Security System Devices & Design Factors
A commercial security system
is very different from a home security system. A basic 3
doors and a motion detector may be effective for a home
security system, but most times it is not what is needed for a
commercial security system. There are many factors that
are often overlooked. Below we will examine many of
the devices and considerations that business
owners often overlook in designing a commercial security
But in a business, once the business is
closed, no one enters the building until the next
morning. A flashing strobe light draws eyes to the
location after hours.
What often happens is that once the
occupant moves their stuff in, they cover up the motion
detectors. This especially happens in the warehouse
area. Place motion detectors so that they shoot down
aisles and open areas.
- Burglars also cut through your
neighbor's wall to get to your location. I
have seen this happen often at liquor and convenience
stores where the burglar will cut through the sheetrock
wall from the next door neighbor's location.
- Warehouse Motion Detectors are different from
interior motion detectors. Many companies
will use interior style motion detectors in the warehouse
trying to save money on the initial installation.
The problem is, that after they are done with the
installation, it is the business owner that is stuck with
the fines from the false alarms.
True warehouse motion detectors that are designed for
hostile environments will cost more, but will save you many
headaches and money later.
- Glass Break Detectors - Use glassbreak
detectors in strip centers where there is a glass
front. If a burglar were to smash the glass, and run
in, and run out, a motion detector may not pick them
- Use a cell back-up unit to avoid signal
interruption to the monitoring station.
Commercial sites are very vulnerable to the phone line
being cut since there is often no one around the business
at night. It will cost a bit more for the cell unit and
cell service, but it provides peace of mind that your alarm
signal will get through to the monitoring center.
- Horn Siren - Use a horn
siren if the business is in an industrial park and not near
any residential area. Loud noise is a big
- Outside lighting - Never forget that
outside lighting is also a big deterrent. A burglar
does not want to get caught, so maybe they'll go bother
someone else if your place is well lit.
Consider all of these factors when designing your
commercial security system.
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