Business Security Frequently Asked Questions

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

Bay Alarm has invested significant resources in developing an industrial, electronic, inspection testing system that makes reports easily accessible to business security system customers through… Read More

Should Schools Have Security Cameras?

Schools should have cameras to ensure the safety of their students and faculty. Cameras are great for school administrators to monitor people entering and leaving… Read More

What does a property manager need to know about commercial fire alarm systems?

In most cases, the property manager is tasked with maintaining the fire alarm system for the building. It is important to know that almost all… Read More

How long do schools keep security camera footage?

On average, the footage recorded by school security cameras would be kept for about 30-90 days, but the recording period would vary among schools and… Read More

Are there security in classrooms?

School cameras are typically placed in areas that do not infringe on students' right to privacy, such as classrooms, hallways, common areas, and building perimeters.… Read More

How do I keep a construction site secure?

You have many options when securing your construction site. Your budget, as well as the complexity of your site, will help you determine the perfect-fit… 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

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

What is the best kind of security for a government facility?

Access control, CCTV and Burglar alarms with Cellular communication and BayGuard or BayGuard+. All buildings are required to have a fire system installed as well. 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

Should government buildings have access control?

Absolutely. Access control will keep out unwanted guests, keep people out of protected areas and allow facility administrators to keep track of their employees. 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

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

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

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

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 is Bay Alarm’s Monitoring Center, and who operates it?

Our Five-Diamond Certified Monitoring Center is located in Northern California, and it’s staffed with our own highly-trained monitoring agents. Let us show you the Bay… 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?

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