As the owner of Protectus Security, my schedule varies from day to day, and I don’t always make it into the office.  But that doesn’t mean I’m not able to keep tabs on the office when I’m away.  I receive a text message when our alarm system is disarmed in the morning, or if it hasn’t been disarmed by a certain time each day.  From my smartphone I am able to arm and disarm the alarm system, control the thermostat, unlock the supply room, and view a live video feed of the office. There are many advantages of having a smart security system installed.

The top 3 reasons I love our smart system are:

1) Knowledge is power – as a small business owner, like me, you probably wear many hats.  Being notified when employees are coming and going, and being able to watch the shop when you’re not there is very useful!

2) Increased productivity – a wise business person once said, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.”  Well, once you know what’s going on when you’re not there you can manage your staff accordingly, and you should see an increase in productivity.

3) Energy efficiency – not only will your staff become more efficient, but your energy will be as well. Chances are your energy bill is one of your bigger monthly payments. Our smart thermostat allows you to be notified if the temperature gets too high or too low, and you can even adjust it from your smartphone. Not only that, but you can have the lights automatically turn off and on when your system is armed and disarmed, ensuring that you don’t accidentally leave your lights on at night.

If you’re a small business owner that isn’t already taking advantage of this technology we need to talk!  Call me at 214.390.3049 or email me at