How to Find the Right Security Equipment for Your Needs
Security equipment is a must for anyone that wants peace of mind and protection for their property. But unlike some investments, it’s not a case of one-size-fits-all.
There is a vast array of security products out there, all with different purposes, features and added extras. In this post, we’ll explore how you can choose the right security equipment based on your specific needs.
What do you want from it?
When it comes to security equipment, the first question to consider is what you actually want from it. Would you like more peace of mind when you’re away from home or do you want to actively put out a deterrent to potential burglars?
For deterring thieves, intruder alarms are a great cost-effective option, while a CCTV camera will take things one step further. However, if you want to monitor your property at all times, a smart surveillance camera system is the perfect fit.
Naturally, this involves a lot more equipment than a simple deterrent, with multiple cameras all linked to your Wi-Fi. It allows you to check in on different parts of your home from any smart phone or computer, providing that extra peace of mind.
Commercial vs domestic
The next difference comes from what type of property you’re looking to secure. Some products, such as a video doorbell, are specifically designed for domestic use. On the flipside, access control systems are far more useful for commercial properties.
There are also plenty of products that are available for both commercial and domestic use, but which have their differences depending on your requirements.
Commercial security cameras will typically need to cover a larger area than a domestic installation, for example. This could require more cameras if it’s several different spaces, or just cameras with higher definition and better zoom capability.
What security equipment do you already have?
Another important consideration is whether you already have any security equipment – and how well it’s working. If your home is equipped with an effective Honeywell home alarm system and you want to add some cameras, you might benefit from sticking with Honeywell for your CCTV needs.
However, if you’ve encountered any issues with your current system, it’s worth putting them front and centre when you’re searching for a replacement.
How a consultation can help
The best way to find the right security equipment for your needs is to arrange a consultation with a team of trusted security experts. With a wealth of experience and knowledge of all the latest products, they’ll be able to listen to your requirements – including any issues you’re having with your existing system – and recommend the right equipment to tick every box.
That’s exactly what we provide at Selectron. Having worked with domestic and commercial clients across Bermuda, our specialist team is best placed to help with your security needs. To arrange a free, no obligation consultation, simply get in touch with us online.