ADT has launched a new smart business solution as it claims the total average cost of burglaries across the lifespan of a business has reached £13,570.

More than half (51%) of small and medium sized businesses in the UK have been targeted by crime, costing owners up to £25m – or £2,625 for each crime, acccording to figures quoted by Lee Jasper, head of Product and Solutions from ADT, "and across the average lifespan of a UK business, that’s a huge £13,570 – and that doesn’t cover the emotional impact a security incident can have," he says.

So the company has created ADT Smart Business – using smart technology to offer the next generation of security to the UK’s 5.49 million businesses.

Whether thousands of miles away or just around the corner, with just a press of a button on the ADT Smart Business app, the company says owners can set and unset the alarm, detect motion, start camera recordings and track who’s going in and out of buildings. State- of-the-art technology offers security with certainty – which is vital for small business owners.

The ADT Smart Business app is has been designed to allow owners to check high-definition cameras, set security and safety alerts and create scenarios to suit every commercial need or shift pattern while receiving immediate notifications about their system straight from the app. The system alerts owners when the alarm has been activated, and the live camera feed can make catching any perpetrators much easier.

Key features include:

Dual path connection with 24/7 alarm monitoring to ensure that all alarm events are received and actioned

One easy-to-use site to give access to all ADT Smart Business features in one place

The system is compatible and responsive on smartphones (iOS and Android), tablet devices (iOS and Android) and PCs (Windows and Apple Mac OSX)

HD IP and waterproof cameras

Up-to-date security technology with advanced encryption

Unlimited cloud storage for all event triggered recordings from your cameras

System upgrades available for existing customers

Keyholder and Police response packages available

Purchase and leasing options available

"With 75% of businesses not having adequate security precautions in place at the time of the crime, ADT Smart Business provides a smart solution," says Jasper. "As 80% of businesses close within 18 months after a major incident, security provision is something SMEs can’t ignore.

“We understand that business owners have a lot on their plate. At ADT, we want to help minimise their worries by providing them with a security system designed specifically for their needs, that uses state of the art technology to keep what’s important to them safe. And the heritage of ADT means owners can rest assured that they have a security system that really delivers – providing certainty at every step.”

Prices start from £699 one off installation fee +£30.99 a month for keyholder response and £999 one off installation fee +£34.99 a month for police response.3

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