Our political and economic situations definitely require our focus in improving the efficiency and reliability of our security systems. The equation of the bad and the good guys has made us left without choice but to resort to making our own turf free of the bad elements. It is a great concern that we cannot just ignore since lives and properties are at stake. We must be always on our toes to see to it that criminals would not be on our shoulders every time we move. Homes, banks, and even nations need to strengthen their individual defenses against “unwelcome intruders”. The time has come that our security gadgets must be ready on our side. They should be efficient and capable to thwart any possible harm that fraudsters are planning against us.
Our Common Gadgets
On a limited scope, houses and banks use burglar alarm systems that would protect them from thieves and other offenders who would break in their structures. Hidden or spy cameras are installed at vantage positions in order to augment the roving eyes of their blue guards. Others complement it with other protection items. Banks prefer a more elaborate security blanket that would employ a considerable workforce. They also use sophisticated equipments, time-locked vault doors, identification procedures, log-books, metal detectors and other similar security operating procedures. We are now used to log-in details and passwords to protect our access to banking transactions using the internet.
Privacy and Security
In our homes, where privacy is inviolable, we install tinted glasses or one way mirrors. Those who can afford use computerized gates and entrance doors. You can install security cameras in all corners of your property for your protection. Normally, we keep security vaults with lock combinations that are known only to us. Some people use their creativeness in hiding their personal vaults along walls or within the floors of their homes. This is one safe place where we can keep our important documents and cash.
We go to banks for the security of our large cash deposits for safekeeping. And for this reason, the banks’ main concern is the protection of their clients’ cash deposits. They have dual time locking devices that will not open easily. They have installed alarm systems all over the place that are hooked to police stations. Security cameras are regular fixtures of banking establishments.
It’s Big Business
A considerable amount of budget is allocated by banks for the design, installation, and maintenance of securing their premises as well as their structures. Significant amount of dollars are poured-in to protect their interests. Financial institutions, manufacturing and marketing companies and consultants engaged in this security systems industry are set up with multi-million dollar in capital investments.
Burglar alarm systems differ in cost. It depends on the individual need of the end-user, whether it be a home or a bank. A home might need a burglar alarm system installed at all entry/exit points that would sound off by physical contact at specific set of time. On the other hand, a bank would prefer a centralized camera to monitor its premises and all the corridors or rooms of its building. A home might set aside a budget of P5,000 as compared to a bank whose appropriation can run into a million dollar for this undertaking alone.
The days of our times would be more stressful without these security systems. We must live with them to preserve our properties and our lives. Each day, we have to cope up with the real threats of burglars roaming around our communities. We must aware that criminals’ business is to pry upon our families without our knowledge. Banks are more prone to criminal syndicates with elaborate plans to rob our deposits. Security managers and even we must be alert and attuned to the times of advance technology if we can afford it. It pays if we are a step ahead in our security systems against these covetous minds.