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Determining Your Security Needs

Determining your security needs on a complete solution basis is crucial. A good question to ask yourself is one of: “Is my security system up to homeland security standards”? Often times we run into poorly outfitted applications and an upset end user. Let’s talk about this…

Best place to start is locating a vendor or manufacture that has a software/hardware solution that meets the applications challenges. For instance if you are covering a lot of distance a wireless solution may be the best solution. One thing to keep in mind when looking at hardware and software from a vendor is to establish a relationship with them. Get a feel for them as a company and even take it as far as checking references.
Outfitting after a vendor is selected can be tricky. I recommend always trying to keep it simple while leaving the ability for upgrades or expansion. There is almost little to no disadvantages of using PTZ cameras outside of cost.
Installation needs to be considered when setting all of this up. I always recommend using an outside source or someone your supplier recommends. Typically these guys have a vast knowledge of the capabilities and industry.

Comments8
  1. Sam J.October 06, 2010   

    Alot of companies will come up with a good solution to meet your needs, build the relationship with your vendor early in the process so you don’t waste your time.

  2. Ronald TackOctober 11, 2010   

    Terrific work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!

  3. DaveOctober 16, 2010   

    Going with a reputable company, that knows how to address the issue at hand, while providing the best solution is the best way to go.

  4. Ken DunwoodOctober 29, 2010   

    I would agree! It starts with the vendor!

  5. Larry CNovember 07, 2010   

    Building a relationship with your vendor will go a long way when purchasing a system. It will go even further if you ever have to call that company for service. If you did not build the relationship early, you probably will not get as good a service later on.

  6. Don M.November 21, 2010   

    It’s all about the relationship between vendor and end user. Work on that first and the rest will probable go pretty smooth!

  7. Tray ViktorNovember 25, 2010   

    Finding a vendor who understands your needs and whom you can build a relationship with is key. If the vendor knows their job and what they are doing, they can and will come up with the best plan for you.

  8. JohnDecember 16, 2010   

    Homeland security standards is a great place to start when looking for guidlines for your security system. They lay out a layout of what a system should be and do.

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