In times where security is a must, security systems abound for both domestic and commercial systems. Because of the obvious necessity to have one, manufacturers are competing to create the best durable yet easy to install system. In effect, many of the security systems today, unlike the old models, are much easier to install and use. Here are the basic guidelines in installing a basic security system for your business’ safety and your own peace of mind.
- Preparation. Prepare the necessary tools and accessories that you might need. The basic tools would be a screw driver, screws, hammer and nails, wires, and the necessary battery for the kit, if needed.
- Alarm placement. Plan where to place your panic alarm, and the overall security system. Place your alarm at a strategic place. It is a good precaution to put the sounding alarm at a not so obvious position so as to catch the burglar off-guard once the alarm sets off. If you do otherwise, there will be a possibility that the burglar might dismantle the alarm and your security system would be useless. Another consideration is if the burglar system alarm will be put inside or outside the commercial premises. Putting it inside can certainly disturb the burglar but may not compel the nearby authorities to respond. If you place the alarm outside, however, the potential false alarms may disturb the neighborhood.
- Connect the different switches. Different intruder alarm systems vary in security range and options, whether for commercial or residential security. In case of banks where a large amount of money is deposited, and which poses a large probability of being attacked by robbers, it is necessary to put intricate security switches. Windows, doors, and cache switches are often interconnected into one kit to create a comprehensive vector security system.
- Connect. Use the screw to attach the door switches and window switches in case someone tries to enter the establishment through them. Connect them to one another, then link these to the sound alarm through the provided wires. Place the wires in inconspicuous places and cover them with another layer like foil or electrical tape, if necessary. Use wall staples to stick them to the walls. This is a crucial point, because if ever the burglar notices the wiring, he can sabotage your system and render it useless.
- Contact. Keep in touch with the manufacturer of the security system you bought. It would be good to talk to them about the product so as to acquire more knowledge about commercial security and how exactly their product works. Check if there are agreements and warranties in case their product fails. Moreover, you can contact them to check up your security system every now and then. With this, you can assure optimal performance for you security system.
The best advice in installing your own commercial security system is to think like the burglar. Do not put your security system at risk, or put them in unsecured situations. Installing a security system for your business requires wise thinking and a responsible placement of things.