Business Security Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to pay an installation price for a basic business alarm system?

 
Some business alarm companies advertise so-called "free" security systems. That usually means the costs will catch up with you later. Bay Alarm offers a reasonable… Read More

Who actually installs my business security system?

 
We’re proud to say that our Bay Alarm technicians install your system. Each technician logs an average of 2,000 hours of training in both the… Read More

How can I test my Bay Alarm business security system?

 
We make testing easy. Just call our monitoring center at (800)470-1000. They’ll place your account in "test mode,” and then you can either send a… Read More

How can I help prevent employee theft?

 
A good start is to install business surveillance cameras and other security devices that monitor your merchandise and inventory. An access control system can also… Read More

How can a business security system help prevent shoplifting?

 
Installing commercial security cameras where they can be seen is a big deterrent to shoplifters. Bay Alarm also offers video-verified alarm systems, proven to be… Read More

Does my business need video surveillance?

 
It’s a fact that businesses are four times more likely to be burglarized than houses. Small businesses are the most frequent targets. A video surveillance… Read More

Where can I get my NFPA 72 and 25 inspection forms for my business fire alarm system?

 
Bay Alarm makes reports easily accessible online through our customer portal. Our dedicated, certified fire inspectors utilize tablets to test every required device. Find out… Read More

How can I be sure Bay Alarm security system installers and technicians are trustworthy?

 
We’re very proud of our employees. Whereas other companies might rely on contractors, we use our own, locally-based security technicians and installers. Before they ever… Read More

Is the California cannabis industry regulated?

Yes. The Bureau of Cannabis Control has regulations specifically for cannabis related businesses. The code lays out how you can become a licensed cannabis business,… Read More

Can any alarm company provide security systems to the marijuana industry in California?

Security systems protecting cannabis related businesses must be designed, installed, monitored, and maintained by a licensed cannabis security company. If your system is installed by… Read More

How do I keep a construction site secure?

There are many options when securing your construction site. The complexity of your site and your budget will help you determine the right fit for… Read More

Is a security guard the best solution for construction site security?

Security guards can be effective. Having a guard patrolling the job site in a marked vehicle can help to deter would be thieves. However, guards… Read More

What kind of security does a jewelry store need?

Jewelry store security system needs vary. In most cases your insurance provider will have security system requirements based on the value of your inventory and… Read More

How can video surveillance help keep my jewelry store inventory safe from theft?

Whether you are a jewelry importer, a jewelry maker, or a jewelry retailer, video surveillance is a integral part of your security plan. With today's… Read More

What are the fire alarm requirements for restaurants?

The requirements may slightly vary based on the local code. In most cases, you'll need manual pull stations at exits, an annunciator accessible to the… Read More