Common Mistakes People Make When Installing A Security System

Author: PREP SECURITY | | Categories: Access Control , Residential Security , Security Cameras


Heightened awareness about crime has encouraged many people to install security systems in their homes and business premises to protect their families and belongings. With evolving technology, there are several security systems available in the marketplace to keep them safe. However, the security requirements of every individual and company vary from each other, and one product that works for your family and house might not work for your business. 

By working with an experienced company to have a security system installed, you can choose the right surveillance system for your tailored needs, depending on your location, budget, and other factors. However, people often choose a security system without adequate knowledge of the subject, requirements, or consulting an expert. 

To ensure you do not make these errors and choose the best security system for your home and your business, Prep Security has got you covered! Read on to learn about the most common mistakes people make when installing a security system.

1. Not researching the security company
Customers often skip doing adequate research on the security company they wish to hire. Furthermore, they forget to ask about the company’s after-sales services before hiring them. To make matters worse, they do not carry out proper maintenance tests to determine if their security system is functioning as intended or not. To avoid being caught off guard, hire a company only after adequate research. 

2. Undersizing their needs
If you’ve decided to install a security system and you’re starting to browse online shopping portals to see what’s available, you’ll most likely stumble upon some cheap systems. The first impressions seem appealing, but not all security cameras are built equal. Undersizing your needs will result in installing cameras that might have a poor resolution. Worse even, poor or no night vision. 

3. Trying to utilize old equipment
Old camera equipment without sufficient resolution or bandwidth to capture and transmit images typically produces low-resolution, grainy images that make it nearly impossible to identify details. Even if your old camera system captures something, the authorities may not be able to use low-resolution images. It may be difficult even to tell whether the person captured in the pictures is a friend or an intruder in some cases.

4. Having unrealistic equipment expectations
When piecing together a security system for the first time, you might be tempted to install any camera system up on the roof and expect a little too much out of it. You can’t expect every camera system you install to accomplish advanced tasks. These cameras work to their best abilities when you fine-tune the settings as recommended. For example, if you want a camera to accurately capture facial features from a distance, you must position it to where it’s pointing at the desired area and properly adjust the zoom.

To avoid these and other mistakes people make when installing a security system, reach out to Prep Security - Commercial & Residential Security And Communications Services In St. Charles, Missouri.

At Prep Security, we are confident about the services we provide and will be happy to tell you why we believe we are the top name in the security and low voltage industry in St. Louis Metro. If you’re looking for a reliable security and communications integrator, here are a few reasons why we are the best at what we do. We have been in business since 2008. Our initial focus was on commercial video surveillance, but Prep Security gained valuable experience and expertise in a wide range of other security and communications areas including HD security camera systems, alarms, access control, data/network cabling, and almost any low voltage solution.

We have done installations nationally including Texas, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Most of our work is done in the St. Louis Metro and includes St. Charles, St. Louis, Ferguson, Wentzville, O’fallon, Florissant, St. Peters, Fenton, Maryland Heights, Ballwin, Clayton, Creve Coeur, Eureka, Hazelwood, Missouri, Alton, and Fairview Heights, Illinois.

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