You started your business. You had the spark of inspiration, raised the capital, found the location, and suddenly, you were in business! Things were shaky at first, but you found your feet, and things have continued over the years. The building you leased might have come with a security system already installed, or you had one custom-designed and installed. But that was 15 years ago, and the system is a little long into the tooth. Today it could use a serious upgrade if not a complete overhaul.
It’s typical for a security system to last between 12 and 20 years. Knowing when and what to upgrade can be confusing. At Moon Security, we understand how challenging it can be to maintain an aging security system. Fortunately, we know what to look for and which components most likely need to be replaced.
System Components Don’t All Age the Same
A security system comprises many devices, components, and software; these components safeguard you, your property, and your people. Depending on how old your security components are, they might begin to deteriorate, putting your safety at risk. Business owners should replace cameras after ten years, motion detectors after twenty years, and electronic locks every five to ten years. Fire and life-safety systems should also be regularly tested and updated according to manufacturer recommendations. It is necessary to replace all system batteries every three years. With age, security systems become less reliable.
System Failure: Costly and Dangerous
Rather than failing suddenly, security systems typically fail over time, component by component. This slow degradation can lead to false alarms, poor picture quality, or dead zones not protected by the system.
Ensure your aging system does not malfunction or fail before it is too late. You need to make sure your system runs smoothly and efficiently. Ensure your people and property are safe by updating or replacing older components.
Every year, camera technology advances. The quality of pictures, lenses, mounts, and more is improving, which leads to better security. An excellent way to upgrade your security system is to replace older IP or CCTV cameras, which last between 6 and 10 years on average. New cameras often dramatically improve picture quality, shifting from grainy, low-resolution to vibrant, high-resolution images. Newer security cameras offer better picture quality, sound, and features, including two-way audio. By replacing fixed cameras with pan-tilt-zoom cameras (PTZ) or 360 panoramic cameras (360p), you can add a new dimension to your security system.
The system can also be upgraded to include mobile functionality, wireless capabilities, and biometrics.
Adding remote monitoring to your business’s security system gives you numerous benefits that enhance your operations’ overall protection and efficiency. Remote monitoring allows you to access and oversee your security system from anywhere, anytime, using a computer or mobile device. This capability provides a heightened sense of control and peace of mind, as you can keep a close eye on your premises even when you’re physically away. Remote monitoring allows you to receive real-time alerts and notifications about potential security breaches and take immediate action. It also lets you remotely view live camera feeds, review recorded footage, and control access to your premises.
Upgrading a Commercial Security System
An outdated security system shouldn’t hold back your business security. Business upgrades are not extras but investments in your company’s safety and success. Take advantage of this opportunity to better protect your business with the latest technologies and features. In addition to protecting your business, you’ll also gain valuable peace of mind. Protect your company today and enjoy a brighter, safer future.
Contact Moon Security to see which system upgrades are needed to enhance your security and extend the life of your system. Give Moon Security a call today at 1-800-722-1070.