There are many differences between consumer-grade and industrial-grade security equipment.

For locks, commercial sites need oversized, hardened equipment that will be a hindrance to cutting or sawing, according to Allen and Jennifer Spears.

Also, inexpensive residential security systems often rely on a phone line for alarm notification with no backup method for transmitting an alarm.

Finally, consumer-grade cameras and recorders can be a waste of money for businesses with repairs and warranties commonly causing problems.

In the August issue, the Spears share a number of site security tips and list the top 10 mistakes business owners commonly make.

Read the entire article and list here.