While running your own small business can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, it can also be a challenge. There are so many things that require your time and attention, it might sometimes feel like you are being pulled in a thousand directions at once.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a tool that could make your life a little bit easier by helping you keep a watchful eye on day-to-day business activities, help inform hiring and alert you right away of issues that require your immediate attention? Well, you’re in luck! Such a tool does exist, it’s the Total Connect app that integrates with your EPS security system.
On the surface, it’s a user-friendly app that allows you to monitor and control your security system on go, right from your laptop, tablet, smartphone and even your Apple watch! But it can do so much more to help make your life as a small business owner a little bit easier.
1. It can help you keep an eye on routine business activities.
Getting deliveries and having building maintenance done are just a part of doing business. Sometimes dealing with them can be tedious, but the Total Connect app can help you manage the entirety of these activities remotely. When the delivery or repair person shows up you can disarm the security system and unlock the door for them, check in while they work using live video feed, and finally lock the doors and arm the system after they leave; all from the palm of your hand.
2. It can help you monitor customer flow.
Using the Total Connect app, you can watch live video feed from up to 6 different cameras. If the cameras are strategically placed throughout your business, they can be used to gain some insight into your business patterns and customer service experience.
For example, if you notice that at certain times of the day you get more customers, it might be helpful to have more employees scheduled at that time. This can help employees feel less stressed by a rush and ensure that customers are getting great service, even if things get a bit hectic.
3. It can help you make sure the building is locked up properly.
Are there times where your employees are responsible for closing up shop for the day? As much as you trust your employees, have you ever found yourself second guessing if they locked up properly and the alarm is set? Total Connect can be used to help ease your mind. It can provide you with a time-stamped log of all the times that the alarm was armed and disarmed. Now if you want to check and see if your business is safe and secure, you don’t have to drive all the way across town, you just have to pick up your phone!
4. It can alert you of potential issues.
Total Connect can provide you with real-time email notifications, text messages or video alerts of potential issues that might require your immediate attention. You can customize notifications by time, day or motion detection so you only view the events you want to.
You can be notified when an important delivery arrives, when the security system is armed or disarmed and if an alarm is going off or a sensor has been triggered. From there you can decide if the issue is something that needs to be dealt with by you or if the task can be delegated to someone else (whether it be a trusted employee or the authorities).
If you want to learn more about the Total Connect app and how it can be used to make your day-to-day life as a small business owner a little bit easier, click the button below!