far more cameras than a tiny business with just a dozen employees.

The different sizes of Houston businesses means that you have to find a solution that fits yours, not one that is just designed for ‘every’ business. Like it or not, size matters. 

Business Risks

Different types of businesses have different risks. Corporations are at risk of cyber security threats that a restaurant won’t have to worry about. A retail establishment needs to be able to catch shoplifters or burglars. Consider some of the things that have to be thought about:

  • Where is your business located?
  • What kind of business assets do you have to protect?
  • Who has access to your assets?
  • What are your current building and data regulations?

There are many different things to consider, and without a custom designed security solution you just won’t be able to ensure that all of those risks are covered properly. A full assessment has to take place to determine just what should be protected, then the system needs to be designed around those specific needs. 

Business Budgets

Another sad truth about getting security is that not all businesses have the same budget. A local mom and pop store in Houston isn’t going to have the huge budget that a hospital or a corporation might have. As such, security solutions must be designed according to the budget that is in place.

Along with this, businesses have to think about where to apply their budget. Determining which aspects are most important within the security system will allow you to properly focus your funds in that area. This in turn means that your money isn’t spent on an aspect of security that you don’t even need – something that can easily happen with a one size fits all system. Simply put, you should only be paying for what you need to have in your system. 

The Bottom Line

Every business is different and has different needs along with different solutions for those needs. We can help. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help.

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