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Natural and human threats such as vandalism, theft, fires, floods, and earthquakes can cause irreparable damage to your property, possessions, and even put your employees at risk. Don't wait for a disaster to happen, act now with Activo’s physical security services to protect your assets.

Physical security is becoming a top priority for Canadian businesses, and for good reason. Not only does it safeguard your assets, but it also provides new opportunities to enhance your business. At Activo, we understand the importance of physical security and specialize in providing 24/7 solutions for commercial businesses across Canada.

Our coast-to-coast services include intrusion prevention, access control, CCTV video surveillance systems, and more. We offer custom-integrated security systems to meet the unique needs of your business. Don't wait any longer, trust us to protect your assets and enhance your business with our top-notch physical security solutions.

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Physical Security Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to consider before deciding on a physical security system?

Before deciding what type of security system will be ideal for your business, you need to understand what and where you want to protect. Consider the risks and threats that are specific to your organization:

  • Do you need to protect your entire property from intrusion, or are there certain areas that are more significant than others?
  • Do you need always-on monitoring, or are there particular times of day (openings and closings, for example) that you need to focus on?

Answering these types of questions will help you narrow down your options.

What location information do I need to consider when choosing a security system?

Consider the following information about the area you’re trying to keep secure:

  • Your Surrounding Environment: Are you in an area that gets a lot of rain or is susceptible to forest fires? If hazardous conditions occur in your area, you should choose a more rugged and durable solution, especially if components will be placed outside. Indoor solutions may require less outdoor protection.
  • Your Building Type: Each facility has its own unique security needs. A hospital, for example, will have vastly different requirements than a traditional office space.
  • The Area You Need to Secure: Some properties need to maximize protection around their borders, while others only need to focus their attention on a few key spots within their buildings.

Every business has its own needs and being able to answer these questions allows our team to build a better custom solution for you. For assistance in choosing a security system, please contact us.

What are the different levels of protection Activo offers?

When it comes to physical security, there are three broad levels of protection:

  • Outer perimeter security extends to the edges of your property and often incorporates elements like fencing, gates, lighting, CCTV, and remote or in-person guarding. The aim of this type of security is simple: to control who has access to your land and prevent unwanted guests.
  • Inner perimeter security is about shielding your buildings—walls, windows, and doors—to manage who and what can enter. Commonly used technologies include access control, alarms, and CCTV.
  • Interior security addresses the spaces inside your facility (individual offices, data storage, etc.) with products and services like CCTV, motion detectors, intercom, and monitoring.

You’ll also find variations within the different types of services. Access control, for example, can be relatively simple, like generic key card passes, or more complex, using biometric data to determine whether a person has the authority to enter a given area or access information.

Can systems and tools be integrated?

In short, yes. Although individual components (like CCTV) can be used on a standalone basis, in most cases security services for businesses will be joined and connected to other technologies (like monitoring and access control) to create strong, robust integrated security solutions.

Visit our integrated systems page for more information about connecting physical security components.

Why Choose Us?

Integrated Technologies & Networks

We build your network, putting the necessary hardware, software, network, and controls in place to make systems work harmoniously together.

Future-Ready Infrastructures

The Age of the Information Society is turning disparate platforms into interconnected, interoperable, and smart networks. We work with you to ensure you can take full advantage of emerging trends.

Lifecycle Support

Our highly trained and certified technicians monitor, maintain, and enhance your networking infrastructures throughout their lifecycles—saving you time and money while minimizing risk.

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