Why the Position of Security Equipment is Crucial
Whether it’s cameras, intruder alarms or lighting, security equipment is vital to protect your property and provide peace of mind. However, to do that, it needs to be properly installed. While wiring and Wi-Fi connection are important, there are other aspects of the set-up which you should consider too.
In this post, we’ll explore why the position of security equipment is so important to how it works.
Triggering an alarm
First and foremost, your security equipment needs to be in the right place to trigger a genuine alarm. That means having sensors on every door, window or other point of entry tied into your intruder alarm. Similarly, any security lighting should be directed at these key areas.
Fire alarms and smoke detectors need to be positioned on every level of your home, including rooms where fires can start, so they can provide a quick response to any fire. Finally, cameras need to be positioned for maximum coverage, so they can see as much as possible should anything happen.
Reduce false alarms
All that said, you don’t want your security equipment to trigger false alarms. Nobody wants their security lighting coming on every time the neighbours are out in their garden.
Some camera systems also have motion sensors, which alert you when anyone is detected. If that’s the case, you wouldn’t want them picking up parts of the street where people often walk by.
What about fire alarms? If heat or smoke detectors are installed too close to cooking areas, you could get false alarms on a daily basis. This is particularly dangerous as it can wear out the batteries or even cause frustrated people to remove them, which leaves your home vulnerable.
This is certainly an area where expertise can help you find the right balance.
What about visibility?
In many cases, security equipment can act as a visual deterrent before it’s even called into action. To do that, it needs to be seen. This is particularly important for surveillance cameras, which are a huge deterrent for burglars and vandals.
The same is true for intruder alarms, with many homes displaying an external alarm box on the front façade.
However, this is another area where you need to find the right balance. Security equipment that’s too visible or even accessible can cause some problems. It’s important that your surveillance cameras can’t be covered, tampered with or even stolen. They should be placed high up and out of reach while still remaining visible.
Similarly, you should make sure your security system’s control keypad is both out of view and out of reach. This is essentially the hub of your entire security system, so you don’t want anyone to know where it is or be able to get an idea of how it works.
Specialist security installation
At Selectron, we provide state-of-the-art security products for homes and commercial properties across Bermuda – but we don’t stop there. Our team also offers expert installation for all of our products, so you can make sure they’re optimally positioned and working to their absolute best for your peace of mind.
Contact our team today to find out more.