17 Jun Tips on How to Future-Proof your Security System
Anyone who has a security system installed on their premises knows exactly how much of research they have conducted before deciding which one to opt for. If you check what’s available in the market, you will find there really is an expansive range of security solutions to choose from, in varying price ranges. In many ways, this wide choice makes the decision more difficult. It’s probably why many people settle for devices that have the most advanced technology.
Unfortunately, that isn’t the end of the story! It doesn’t take too long for security technology to become outdated and get nudged out of the picture by newer, state-of-the-art, security systems. But you can’t really switch to the new technology that easily, even if you want to. After all, the security system you get installed represents a significant investment and you want to be able to use it for as long as you are able to.
Aspects to Consider
If you are considering getting a security system for the first time, or are upgrading to a new one, there are certain things you should keep in view:
- The multi-camera views, intuitive security-centric design, motion searching, instant & synchronised playback and all those other features you are looking at in a system, may well become redundant before long. You don’t want to be going through the same drill in two years.
- The security system you choose should be dynamic. If you choose a system that is more compatible with the general standards of open integration, you will be able to use it in tandem with other systems you use in the future. When you opt for a system that can be integrated with third-party software as well as different hardware, it gives you the choice to deploy a solution that is robust and flexile. This aspect is even more relevant in a commercial setting.
- Choose systems that allow customised, service–oriented architecture that will offer:
- Integrated solutions that reduce the complexity and which result in lower operational & maintenance costs
- The right kind of IP networking ensures that the open system lasts longer
- High availability architecture that provides the right defence from any single-point failure. In case your security system covers multiple facilities (as in the case of commercial applications); it promotes optimum system up-time. It helps a business avoid expensive downtime and they are able to face unexpected breaches in a much better way.
- Better response support – this is because the physical security solutions that are networked work in a more collaborative manner. You would be able to respond to any incidents from any location and any device
Wiring and Security Systems go hand-in-hand
While all these factors are important, it’s also extremely important to ensure that the wiring in your home is completely synched to your security needs in the future. Technologies are always in evolve-mode. It’s difficult enough to accommodate the varied equipment that is an integral part of most households. But when you throw in security system-related wiring requirements, you might just be in for some unpleasant surprises, if you don’t keep your future needs in view.
When you are adding a new security system and upgrading your wiring, think about all the places you would want Ethernet, cable, Internet or any other wiring installations and how those needs may change in the future. The wiring you get done now, should keep these things in view. This will help make your security system more future proof than it already is.
For more security system wiring ideas and the best electrical solutions, call Allround Electrical at 1300 169 263. You can also drop us a line via email.
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