COVID-19 Update: Security is considered an essential service, even if security services are being provided in relation to a premise for a non-essential service. For this reason, new Gallagher Co-Pilot systems can continue to be installed. We are currently operating in Auckland and Waikato. See here for further updates.
How does Gallagher Co-Pilot differ from other alarm systems?
Ever hear of the iceberg analogy? You know, where 90% of the iceberg is under water and all you see is the 10% that sticks out of the water. Well, a traditional alarm system is a bit like that. You see the alarm keypad on the wall, but it’s just one of many parts that are working to secure your building.
Traditionally, a business security solution works a bit like this: You pay an installer who puts in your system. From that point, the alarm talks to the monitoring centre, they talk to the guard company, who then responds back to the monitoring centre and your installer. Phew! At the end of it all, you get an invoice and you're not sure why or what for.
Gallagher Co-Pilot simplifies the whole process, saves you money, and puts the power back in your hands. Through the app, you'll receive the right information at the right time, directly to your mobile phone, instead of through another company. Gallagher Co-Pilot provides total visibility of what's happening on your site and puts you in control of choosing what to do next – including the option to call a professional guard to check it out.
Why do I need a security system?
Security alarm systems are as much about preventing a break-in as detecting them. The disruption to your business activities can be crippling, so deterrence is the best form of protection.
Traditional systems allow you to manually arm and disarm from a keypad on the wall. They make it really difficult to change any settings or add/remove people from the system. At best, they might have an app that you can log in to, but they won't provide the visibility or control that you really need.
Gallagher Co-Pilot puts the control in your hands. From the app you can arm and disarm from anywhere, manage users, see real-time progress of an alarm event, and respond accordingly. Find out more about our features here.
How much does it cost?
Security systems range from the do-it-yourself kind for a few hundred dollars, to commercial grade costing anywhere from $1,500 - $5,000. When deciding what to get, it is really important to understand the problem you're trying to solve.
The do-it-yourself option:
These are great for home use (think the video door-bell). For a few hundred dollars you can get a simple video camera that will capture footage and let you know when movement has occurred.
Any business wanting the best chance of deterring and detecting an intruder, and the ability to use the event information as evidence, should be looking for a commercial grade security alarm system installed by a professional.
When thinking about the cost of a system it's useful to consider the cost of a break-in. The unexpected costs that come from damage, theft, lost-time, and reduced productivity can be significant. Gallagher Co-Pilot helps protect your bottom line by making it easy for you to control who has access to your premises. It also alerts you quickly when it’s someone who wasn’t invited.
Designed with efficiency and clear communication in mind, you’ll avoid entry and exit delays and unnecessary call-outs to false alarms. Transparent pricing and costs mean there are no surprises at the end of the month. Gallagher Co-Pilot also takes the hassle out of finding an installer and getting quotes. It really is security made simple.
Gallagher is a trusted and award-winning global leader in security. Our enterprise level solutions protect large sites with some of today’s highest security requirements – think airports, hospitals, and power stations. We’ve taken our extensive knowledge and technology and created something to give small business owners greater control in managing their security. Total control all in the palm of your hand with Gallagher Co-Pilot, our cloud-based mobile security solution.
You’ve worked hard to build your business. Let Gallagher Co-Pilot help you protect it.