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An effective deterrent


C.D. Büttner Sicherheitstechnik is named after ist founder and Managing Director, Claus-Dieter Büttner, who has worked in the security sector throughout his career. Since establishing his own company in 1975, he has overseen its growth from a regional operator into an international service provider with 14 offices in Germany and subsidiaries in Switzerland and Austria.

Although his company offers a full range of high-tech security equipment, he believes in tailoring security so that it is proportionate to the threat. “Burglars like an easy life just like anyone else and will always choose the path of least resistance,” says Mr. Büttner. “Our aim is to put as many barriers as needed in the burglar’s way so that he gives up and tries somewhere else. Sometimes the answer is as simple as installing security lighting and additional, visible locks.”

In the event that this is not sufficient as a deterrent, the company has plenty more tricks up its sleeve. “Silent alarms with a direct connection to the police have proven highly effective in catching burglars red-handed,” says Mr. Büttner. “Our experience ensures that they are set up so that the intruder is bound to set it off. In addition, we can offer video surveillance to protect businesses from theft perpretrated by external criminals or their own employees.”

Advances in digital techology have revolutionized video surveillance so that unlimited video footage can be captured digitally and viewed remotely from any location.

“Technology is one of our key weapons in the fight against criminal activity,” says Mr. Büttner. “A good example is the use of electronic door keys. They are easily encoded, and should a key go missing, its code can simply be cancelled rather than having to change all the locks and issue staff with new keys.”

In the event that burglars do manage to break into the premises, C.D. Büttner Sicherheitstechnik has another surprise waiting. Its anti-theft fog is a dry mist that is sprayed into the room from the ceiling to fill the space and reduce visibility to no more than 20 or 30 cm.

Its purpose is to disorient burglars and prevent them from locating valuables. “The mist is non-toxic and disperses completely after 30 to 40 minutes,” says Mr. Büttner. “It gives the police more time to respond and a better chance of catching the thieves.”

This is just one of the many innovative ways that the company is helping its customers protect their properties. “We serve over 33,000 customers with a team of 490 employees,” says Mr. Büttner. “We keep a close eye on the preferred prey of the criminals and develop solutions to match.

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