Commercial and Residential Security and Alarm Systems; the Economics of Them
An alarm system, whether for residential or commercial uses, when installed, used and maintained well should protect the life and property of the user. It is obvious that burglars or vandals are likely to be deterred from breaking into or damaging a property that has clearly visible security systems. Further, research shows that establishments that do not use a surveillance system are four times more likely to be hit by robbers than one with security measures in place.
Security system installation costs
The best time to think about security systems is when a new building is being designed. The architect can include this is n the blueprints of the building. This means that the electrician or security system company can install cabling and security devices through the framework of the building structure. This is helpful from the ease of installation but also means that the end result will be more attractive. There is no need to add unsightly trunking to protect cables since they will be hidden behind the walls. This also means that any burglar cannot easily tamper or cut the electrical cables which further adds to the security of the system and the premises overall.
If you have an existing building it can be expensive to retro-fit security systems however cables can often be run through ducting to hide them away.
Security device purchase costs
These days there are many different brands and types of security systems available on the. The most popular of them are burglar and fire alarms. However, there a lot more different devices that are coming onto the market to meet to many needs of the customer. As the volume of production and the competition in the market has increased, prices have fallen so the initial set-up costs are significantly lower than they were in the 1990s.
However, low priced products still need to be installed correctly. Unfortunately, many electricians think that just because there are cables involved that they are qualified to set-up security systems. This is not necessarily the case. It is much safer to contact a professional security systems company to recommend the components you need and then to install them so that they work properly and protect your family and premises.
What cost for your health?
In the recent past there have been huge strides forward in medical alarms. These can range from a simple panic button that the elderly or infirm can press in case of emergency. There are also more advanced medical alarms which are connect to the person and can send a signal to the emergency response teams in case of a health attack. This saves time which can of course save lives.
Since alarm systems are operating throughout the day and night once installed, the risk of intruders is greatly reduced. This risk is recognised by the insurance industry and as a result insurance premiums are often reduced for buildings where security devices have been installed.
Lower security and alarm monitoring costs
While most alarms are stand alone in nature, for greater effectiveness it is better if your alarm and other security devices are connected to a monitoring centre. It used o be an expensive operation but with new technologies the costs for monitoring have fallen dramatically.
Typically alarm signals are connected via phone lines to an alarm monitoring company. This means that rather than employing a night watchman to patrol your premises, you can simply have remote monitoring. If there is any suspicious activity, then the security service will notify the police. Alternatively, the better security firms have their own mobile security patrols which can be first responder to a scene or alarm.
These days alarms signals can also be wireless or connected through the Internet. This further reduces alarm monitoring costs. It also means that it is much easier to have remote and centralised monitoring.
Lower production costs
Another advance in alarm monitoring has been in relation to factory production lines. Round the clock operation is used in many manufacturing plants to keep production costs as low as possible. If a line develops a fault for any reason, the costs can quickly run into thousands of dollars. However, if your production lines are alarmed and have a remote production line monitoring system then in case of emergency a signal can be sent to the maintenance crew to get the plant up and running again as soon as possible.
Deterrent and capture costs
One of the more common security systems is video surveillance using CCTV. These can be monitored live to notice if there is anything untoward. An additional benefit is that footage can be recorded which might be used later for identification or evidence. These can also be monitored remotely via a PC connection from your home or while you are away. However, this does tie a person to their computer screen so a better option is to hire a security video monitoring service that can handle this for you.
Finding security systems companies in Auckland
There are plenty of security firms in Auckland. Some simply sell the components such as electronic retailers for DIY set-up. Others provide installation but there are very few full service security systems companies in Auckland that have the complete end-to-end support. Global Security Systems is one of those who can not only provide expert advice on security systems, but the devices, installation by industry experts, monitoring and mobile security patrols too.